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Author’s Meet and Greet as part of the 37th Annual Holton Days – Vendor Opportunities Available July 28, 9A-12P at Muskegon Area District Library, #michiganwriter #motownwriters #michlit

Holton Days committee and Holton Friends of the Library will sponsor an Author’s Meet and Greet as part of the 37th Annual Holton Days. The Author’s event will take place on Saturday, July 28, 9A-12P at Muskegon Area District Library, Holton Branch. This is an outdoor event, tables and chairs will be provided. This is an opportunity for authors to meet with patrons, promote themselves and sell books. Please contact Holton Library at 231-821-0268 or email jvanderboegh@madl.org for more information and to sign up for the event.

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DPL Author Series : 2nd Annual Writer’s Conference via @detroitlibrary @DplEdison May19th #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters #Detroit

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dpl-author-series-2nd-annual-writers-conference-tickets-44159482200

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Detroit Public Library Author Series Presents: 2nd Annual So,You Want to be a Writer…Now What? Come see how the professionals do it. Published authors share their experiences and advice on taking your book from concept to publication. From writer, to author! Scheduled authors include: J.D Mason; a national bestselling and award-winning author whose many novels include; Seducing Abby Rhodes, The Real Mrs. Price,andDrop Dead Gorgeous. “Mason has become a major name in African American fiction. Her stark portrayals of her characters and their innermost thoughts bring the readers right into the emotional center of the story“. Kiesha Ervinone of the hottest writers in the urban fiction genre is a prolific writer. She is the author of the national best-sellers Cranes in the Sky, ChynaBlack series, Me & My BoyfriendMina’s Joint and Hold U Down.Drew Philp is the author of A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned House and an American City. His work has been published both nationally and internationally and has appeared in publications including BuzzFeedThe Guardian, The Detroit Free PressDe Correspondent, The Metrotimes, and The Michigan Daily. This is event is free. Refreshments will be served

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DATE AND TIME

Sat, May 19, 2018

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

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Detroit Public Library

Edison Branch

18400 Joy Rd, at Southfield

Detroit, 48228

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#MotownWriters: . The Marsh King’s Daughter paperback April tour w/#MichLit Author, @KarenDionne is about to end! :( #MichiganAuthor #Booksigning #booktofilm April29th

And . . . The Marsh King’s Daughter paperback tour is about to begin! Hope to see many of you along the way! Links to more info on the “Events” page on my website! http://www.karen-dionne.com/events/

 

April 21 – Green Bay, Wisconsin – Brown County Library – Untitled Book & Author Festival – 12 noon – Mystery Panel with Lori Radar-Day and Patricia Skalka; 2:00 PM talk and signing

April 22 – Appleton, Wisconsin – 2 PM – Barnes & Noble – talk and signing

April 28 – Shelby Township, Michigan – 6:30 PM – Barnes & Noble – End of tour celebration! Talk, signing, refreshments, door prizes, and more!

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Purchase your copy now https://amzn.to/2vc1e3Z

Visit Author’s Website http://www.karen-dionne.com

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The Red Ink Conference 2018: #Detroit! May19th via @tenitajeditor #writers #authors #michlit #motownwriters

Tired of going to conference after conference, and leaving with no solid results? This is NOT that conference!

Last year, we packed out The Hilton Garden Inn–Southfield!

This year, we’re in a new venue with even more engaging content!

Here are some topics we’ll cover:

  • From the Page to the Stage: Turning Your Bestselling Book into a Script
  • Self-Publishing Industry Secrets
  • How to Create a Bestselling Bio
  • The Bestseller Book Synopsis
  • Marketing to Make Money
  • And more!

Prepare to go higher in your craft! Expect a few surprises, giveaways and of course, engaging work to take your authorpreneurial career to the next level!

Limited seating available! Limited vendor space available! 

REGISTER NOW : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-red-ink-conference-2018-detroit-tickets-42207809695

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Path to Promotion: a Six-Week Online Book Publicity Course by Deb Gonzales

Author Deb Gonzales wears many hats and helps our SCBWI-MI members in countless ways. She manages our chapter website, volunteers at events, creates reader guides, and now she’s begun a new adventure: a six week online book publicity course. Here’s Deb to tell us more about why and how she created this course.

Tell us about the online course you’re putting together. 
I’m so glad you asked! I’m having so much fun putting it together!

It’s called Path to Promotion: A Six-Week Online Book Publicity Course. It’s an online collaborative program designed to share promotional information and techniques, to guide in the publicity preparation process, and to clarify steps required to create an affordable marketing platform that is personal, authentic, and professionally sound.

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Founder of Motown Writers & Author, @SylviaHubbard1 will be a Featured Author @ Lewanee 2018 Author Fair April 21st at 230pm – 4pm

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Founder of Motown Writers Network and Suspense Romance Author, Sylvia Hubbard, will be at the Lenawee District Library on Saturday, April 21st from 2:30 – 4pm as a part of their 2018 author fair!

MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER:

Come out and see me – copies of my books will be available for purchase!

And if you’re reading this if you request a picture with the author, you’ll get a special treat! 

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#MotownWriters: The Marsh King’s Daughter paperback April tour is abt to begin! via #MichLit Author @KarenDionne starting at #RallyOfWriters April14th

And . . . The Marsh King’s Daughter paperback tour is about to begin! Hope to see many of you along the way! Links to more info on the “Events” page on my website! http://www.karen-dionne.com/events/

April 14 – Lansing, Michigan – A Rally of Writers – workshop: “Psychological Thrillers : Six Steps to Writing Unputdownable Suspense”

April 16 – Fort Myers, Florida – 12:00 noon – Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center – Famous Author Lecture Series – luncheon, talk and signing

April 17 – Excelsior, Minnesota – 7:00 PM – Literature Lovers Night Out with Excelsior Bay Books – with Mary Sharratt, Ariel Lawhon and Christina Lauren. Ticket sales ($11) begin in March, and include glass of wine, and some tasty snacks

April 18 – Stillwater, Minnesota – 7:00 PM – Literature Lovers Night Out with Valley Bookseller – call (651) 430-3385 for tickets ($11)

April 19 – LaGrange, Illinois – 6:00 PM – Anderson Bookshop– talk and signing

April 20 – Madison, Wisconsin – 7:00 PM – Mystery to Me – talk and signing

April 21 – Green Bay, Wisconsin – Brown County Library – Untitled Book & Author Festival – 12 noon – Mystery Panel with Lori Radar-Day and Patricia Skalka; 2:00 PM talk and signing

April 22 – Appleton, Wisconsin – 2 PM – Barnes & Noble – talk and signing

April 28 – Shelby Township, Michigan – 6:30 PM – Barnes & Noble – End of tour celebration! Talk, signing, refreshments, door prizes, and more!

MarshKing-PB-NPR_600x500-3.28

Purchase your copy now https://amzn.to/2vc1e3Z

Visit Author’s Website http://www.karen-dionne.com

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Fortify #Writers #Retreat Returns to #Detroit! via @CaseyRocheteau #michlit #motownwriters #event 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!

Contact: FortifyWritersRetreat@gmail.com

Website: https://fortifywritersretreat.splashthat.com/

Application: https://goo.gl/forms/Q9zPfDTgM3SM2Dln1

Instagram: FortifyRetreat // Facebook: FortifyWritersRetreat

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Experiencing Northern Michigan: Writers Up North Educating & Celebrating National Poetry Month

Many of us around Northern Michigan this week are experiencing a detour on our journey for warmer weather. Nevertheless, now that it’s April, I’m excited to honor National Poetry Month, inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 as a way to increase the awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. The “largest literary celebration in the world, with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture,” National Poetry Month is all about celebration, education, and stimulation through the vibrant art of poetry. As a poet living, working, and writing up north, I find there’s no place more meaningful than Northern Michigan in the spring and summertime for a writer to make art surrounded by the support of nature, community, and the camaraderie of other artists.

Poets’ Night Out is a Traverse City gathering of Northern Michigan poets whose original work is selected by judges for the annual event and anthology publication release at the City Opera House.

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Central Review to host live storytelling event April 10 #motownwriters #michlit

By Andrew Mullin |

 

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“Unwritten: An Evening of Crisis Stories Live On Stage” will be presented by Central Review at 7 p.m. April 10 in the Bovee Center Rotunda.

The live storytelling event is focused on one theme: crisis. The event is based on The Moth and Storycorps, both groups that host storytelling events. Jeff Fisher, Eve Page, Alysha Daley and Quinn Kirby will be performing their stories. Free food will also be provided at the event.

Central Review Editor-in-Chief and Marysville senior Delany Lemke, who will also be performing at the event, said speakers were chosen from written submissions and based on how compelling the stories were.

read more http://www.cm-life.com/article/2018/03/central-review

 

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Rochester Writers 2018 SPRING CONFERENCE ‎via @RochWriters April 21st #motownwriters #michlit #motownlit

Spring Writers’ Conference is Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Oakland University. Featuring Lev Raphael, Cyle Young, Bethany Morehead, Christine Rhein, Maria Dismondy and More.

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Photo of Lev Raphael speaking to a room of 100 people in 2014

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https://rochesterwriters.wordpress.com/2018-spring-conference/

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#MotownWriters @Meetup: Rock Your Social Media w/@SylviaHubbard1 @DetroitLibrary April14th #Detroit #Michlit #MotownLit

Saturday, April 14, 2018 10am – Noon

#MotownWriters @Meetup: Rock Your Social Media w/@SylviaHubbard1 @DetroitLibrary

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

Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 40 books on suspense romance and a book on Internet Marketing for Writers. On April 14th, 2018, she will provide easy-to-use tips and tricks on marketing your books using various social media channels.

Ms. Hubbard has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. An avid blogger, Ms. Hubbard has had five #1 Best Sellers on Amazon. Her current work is Ravenous and she has two more books coming up in 2018. http://sylviahubbard.com

See ya  Saturday April 14th 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!

RSVP

https://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork/events/248603853/

 

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Event: The 13th Annual Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 11-14, 2018) | #michlit #motownwriters #michigan |

Interlochen Writers Retreat

The 13th Annual Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 11-14, 2018) offers a choice of four courses, each grounded in different craft concepts, across genres, with an emphasis on generating new work, and appealing to advanced and beginning writers alike. Spend four days studying the craft concept of your choice —content, character, image, narrative— and write new material across an array of genres, or apply new knowledge to your existing drafts as you gain skills in class and write independently during “off” hours. Attend provocative presentations by the faculty, as well as faculty and participant readings. Enjoy lakeside lunches and spontaneous conversations around campus while making connections in the literary world that will last for years to come.

2018 Writers Retreat Course Descriptions: Click Here!

Faculty:
(Extra)ordinary Content: Patricia Ann McNair
Character Development: Eric Charles May
Image Across Genres: Brittany Cavallaro
Building Narratives: Desiree Cooper
Artistic Director: Katey Schultz
Writer-in-Residence: Anne-Marie Ooman
Writer-in-Residence: Mardi Jo Link

 

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Torrance Hates SMA – Book Signing April 14th @DetroitImpact91 by author Torrence Johnson Jr

 

Saturday, April 14 at 12 PM – 2 PM
Next Week · 43–61° Rain

Detroit Impact

9930 Greenfield Rd, Detroit, Michigan 48227

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Kent District Library Writers Conference Apr21st @kdlnews #Michigan #MichLit #MotownWriters

 

Kent District Library Writers Conference

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8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018
Kent District Library – Service and Meeting Center
814 West River Center NE
Comstock Park MI 49321
This year, we are proud to offer breakout sessions with six area professionals on the topics of poetry, self-promoting with podcasts, memoirs, working with publishers, writing for children and story shaping. All genres and skill levels are welcome. For teens and adults. Sign up for limited, one-on-one editing sessions separately.

Tentative Agenda

8:30 a.m. – Doors open
8:50 a.m. – Meet Michigan authors
10:10 a.m. – Breakout session topic teasers
12:10 p.m. – Lunch (a light lunch will be provided; details to come)
1:10 p.m. – Breakout sessions (sign-ups will take place during lunch)
2:40 p.m. – Meet, greet and purchase

REGISTER NOW | Click here 

Meet and Greet Michigan authors

W. Todd KanekoW. Todd Kaneko

Poetry
Author of The Dead Wrestler Elegies and co-author with Amorak Huey of Poetry: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology, Todd is currently co-editor of the online literary magazine Waxwing, and an assistant professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University.

Jeff LargeJeff Large

Self-promoting with podcasts
Jeff is an agency owner, teacher and podcaster. He leads his team at Come Alive Creative in producing podcasts for businesses and brands.

Deb MooreDeb Moore

One Story at a Time: Memoirs
A lifelong Grand Rapidian, Deb Moore started her business, The Stories of Your Life, in 2003 to help individuals, families and businesses record and preserve their histories.

Aric DavisAric Davis

Let’s get Published!
Author of eight books, Aric is married with one daughter and lives in Grand Rapids, where he worked for 16 years as a body piercer; he now writes full time.

Kevin KammeraadKevin Kammeraad

Writing for Children
Kevin is an award-winning artist, performer, and the author or co-author of several books, including The Tomato Collection and Spinach Dip Pancakes.

Kevin FittonKevin Fitton

Story Shaping
Graduate of the Writing Seminars at Bennington College and the author of the children’s book, Higher Ground, with Caldecott-winning artist, Mary Azarian.
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