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Event: Weaving Romance Around Suspense Jan 27th w/@SylviaHubbard1 at @SkillmanLibrary cc @DetroitLibrary RT/Share #Detroit #michlit #motownlit #AuthorTalk


Skillman Detroit Public Library at 121 Gratiot, Detroit, Michigan will host Michigan’s Literary Diva at the Quicken Loans Author Series.

Sylvia Hubbard will speak about weaving romance around suspense, publishing and marketing. There will also be reader discussions around the over 30 novels she has independently published.

Readers and Writers from everywhere invited. FREE

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Attend Write on the Red Cedar 2016 Conference! #MichLit JAN 22-23




Jan. 22–23, 2016


Who says you have to travel to New York or Los Angeles to attend a professional writing conference?

Write on the Red Cedar is a growing, premier writing event located conveniently in the heart of the Great Lakes State on the campus of Michigan State University.

WOTRC has one central goal: To give you the tools, access, and information you need to go from writer toBobMayerprofessional writer. And that’s why we hold WOTRC in January—to help you kick off the New Year on the right track to achieve your writing resolutions!

For 2016, Capital City Writers Association is thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer as our headliner. Mayer—author of the sci-fi Area 51 series and owner of Cool Gus Publishing —joins an exciting line-up of authors, journalists, editors, and agents who have generously agreed to share their time and expertise with you.

Want to learn more? Click on the quick links below for more information about our speakers, schedule, agent appointments, and other conference opportunities.




Conference Center/Hotel

Agent Appointments

Manuscript Reviews

Register for Write on the Red Cedar

To visit the main CCWA website, click here!

Capital City Writers is a professional association for career-focused writers in and around Lansing, Mich.

Founded in 2013 by four professional writers, the organization is designed to provide support and learning opportunities for working and aspiring writers in their publishing pursuits.

We have a four-part mission:

— Craft and career support through regular workshops

— Networking

— Recognition for member accomplishments

— Accountability, so you can achieve your goals


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#MotownWriters @Meetup Group Topic:Finding Readers|Make money in 2016 Dec12th 10am @DetroitLibrary


  • Saturday, December 12, 2015

    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Detroit Library – Main

    5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI (edit map)

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  • (Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.)


    Whether offline or online finding readers is a hard job for Writers. Get ready to take notes as we discuss how to find your readers to sell more books.

    We’ll also touch on how to make money as a writer while increasing readership and SEO. See ya Sat and please bring a donation to help us out.

    Also bring your literary challenges, new books to announce and achievements.

    Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect!




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Dec 12th Join me at #iWrite2k15: Ebook Workshop & Social Media Consulting #Detroit

Please take a moment and share this post with other who are writing a book, writers groups, and other interested parties in your blog, social media and even offline. (There are print functions below.) Thanks in advance.



On Saturday, December 12th, Join me and other professionals to discuss self-publishing options and solutions. I’m excited to join this team of knowledgeable people to help people to their literary goal.

I’ll be doing an ebook workshop for lunch and then social media consults throughout the rest of the day.

Note: I’ll still be doing the regular 2nd Saturday from 10am to Noon at the Detroit Public – Main Library so I’ll have a very busy Saturday.

See you there and I hope you register for the self publishing workshop and training at:


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Author event at Detroit Public LIbrary, Skillman @DetroitLibrary Branch, @KimOnTheWeb #MichLit #MotownLit

Quicken Loans Noontime Author Series: Kim Brooks     
Wednesday, November 18, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Presenting award winning author, and “Christian Fiction’s rising star”
Kim Brooks. She’s written several books; He’s Saved But is He For Real?She That
Findeth, and How to Date and Stay Saved . Book signing and light refreshments.

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#MotownLit EVENT:Twisted Storytellers Bring the Funny Friday, Oct16 #michlit #motownwriters @twistedtellers



October 1, 2015


Twisted Storytellers Bring the Funny

Friday, October 16


DETROIT, MI –– The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted StorytellersⓇ where real people, tell true stories, live onstage, presents “Funny Bone,” Friday, October 16, 2015. The Secret Society is a winner of the Knight Arts Challenge, which funds projects that engage and enrich Detroit through the arts.


“Laughter produces an immediate health benefit,” says Executive Director Satori Shakoor. “The wisdom underlying these side-splitting stories will open insights into our humanity.”

“As we listen to the exciting, sometimes traumatizing, sometimes uplifting tales, we think: “that could be me,” or “that was me,” says Juanita Moore, president of the Charles H. Wright Museum, which hosts the events.

“I ain’t seen nothing like it,” says Dick Gregory. “Stay in touch with the storytellers. It can heal.”

The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers next event “Funny Bone” will take place at 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2015 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 315 E. Warren Detroit, MI 48202. Featuring storytellers, Mike Bonner, Monique King, Germaine Gebhard and more, with Musical Guest, Larry Johnson and Dance Guests Body Rhythm Dancers. Satori Shakoor will host the evening.

About The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers is a licensed production of The Society for the Re-Institutionalization of Storytelling (TSRS), a 501(c)3 Michigan non-profit organization. TSRS has a global mission to connect humanity, heal and transform community and to provide an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience through the art and craft of storytelling.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. Knight Foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

Tickets $16-$20, for additional info, interviews and to watch video performances, please visit: or call 313-744-6037.


Interviews and Personal Appearances, Contact:

Satori Shakoor at 313-744-6037 or via email


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Metro #Detroit Literary EVENT: 8th Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference Oct 17th REGISTER NOW @traveltalk #michlit

Don’t let another year go by without attending a conference and if you have attended a conference this year, YOU MUST attend this one!!

Advanced Registration is $125.00

Space Permitting, at-the-door registration will be $150.00

Registration is going on NOW for the 8th Annual Rochester Writers’ ConferenceThe Story Within is the theme this year. Michigan author, Bonnie Jo Campbell, will keynote the October 17 Rochester Writers’ Conference. Current Springfed Arts’ members will enjoy a discount this year. If you’re a member in good standing with Springfed Arts, look for the Special Registration Page on the conference website. Presentations include Lectures, Workshops, and Panel Discussions for Fiction and Non-fiction Writers.

Presenters include: Lev Raphael, Zilka Joseph, Karrie Waarala, Linda Anger, Dorene O’Brien, Carrie Pearson, Hillary Rettig, Alice Speilburg, Danielle Schnakenberg, and Cindy Kitchel.


Presentations include: Avoid Bad Sex Writing, Our Story through Memoir, Publishing Poetry, Speaking Skills for Writers, Flash Fiction, Children’s Book Publishing 101, Joyful Writing Productivity, Small Group Agent Sessions, Personal Branding for Writers, I Have a Website – Now What?, and a Publishing Panel.

Complete Schedule is now available! 


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Listen to the #Michlit Radio Show w/host @andi2747 Upcoming & Past Shows #motownwriters


Michigan Lit Radio Show

(Listen Live (646) 915-9177 on Wednesday 530pm or online http://

would you like to be interviewed?

Fill out the form below

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#MotownWriters: Author Sign up for Motown Literary Women’s Luncheon 2016… Limited Book Vendor Spots #MichLit



Motown Literary Women Event 2016

March 19, 2016 11am

Location: TBD, Detroit, MI (tentative)

Half Table: $35 (covers food cost)

$20 Deposit Required to hold table by Dec 31st 2015


*Please fill out form completely. Please be at least a Metro Detroit FEMALE Author.

Other events for other authors will come but March is Women’s Month. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView our profile on LinkedInView our videos on YouTube

Subscribe to be updated of this event and other events by Motown Writers Network… Michigan Literary Network | CLICK HERE 

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2nite: Effective Resume Writing at Brighton District Library #motownwriters #amwriting 8/28


Comprehensive instruction for writing and/or improving your resume.

Topics covered:

  • Facts and truth about how resumes are evaluated
  • Resume development/improvement strategies
  • Understanding KEYWORDS
  • Choosing sections, format, and style
  • Tips for the Michigan Talent Connect



If you are a veteran or the eligible spouse of a veteran and the workshop you’d like to attend is full, please email the workshop contact and you will be provided a seat at the workshop.logo

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Londen’s Love Fundraiser: Poetry Contest 4chance 2win Comcast feature #michlit

Poetry Contest


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#MichLit Events this week… got one? Let me know… #motownlit #Detroit #Michigan #amwriting #amreading Plz Share

I was on Facebook and saw there were a lot of literary events that needed to be talked about. I know there are some that are actually not on Facebook or don’t see what I see when you log in, so I decided to create a post about it.



#MichLit  #Event 8/11/15 @ 7pm Springfed Writers Contest Winners Read in Birmingham #literacy #writing #michigan




8/12, 5:30p ET, w guest . Listen live online and comment or call in and listen in 646-915-9177.






Finance and the Artist – Free financial workshop

Tomorrowat 8/12/15 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tomorrow · 76°F / 59°F Partly Cloudy

Oakland Avenue Missionary Baptist Church
309 Harper Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202

Crystal Reign Brock invited you


“Reading Room” Ice Cream Social




Author Visit: Anna Clark

Anna Clark invited you





Rosemarie Wilson invited you



Also if you are signing up for NanowriMo, please let me know in the comments after you have signed up.

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Event Reminder: July 30th – The Artistry of Finance: Financial Workshop for Artist #michlit

The Artistry of Finance
Financial Workshop for Artist
LEARN HOW TO:                 WHERE: TBD
                                    WHEN: July 30, 2015
Properly budget
                                    TIME: 6:30 p.m.
Fundraising techniques
Save for retirement
Create Wealth
Why Life Insurance?
Hosted by Author, Poet, Playwright and Financial Consultant, Crystal R Brock
** In order to choose an appropriate venue call 313-505-4073 to RSVP **



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ConClave 39 will be October 9-11, 2015 in Dearborn, MI! #michlit #motownlit

ConClave’s mission is to celebrate Fantasy and Science Fiction in all its forms. Art, music, theatrical performance, film, animation, television, fantasy role-play, renaissance reenactments, gaming and for-real. From writers to spaceship pilots, rennies and furries, ConClave is a gathering for anyone with a sense of wonder.

For more information:

ConClave 39 will be October 9-11, 2015 in Dearborn, MI!

For more information:

Guest of Honor: Jody Lynn Nye


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Notes frm #MotownWriters @Meetup 1/10/15…Add yr own New Year Goals and Tips

New Year Literary Endeavors

Baby steps count too

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Discussion outline of our January monthly meetup at The Detroit Public Library Main Branch. We meet every 2nd Saturday from 10am to Noon. Interested in Joining us next month, please feel free to come or RSVP at

Please feel free to share this post with another writer, author, poet or group!

Writing Goals

Realistic Monthly Writing Goals

Word Count

Page Count

Publishing Goals

Set timelines.

Get a publishing buddy

Find someone who is ahead of the publishing goals and help them out to learn from them


Offline – placing marketing material places in state and out of state

Visiting networking groups related to book or the writing industry

Supporting other authors and ppl in your book’s genre


Social networks

Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google, Youtube

Produce one audio file and one video file a month

Produce one blog post a month

Get a free account at Hootsuite to make posting easier for yourself


Find one event to speak at, perform at, teach at… online or off line.

Easy one… check out blogtalkradio and set up an interview for yourself

Get a blog to be featured on

Offline… check out churches, library or youth groups in the area to speak at about your genre, specialty or book


Get a buddy

Budget monthly

Do ONE thing in your goal sheet and then next month try to do two things and next month do three… and so on

Come back to Motown Writers and give us an update.

January group goal

Take one selfie of you and another writer. Post it to social media with a hashtag of #motownlit


Now add your beginning of the year goals and any tips you can offer to other writers! See you next meeting.

RSVP now at


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