NEI and Model D accepting submissions for Startup Story Night


Four local entrepreneurs will take center stage with the help from Satori Shakoor of the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers

The New Economy Initiative (NEI) and Model D are seeking submissions for the Second Annual Startup Story Night, a storytelling event for metro Detroit entrepreneurs. This year’s storytellers will receive one-on-one training with host Satori Shakoor, founder and executive producer of the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers®. Submissions are being accepted now through Friday, January 12, 11:59 p.m. Interested entrepreneurs can submit a brief overview of their startup story here.

NEI and Model D are asking local entrepreneurs to submit their stories based on this year’s theme, “Love What You Do,” focusing on the lengths business owners go to for the love of their companies. All southeast Michigan-based entrepreneurs, new and experienced, are encouraged to apply.

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Congrats to Soulful Readers of #Detroit Bookclub Contest Winners! frm @KimberlaLRoby #mwn #michlit #amreading

Congratulations to my 2013 Book Club and Readers National Contest Winners!!!

Winner of the Kimberla Lawson Roby National Book Club Contest for

Soulful Readers of Detroit, MI – submitted by Nina Katrina Fowler

***Each member of Soulful Readers Book Club will receive a signed copy of the hardcover for
A HOUSE DIVIDED when it is published in May 2013.

Winners of the Kimberla Lawson Roby National Readers Contest for


1.  Deborah Andrews – Houston, TX
2.  Bernice Braswell – Montgomery, AL
3.  Juanita A. Roye – Livonia, MI
4.  Melanie Hill – Nashville, TN
5.  Kimberly Johnson – St. Petersburg, FL


1.  Brenda F. Holmes – University Park, IL
2.  Angela Cooper – Houston, TX
3.  Genevia Williams – Montgomery, AL
4.  Paula A. Curtis – Houston, TX
5.  Tanishia Pearson-Jones – Delhi, LA
6.  Mitzi Dunn – Pickerington, OH
7.  Christy M. McNorton – Inglewood, CA
8.  Rhonda R. Pope – Upper Marlboro, MD
9.  Trina L. Jones – Milwaukee, WI
10.  LaChelle Weaver – Durham, NC


1.  Johnnie P. Stewart – Memphis, TN
2.  Bobbi A. Jones – Florissant, MO
3.  Carmela Hicks Gordon – Huntsville, AL
4.  Stacy Campbell – Indianapolis, IN
5.  Michele Hobson – Milwaukee, WI
6.  Shelley L. Byrd – Houston, TX
7.  Cassandra L. Marcellus – Centerville, VA
8.  Shamae Crosswhite – Douglasville, GA
9.  Cedricca  Elmore – Mobile, AL
10.  Litora R. Brown – Whitsett, NC
11.  Keva McNeil-David – Farmers Branch, TX
12.  Shirley Williams – Columbus, MS
13.  Kim Melikian – Little Rock, AR
14.  Jacqueline Laws – Detroit, MI
15.  Cheryl Jones – Suitland, MD
16.  Tomeaka Edeogho – Chandler, AZ
17.  Binette Shannon – Syracuse, NY
18.  Christy Neasley – San Francisco, CA
19.  Melody McCullum – Hattiesburg, MS
20.  Catherine Vance – Kansas City, MO
21.  Naomi R. Sparks – Christiansburg, VA
22.  Helen Bagley – Snellville, GA
23.  Tanya M. Evans – Winston-Salem, NC
24.  Evelyn  Clowers – Macon, GA
25.  Tecia Garrett Marshall – Memphis, TN


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    NeWS: Literary EVENTS Calendar

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    From Marquette Fiction – Narrow Lives Wins Award

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    Promo: FOUREVER FRIENDS: will they become Sex and the City sirens or
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    ARTICLE: What I Learned from My Bestseller Campaign

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    PUB: flashquake call for submissions

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