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Meet Nicole Curtis at the Beverly Hills Books-A-Million Nov 18th, PLUS Bernie Sanders Nov 21st #MichLit #MotownLit



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Young Authors’ Festival 2016 UofM-Dearborn Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM #MichLit #MotownLit

Young Authors’ Festival 2016

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

Young Authors' Festival 2016


Event Details

The Young Authors’ Festival is a half-day event focused on children in grades 3 through 5 for the purpose of helping children increase their literacy skills. Children of ALL ages are welcome.

The event is held at the Mardigian Library on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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1) Provide techniques and methods for encouraging and improving children’s writing and reading;

2) Work with the families as a whole to help support their children’s writing and reading;

3) Highlight Michigan authors and illustrators.


Can older or younger children attend?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome. Please note that interactive breakout sessions are designed for grades 3 through 5.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information, contact Barbara Kriigel at 313-593-5614 or email at


Have questions about Young Authors’ Festival 2016? Contact University of Michigan-Dearborn


Mardigian Library, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen
Dearborn, Michigan 48128

Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

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The Young Authors’ Festival is a collaboration between the College of Education, Health, & Human Services and the Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.



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Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Alice Speilburg of Speilburg Literary

New post on The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop

Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Alice Speilburg of Speilburg Literary

by writingdayworkshops

Screen Shot 2016-10-18 at 10.38.10 AM.pngAlice Speilburg is a literary agent with Speilburg Literary.

Alice founded the agency in 2012, bringing with her the editorial and business expertise she had developed in previous publishing positions at John Wiley & Sons and Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators, and she is a board member of Louisville Literary Arts. She is currently building her client list and represents a wide range of fiction and nonfiction.

She is seeking: In fiction, she’s currently looking for character-driven novels that fall under the following genres: historical fiction, mainstream fiction, literary fiction, mystery, suspense, science fiction, fantasy, middle grade, and young adult. In nonfiction, she’s looking for authors with established platforms who are writing books in the following categories: biography, food, gender issues, health, history, literary journalism, music, pop culture, science, travel, and relationships. Learn more about Alice here.

The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 1.37.26 AMAfter a successful 2015 event in Detroit, Writing Day Workshops is excited to announce The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop— a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event outside of Detroit, MI on March 25, 2017.

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (150 total). All questions about the event regarding schedule, details and registration are answered below. Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop!


This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Detroit – Livonia/Novi. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.

This event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. We will have literary agents onsite to give feedback and take pitches from writers, as well. This year’s agent faculty so far includes:

  • literary agent Elana Roth Parker (Laura Dail Literary Agency)
  • literary agent Jennifer Wills (The Seymour Agency)
  • editor Elizabeth May (Kensington Publishing)
  • literary agent Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary)
  • literary agent Michael Caligaris (Holloway Literary Agency)
  • agent assistant Lesley Sabga (The Seymour Agency)
  • and many more to come

By the end of the day, you will have all the tools you need to move forward on your writing journey.


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Please Pardon My Dust Dream Building Event Aug22nd @PleasePardonMD Metro #Detroit #MichLit #MotownLit

Dreams Under Construction Panel JPEG$10 Register Now

Have you always wanted to write a book? Do you have dreams of baking for a living? Do you see entrepreneurship or community activism in your future? If so, join the women of Please Pardon My Dust: I’m Under Construction, on Monday, August 22nd, from 7 – 8:30pm for an evening of networking and discussions. Listen as we share stories and answer questions on how we got started and what keeps us motivated. We hope to motivate you too!

Panelists include:

Fight For Your Life Founder: Andrea Franklin

Ask Jennyfer and All Things Detroit founder: Jennyfer Crawford

Yumbitz Founder: Monica Martin


Salon Ambiance Owner: Kelli Williams

Author and Motivational Speaker Monica R. Sholar will serve as host, and will co-moderate the panel with Author and Social Media Librarian SJ Lomas.

We look forward to networking with you and building dreams together.

WHENMonday, August 22, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) – Add to CalendarWHERE27045 Plymouth Road – 27045 Plymouth Road, Redford Charter Township, MI 48239 – View Map
$10 Register Now

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Fathers & Figures Friday, June 17th: The Secret Society Of Twisted SThe Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellerstorytellers #Detroit #MichLit



June 2, 2016


Detroit Men Open Up With Personal Stories


Fathers & Figures Friday, June 17th


DETROIT, MI –– The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers will bring Detroit men who will tell true, personal stories of fatherhood to the stage at the Charles H. Wright Museum. The popular monthly event is one of 56 winners of the Knight Arts Challenge which funds projects that engage and enrich Detroit through the arts. The Society will strengthen and expand thanks to funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

“We are proud to support TSSOTS and their outstanding efforts to: showcase diverse storytellers and performing artists from the greater Detroit area; engage in cross-cultural, multi-generational and cross-gender interaction; facilitate community connection and pride, promote understanding, encourage positive change; and provide a unique showcase for creative self-expression for the betterment of Detroit, Southeastern Michigan and society in general.” said Dennis Scholl, vice president of arts for Knight Foundation.

“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 Society’s next event “Fathers & Figures” will take place at 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 17th at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Educator, Rodney U. Bellamy, Author, Dr. Ethriam Brammer, Ron Ford, Jr. son of late Parliament/Funkadelic performer, Ronald Ford and Master Metallurgist, Carlos Nielbock, will tell personal stories on the theme.

About The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers has a mission to connect humanity, heal and transform community by providing 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.

For information, tickets and to watch video, visit or call 313-744-6037.


Media Contact:

Satori Shakoor at 313-744-6037 or via email



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#MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup w/Pamela Hillard @dipllc Writer vs Writing Biz



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#PODCAST #MichLit Interview w/RoseMarie Wilson AKA @OneSingleRose #Poet #Published

#MichLit Interview w/RoseMarie Wilson AKA @OneSingleRose #Poet #Published

#Michlit talks w/Poet, One Single Rose about writing, publishing & marketing poetry, upcoming events and MORE! Listen!

Rosemarie Wilson a.k.a. One Single Rose is an award winning poet, writer, playwright, singer, actress, and a staunch advocate of integrity and fidelity. Her insistence that every day presents an opportunity to live, learn and love positively allows her to motivate others when living throws curves at our existence. Since March 2009, the official release of her first self-published collection of poetry “One Single Rose . . . Poetry Blossomed from a Rose Core,” she has been dubbed an inspirational poet. Her second collection of poetry entitled “One Single Rose…Out of Darkness Into Light,” and her first erotic chapbook “Pearl’s Plays” were released for her birthday in March 2012. One section of Out of Darkness Into Light collection focuses solely on poems requested by her readers.


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Upcoming Literary events in and around Michigan #MichLit @Eventbrite

These were discovered from searches. Fill up your calendar, share with other readers, writers and authors and support by going to the events.


note: These are not in the order of dates and make sure you click on the direct link (share or bookmark event) so you can see exactly what city this event is in. )


$40 – $85

FRI, AUG 12 10:00 AM

Rust City Book Convention
Detroit Marriott Troy

$0 – $195

SAT, AUG 20 2:00 PM

The Motor City Book Experience
Cobo Center


TUE, MAY 24 6:00 PM

The Journey With In – Book Launch in Ann Arbor
Michigan Theater

$10 – $60

SAT, OCT 8 9:00 AM

2016 Glass City Author Event
SeaGate Convention Centre

$15 – $30

SAT, AUG 20 11:00 AM

2016 Sweet Home Chicago Author Event
Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile


THU, MAY 26 7:30 PM

Super Mind Book Signing with Dr. Norman Rosenthal
The Center on Halsted – The Hoover – Leppen Theater

$5 – $70

FRI, AUG 12 7:00 PM

Once Upon a Book Author Signing & the Happily Ever After Ball
Bavarian Inn Lodge


WED, AUG 31 6:00 PM

Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty presents: Coming Out My Box – One Woman Show!
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History


SAT, MAY 28 4:00 PM

Dre’ Till’s 50th Birthday Celebration & Book Signing
Harborside International Golf Center

$0 – $20

SAT, JUL 30 11:00 AM

River City Book Bash 2016
Newport Aquarium


SAT, JUN 4 2:00 PM

Hustlegirl: Book Launch Party
Silver Room

SAT, AUG 20 10:30 AM

Lightroom #4 – Lets make a book using the Book Module // PROCAM Detroit
PROCAM Photo & Video Gear


TUE, OCT 25 7:00 PM

One Book Talk with Steve Pemberton
Indiana University East Vivian Auditorium, Whitewater Hall, 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN, United States

$0 – $75

FRI, SEP 23 6:00 PM

Indie Authors Do It Dirty 2016
Radisson Hotel


THU, JUN 9 5:30 PM

Viva Libris! An Evening for Detroit Little Libraries
Tangent Gallery & Hastings Street Ballroom

$10 – $15

SAT, OCT 15 11:00 AM

Marketing Before & After Publication
1476 W Maple Rd

$10 – $25

SAT, JUN 18 1:00 PM

Ann Arbor Book Festival: 2016 Writer’s Workshop
Neutral Zone

$10 – $25

SAT, JUN 25 11:00 AM

Cleveland Author Event 6.25.16
The Westin Cleveland Downtown


SAT, JUL 9 10:00 AM

Tulip City Author Event
Haworth Inn



SAT, JUL 16 10:30 AM

Grammatically Incorrect: Editing for the Self-Published Author
24590 George Ave


SAT, OCT 15 11:00 AM

Arch City Author Event – Author Signing
-The Renaissance Hotel


SAT, JUN 11 12:00 PM

Authors Expo
Pontiac Public Library


FRI, SEP 30 7:00 PM


$20 – $350

FRI, SEP 30 7:00 PM


CA$0 – CA$40

FRI, SEP 16 7:30 PM

Ignite Your Soul Author Event 2016
Centennial Hall



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Calling all authors – Michigan Book Bash-July 17, 2016 #michlit



The Michigan Book Bash will be taking place on Sunday, July 17 from 10AM-4PM
in Harvey Kern Pavilion in Frankenmuth. It is part of a larger event called
Michigan Market & Mayhem that features locally produced food, beverages, and
products. Table space and a chair will be provided at no cost to authors
selected to participate. They must be residents of Michigan and able to sell
and sign books during the event. To be considered authors should send an
email to with “Book Bash” in the subject line. They
should include: their genre, the title(s) they intend to sell, the publisher(s), the city
where they reside, and a link to a website where we can learn more about the

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Strike A Post Booksigning #Detroit w/@LatanyaOrr @DetroitLibrary Parkman Branch April 25th

A special AUTHOR MEET & GREET, NEXT MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 25, 2016 @ 6pm at the PARKMAN BRANCH of the Detroit Public Library located at 1766 Oakman (@Dexter). LaTanya Orr will be doing a reading/sharing my story and a booksigning. This is a FREE event. Books will be available for $20. Light refreshments served. 

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For more about this author: 

LaTanya Orr


SuperStar CEO | Brand Stylist | Award Winning Designer | Author Strike A Pose |Co-Producer PenPitchPublishProfit Book Dev Seminars | Founder 

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Featured Vendor @ #MotownWriters Women’s Literary Brunch: Casheena Parker @IndianAngelLuv

Event Details:

Motown Literary Women Event 2016

March 19, 2016 11am

Location: Skillman Detroit Public Library, 121 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48226



Author Bio:
Born and raised in Michigan I have been writing since I was a child. Having the honor of being Published with the Westland Library Writers Collection three years in a row. I have taken the opportunity to self publish Ruthless my first novel in the Ruthless Series. I look forward to continuing to share my talent with the world.
Casheena Parker
Ruthless Synopsis:
Eva Rodriguez is a fifteen year old girl who was sold into the escort business by her mother Anna. Though she prides herself on hard work and great moral ethics and would prefer to be known for her brain than her body her mother had other plans forcing her to adapt to her situation.
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Featured Vendor @ #MotownWriters Women’s Literary Brunch: Tenita Johnson

Event Details:

Motown Literary Women Event 2016

March 19, 2016 11am

Location: Skillman Detroit Public Library, 121 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48226




Tenita JohnsonIf she’s driving down the street at 70 miles per hour, a spelling error on a highway billboard is sure catch her eye. Although she may not pull the car over, she may contact the advertiser as a courtesy to let them know, in case they want to fix it of course.

What may not matter to most has become an obsession and passion for Tenita Johnson, editor extraordinaire and writer.

Through So It Is Written, she is committed to helping authors nationwide perfect their manuscripts and successfully complete the publishing process. She helps authors bury their boring bios and shines the brightest light on even the beginning author. Her press releases have drawn attention from various forms of media, creating distinct brand images for authors long before their books hit the shelves.

Together with her education and literary industry experience, she seeks to form relationships, not build a database of clientele. Once you’ve experienced her work, you won’t settle for anything less.

For more information, please visit

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February 10: Join @WriteAHouse in Welcoming Liana to Detroit #michlit #motownlit

Shinola helps us welcome Detroit’s newest writer-in-residence.

It’s a Welcome Party and you are invited.

The second recipient of a Write A House residency is moving in! Help us welcome her with an evening of conversation hosted by Shinola. Journalist Steve Byrne, the arts and entertainment editor at the Free Press, will help us get the discussion started.
Use this email link to RSVP now.


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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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