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Event: MUSING Series at Hannan House Café Sunday, Feb18th #Detroit #michigan #michlit #motownwriters #poets #authors #writers
Fortify Writers Retreat Returns to #Detroit! via @CaseyRocheteau #michlit #motownwriters #writers May 18-20,2018
Fortify Writers Retreat Returns to Detroit!
***For Immediate Release***
Fortify Writers Retreat returns to Detroit for its second year May 18-20, 2018. Applications are open today through the end of the month. We encourage writers of any level or genre to apply for this weekend of generating new work, skill sharing, and building connections while attending workshops led by our phenomenal faculty.
2018’s retreat is being coordinated by inaugural Write A House winner Casey Rocheteau and Disquiet International fellow Corina M. Fadel. Fortify will take place in a beautiful home in the historic Boston Edison neighborhood. Airea D. Matthews, 2015 Kresge fellow and winner of the 2016 Yale Younger Poets Prize will be give the keynote address. Our faculty includes Casey Rocheteau, poet Rachel Mckibbens, author Morgan Willis, journalist Anna Clark, and poet Nandi Comer. The retreat is sponsored by Write A House and the law firm Dickinson Wright.
Fortify is a weekend-long retreat centered around the generation of new work, sharing of skills and building connections between writers in Detroit. We want writers in any genre, at any experience level to have a space to hone their craft and acquire new tools for their writing practice. We are offering workshops and events led by acclaimed poets, storytellers, journalists, fiction and non-fiction writers. Detroit-based law firm, Dickinson Wright PLLC, is helping sponsor the event and will lead a special workshop / panel conversation, pertaining to the various legal issues writers may face in their careers. This years retreat also features a dinner time storytelling event that will be open the public. There is space for 45 participants, with five tuition scholarships available. Applications will be open between February 1st and 28th , and acceptances will be sent out in March. The cost of the retreat is $110 and includes meals, tuition and entrance to all retreat programming.
In 2015, Cornetta Lane, Anna Clark, Meghan Catana, Corina Fadel and Casey Rocheteau came together with the idea of building a writing retreat in Detroit. We set out with the shared intention that attendees would leave the space feeling full of knowledge, connections, new ideas and work. With help from the University of Michigan and Write A House, we saw our vision to fruition and hosted the Fortify Writers Summit in April 2016 at the Charles T. Fisher Mansion in Boston Edison. This year, we are returning with the same intentions, under the theme of Writing the Now, which is meant to encompass many aspects of writing the present moment, be it tracking the growth of a fictional character, or reporting an event which is still currently unfolding.
We look forward to reading applications and bringing you another fantastic retreat!
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Ludington Writers’ Rendezvous will definitely be held this year.
Last year (you might recall) we had to cancel due to not getting the word out soon enough. Here’s what we know so far:
July 21, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
40 possible vendor half tables, minimum 15 to hold the event (shouldn’t be an issue, starting to publicize now)
VERY short author interviews and opportunities to read from your work
possible short “discussions” where several authors give their take on interesting questions
free light breakfast during setup
lunch delivery available from local food services via volunteers
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Registration will be available through Eventbrite within a couple of days.
$25 half table general price. $15 half table for Ludington Writers Members
Questions: contact , Joan H. Young, through PM, or jhyshark at gmail. com
Greetings lovely and handsome DWW writers!
- Address: Lake Orion ONTV: 1349 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360
- Orion Center Building. Senior Center entrance on right, ONTV entrance on left
- Parking in front of building
- Phone #: 248-693-3377
- Arrival time: 6 p.m.
- Taping time: 6:30 p.m.
- Seating capacity is 30
- DWW President will welcome audience and viewers, give brief history of DWW, and introduce each reader
- Taping concludes by 8:30 p.m.
- THIS IS NOT LIVE TAPING. The reading will be edited for viewing on YouTube and Lake Orion ONTV.
- A green screen will be used for taping, so avoid wearing green clothing.
- Joe Johnson (who was on the panel at the September DWW Conference) will mock Detroit Working Writers lettering into the screen to identify the group.
- We’re encouraged to bring refreshments, including coffee and tea. Joe says it makes the event more welcoming.
- Guidelines for poetry lines and fiction/nonfiction word count: since this is going on the air, subject matter should be for general audiences. Each reader has @ 10 minutes.
Romance is in the Air at #MotownWriters! Great Romance Authors will be featured this month. See our lineup
#MotownWriters February Romance Author Features
Feb 5th: Mia Bailey – Book
Feb 8th: Raynetta Manees – Book
Feb 12th: Breathless – Book
Feb 15th: Parker J Cole – Book
Feb 19th: Jada Pearl – Book
Feb 22nd: India Norfleet – Book
Feb 26th: Kimberly Batchelor Davis – Book
Please support these authors by purchasing their book, gifting to a reader and then sharing this page
On top of the fresh ideas on how to write, sell and market your book, you will hear what it takes for you to become noticeable to your audience and how to make money doing it! You will also hear how to properly structure your business.
We like to have fun at AWAOA so dancing and giveaways will be a part of our time together!
Are you in need of a professional photo? You will have the opportunity to have that done as well.
Breakfast and Lunch will also be included!
- Early Bird VIP Tickets include:
Entrance into the Conference
Early Bird Conference Ticket only – click here
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It’s Happening Soon… Mark Your Calendar!
The Zell Visiting Writers Series brings writers from across the country and world to Ann Arbor to engage with the community through various events, including a public reading, a Q&A session and workshops. MFA students are able to work directly with visiting writers through direct forums and feedback from writers about student work. The Q&A sessions are also open to undergrad students. It’s a great way to share a space with the visiting writers and be surrounded by people who are incredibly passionate about their work. During these visits, writers share their personal experiences behind their writing and encourage young writers by sharing their backgrounds.