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FREE Workshop: Video for Small Business Introduction to Social Video via The #Detroit Script Writers @Meetup

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Combining social media with video to educate, entertain, and enhance brand awareness
 
April 20, 2017
6 pm – 8 pm
Grand River Workplace
19120 Grand River 
Detroit, MI   48223
 
Space is limited
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The Detroit Script Writers Group Meeting

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  • Kim
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FREE Workshop: Video for Small Business Introduction to Social Video via The #Detroit Script Writers @Meetup

Video for Small Business 

Introduction to Social Video

 
Combining social media with video to educate, entertain, and enhance brand awareness
 
April 20, 2017
6 pm – 8 pm
Grand River Workplace
19120 Grand River 
Detroit, MI   48223
 
Space is limited
Call 313-566-4615 to register or
Email April@AmethystMediaProductions.com
 
 
 
Can’t join us? 
Check out our monthly meetup at:

The Detroit Script Writers Group Meeting

  • April
  • Sudhaunshu Shrikant Purohit
  • Kim
  • Carol Fluker
  • Arnaud Trambouze
  • Brittanee
  • MC
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Metro DetroitLiteraryNetwork.com Resources for Literary Organizations & Education

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Michigan Friends of Education—Operation Kid Equip
Elementary Express Program 
P.O. Box 380565
Clinton Twp., MI  48038-0067
Phone:  586-649-2161
Provides leveled-reader and other literacy building tools each month for students 
in kindergarten through fifth grade – free of charge.This program provides for families 
who are struggling to afford books, readers or other reading improvement tools for their 
children.  Fixed income families in Lake, Macomb, Mason, Oakland and Wayne Counties 
are eligible to enroll in the program. Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties will pick up 
their books in Clinton Township; families in Lake and Mason Counties will have their 
books mailed to the child’s residence.  More information and application materials may 
be found at the website above!


Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Julie Davis-Ratekin / Education Case Manager / McKinney-Vento Act Advocate
2121 Biddle Ave.  Suite 102 
Wyandotte  MI  48192
Phone:  313 -843-2550 ext. 222
Website:  www.waynemetro.org
The McKinney-Vento Act provides educational assistance to homeless children & youth
The Advocate will help enroll your children in school, help obtain documents needed for 
school, act as an advocate on behalf of you and your child in regards to education, link 
your family to medical and social institutes as needed; medical dental, social services, 
shelter, etc.  Also coordinates transportation services and ensures that children have 
everything they need to succeed in school. 


NOTE!  

 
Are you a veteran that served in the military during the Vietnam era and never had the opportunity
 to obtain your high school diploma? Don’t let this be a barrier any longer to finding a good job. 
The State of Michigan has passed legislation that allows honorably discharged WWII, Korean 
or Vietnam era veterans to proudly check the box on their next application that indicates, 
“I have a high school diploma.” Many Vietnam era veterans are still in the workforce and having 
a high school diploma will no longer preclude them from employment opportunities that require
 a minimum of a high school diploma.
View the legislation at:

Download and fill out the application for your high school diploma at: 



DOWNRIVER & METRO DETROIT

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center (SVSF)
16888 Trinity Street
Detroit MI  48219
Phone: 313-532-8404
Provides educational programs, basic skill building and learning enhancement for at-risk children and adults.  Programs are designed to build self-sufficiency skills for academic and employment success, personal achievement and dignity.  


FOCUS: HOPE
1355 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit MI  48213
Phone: 313-494=5500
Pledges intelligent, practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.  An academic enrichment program seeks to improve math, reading, work readiness and computer-literacy 
skills for adults.  


Taylor Reading Corps.   
22755 Wick Road 
Taylor  MI    48180
Phone:  313-769-6730
The Taylor Reading Corps, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Southeast Michigan 
that provides mentors and tutors to enhance literacy of children in preschool through third 
grade in the Taylor School District. Our mission is to recruit, train and supervise adult readers 
to mentor non-proficient readers. We are currently serving over 240 students, preschool through 
first grade and this is possible with the support of our 182 volunteers (and counting). We expect
to see these numbers rise significantly each year until 2015.


Detroit Public Library / Parkman Branch Technology, Literacy and Career Centers 
1766 Oakman Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48238
Phone: 313-481-1814
Provides individual and classroom computer use instruction, works with people who are developing their resumes or undertaking a job search, and trains, coordinates and matches volunteer tutors with learners.  


ANGEL HOUSE               
3319 Greenfield #260
Dearborn, Michigan 48120-1212
Physical Address:
2600 Saulino Court
Dearborn, Michigan 48120-1212
Phone: 313-849-2522
Angel House is a multicultural organization reaching out to the immigrant community in the 
areas of social, family, vocational, and physical needs, through services in education, health, 
and counseling. We provide a wide range of opportunities in volunteerism and outreach, as 
well as education in Arab culture and Islam for those outside this immigrant community. 
Angel House prides itself on its community building and support, though mainly
focusing on the personal needs of our individual students.
AND
English as a Second Language
Angel House provides 3 levels of ESL classes for participants:
Basic
Beginning
Intermediate
Classes are scheduled for women in the mornings and men in the mornings and evenings in segregated classrooms, sensitive to the conservative nature of our community, which prohibits mixing of sexes.
&
Child Care 
Child Care is available to enable mothers to participate in programs. We work to prepare children 
for preschool and kindergarten, as many of their mothers are low-level English speakers, leaving these children almost totally unprepared linguistically, socially and educationally for school.
AND
After-School Middle and High School Tutoring
Volunteers work with bilingual middle and high school students, tutoring in computers, English 
and high challenge subjects (chemistry, physics, high mathematics, etc.) because tutoring is unavailable elsewhere in the community.
AND
Computers 
We use our new, state-of-the-art Computer Lab to teach basic applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and how to use the Internet, in conjunction with other high level skills, including digital photography and understanding computer hardware. Comcast Corporation has partnered with Angel House to provide high-speed internet access, and we are very grateful they have provided this internet access for life!
AND
In their own countries in the Middle East, many women do not drive. While driving in Detroit is imperative due to the lack of public transportation, it is also essential for their financial stability 
and mobility, allowing women to work, shop, and travel outside the neighborhood. Several dozen women participate in classroom instruction at Angel House, preparing them for their driving tests.
AND 
Book Club 
Book Clubs are popular in many countries. This is a great way for our students to test their vocabulary, be enlightened on bestsellers and classics, and have the opportunity to talk, drink 
tea, and enjoy cookies. Oprah isn’t the ONLY one with a Book Club!


Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council       
46501 Warren
Canton  MI  48186
Phone:  734-416-4906
We are a volunteer, non-profit organization aiming to improve adult literacy in Plymouth-Canton 
and surrounding areas of Western Wayne County. Our mission is to provide adults with basic reading, writing and communication skills, so they may participate in their community and reach their fullest potential in life. For over 27 years, we have been offering the following services to enhance the lives of individuals in our community:
One-on-One Tutoring for adults 16 and older who need help with basic reading, writing or English 
as a Second Language (ESL).
Conversation Groups for adults learning to speak English as a second language.
ESL Book Club for English language learners looking to improve reading and conversation 
skills by discussing popular fiction.
ESL Book Club for English Language l\Learners looking to improve reading and conversation 
skills by discussing popular fiction.


Reading Works Detroit                 
615 W. Lafayette Blvd. 
Detroit MI  48226 
Phone:  313-222-6870
A collective partnership of community leaders from the business, education, media, civic 
and faith communities dedicated to improving adult literacy in Metro Detroit.  The organization 
is partnering with adult literacy agencies and other organizations to provide resources to help 
more people learn to read
AND 
PARTNERS:  
ACCESS
2651 Saulino Court
Dearborn MI  48120
Phone:  313-842-6762
Adult literacy (E.S.L.), children’s literacy, interactive parent and child activities, educational 
and recreational field trips, citizenship classes, educational and advocacy services, early 
childhood services, WIA youth programs, career development outreach program, students 
in transition program.  Monday–Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.      
AND
Dominican Literacy Center
11148 Harper Ave.
Detroit  MI  48213
Phone:  313-267-1000
An east-side Detroit center for tutoring and information to improve literacy. 
AND
Mercy Education Project
1450 Howard Street
Detroit  MI  48216
Phone:  313-963-5881
An educational development program that targets young girls and women. 
AND
Beyond Basics
Thirkell Elementary School 
7724 Fourteenth 
Detroit  MI  48206
Phone: 248-250-9304
Aims to boost literacy skills of the parents of students who participate in Beyond Basics, 
a reading enrichment program primarily aimed at children.  
AND
Wayne State University / ANOTHER CHANCE
Phone: 313-862-1990
Tutoring Location
Lighthouse Center
19940 Livernois
Detroit  MI  48221
AND
Detroit Literacy Coalition
3726 Fisher Ave.
Detroit  MI 48214 
Phone:  313-922-7323
A Detroit-based coalition that offers tutoring and information to improve literacy. 
AND
Macomb Literacy Partners
16480 Hall Road
Clinton Township  MI  48038
Phone:  586-286-2750
AND 
Oakland Literacy Council
2550 S. Telegraph Road  Suite 103
Bloomfield HIlls  MI  48302
Phone:  248-253-1617
AND
Siena Literacy Center 
16800 Trinity  (Campus of Christ the King Catholic Church)
Detroit  MI  48219
Phone:  313-532-8404


Detroit Urban League 
Main Office: 
208 Mack Avenue 
Detroit MI   48201 
Phone:  313-832-4600
AND
Family and Community Development 
15770 James Couzens 
Detroit MI  48238
Addressing early literacy gaps, the Urban League has developed Read and Rise, a parent 
mobilization effort around early literacy support, and development in urban areas.


Madonna University’s Southwest (Detroit) Women’s Educational Empowerment Program (SWEEP)
5716 Wellness Bldg.
5716 Michigan Avenue                         
Detroit  MI  48210
Phone:  313-965-5334
SWEEP assists aspiring students to overcome economic challenges and achieve a college education, leading to a more successful future.  In our free workshops, students learn about computer use, college-level writing, making college affordable, and balancing the demands 
of family, work and school.  All services are bilingual.  


Children’s Outreach Program        
5716 Wellness
5716 Michigan Ave.
Detroit  MI  48210
Phone:  313-896-1642
Offers year-round and full-day early childhood education and childcare.  Services are provided 
at the center at 5716 Wellness and through home-based programs.  Children’s Outreach is a 
faith-based organization offering an educational curriculum that meets Head Start performance standards.  Childcare is affordable and the cost is adjusted based on income and parental involvement.   The center provides a multicultural environment. 


Central Detroit Christian Community Development         
8840 Second Ave.
Detroit  MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-0064
Each week, nearly 125 students attend the Breakthrough Enrichment Program hosted by CDC 
and an incredible team of nearly 25 volunteers! On Tuesdays from 6-8 pm, Breakthrough meets 
at Blessed Sacrament Community Center at 150 Belmont. Transportation is provided to and from 
the enrichment program for children in our service area. During their time there, the children are 
first served dinner, then go through a three-part rotation of creative arts, academic enrichment, 
and Bible time.
AND
Tutoring for K-5 
An incredibly successful program has been CDC’s Saturday Tutoring Program. CDC provides remedial educational tutoring for grades K-5th through one-on-one interaction with a volunteer 
tutor. Reading and math are the primary focus of the Tutoring program with other subjects to 
follow as we have knowledgeable volunteer tutors come on board.


South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc.        
26641 Lawrence 
Center Line, MI 48015
Phone: 586-756-1350
G.E.D. preparation offered. 


Arab American Chaldean Council          
ACC Artisan & Adult Learning Center
55 W. Seven Mile Road
Detroit MI  48203
Phone:  313-369-4700
Website:  www.myacc.org


Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation Service Centers
455 W. Fort Street
Detroit  MI  48226
Phone:  313-962-9675
AND
707 W. Milwaukee Avenue
Detroit  MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-8231
AND 
5555 Conner Avenue 
Detroit  MI  48213 
Phone:  313-579-4925
Meet with a Career Advisor at one of our One-Stop Service Centers to see how you can get FREE assistance including improving your Math and Reading skills (even if you already have your GED 
or High School Diploma), OR complete High School OR studying for & taking your GED.  You can also get help that includes job placement, career counseling, professional development and access to training opportunities.  


VISIONS G.E.D. Testing Center
18985 Biltmore Street
Detroit MI  48235
Phone: 313-838-3801
Visions is a non-profit, official G.E.D. Testing Center whose mission is to provide individuals 
without a high school diploma with an opportunity to earn an official G.E.D. certificate in a comfortable and caring environment.  Testing is available every day of the week and no 
appointment is necessary.  $40 to take the ENTIRE test. 


Downriver Community Conference
15100 Northline Road
Southgate MI  48195
Phone:  734-362-3481
Website:  www.dccwf.org
Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center, Job Search Skills Training, Career Resources 
Center, On-the-Job Training, Job placement and training (WFI Act), GED preparation. 
AND
Michigan Works! YOUTH PROGRAM       
Downriver Resource Center
15100 Northline Road  Suite 180
Southgate MI  48195
Phone:  734-362-7031 (Lynette)  OR  734-362-7032  (Danielle) 
Earn you G.E.D. or High School diploma.  For out-of-school youth ages 17 to 21 years old.  
17 year olds can participate with signature of parent or legal guardian.  


The Guidance Center 
13101 Allen Road
Southgate MI  48195
Phone:  734-785-7702
AND
The Guidance Center Head Start / Administrative Offices
35408 Beverly Road
Romulus MI  48174
Phone:  734-785-7702
Head Start is a FREE, comprehensive preschool program for children from low-income families, foster children, and children with disabilities ages 3-4 years old.  It serves children and their families in Downriver and western Wayne County at multiple sites.  See website for its multiple locations!
AND
The Guidance Center Family Resource Center
Walter White Community Resource Center
550 Eaton 
River Rouge MI 
Phone:  734-785-7705  ext. 7835
Offers free G.E.D. tutoring for anyone 17 and older.  They will help you prepare to take the GED exam.
AND
Even Start–A Family Learning Community
15601 Northline Road
Southgate MI  48195
Phone:  734-785-7705  ext. 7112
A FREE family literacy program designed to help low-income parents of children up to age 8 
reach their goal of earning a G.E.D. 
AND
Parents As Teachers (PAT)
In-home child development and education program that prepares infants and young children 
for success in school. 
AND
Family Resource Center
Phone:  734-785-7705 ext. 7361 & ext. 7021
Lending and resource library, educational play groups, parent/child play groups, parent 
education and interest groups, and other classes such as Positive Discipline and Infant Massage. 
AND
The Guidance Corner Bookstore 
15601 Northline Road
Southgate MI  48195
Full service bookstore that provides comprehensive resources on behavioral health issues 
for children, adults and families.  Online ordering only!!
AND
FREE adult-child interaction Playgroups at The Guidance Centers Community Resource Centers. These are for caregivers (or others) and their toddlers and preschoolers (0-5 yrs.) These are FREE GROUPS to residents of Wayne County. These playgroups include ACTIVITIES, ARTS AND CRAFTS, DISCUSSIONS, OPEN PLAY, STORY TIMES, SNACKS, SINGING and SONGS, and INFORMATIONAL HANDOUTS. We have 7 locations Downriver, all groups lasting 1 1/2 hrs. Call today for openings:
Belleville:  734-785-7705 x 7529
Flat Rock (waiting list):  734-785-7705 x7620
Lincoln Park:  734-785-7705 x7421
River Rouge:  734-785-7705 x7835
Romulus/Van Buren:  734-785-7705 x7529
Southgate:  734-785-7705 x7191
Taylor:  734-785-7705 x7420


Wayne County Health & Family Services Head Start
30712 Michigan Ave.
Westland MI  48186
Phone:  734-727-7074  OR   866-534-KIDS (5437)
Serves all of Wayne County outside the City of Detroit.  


Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency 
Administrative Office:
2121 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte MI  48192
Phone:  313-369-4600  OR  734-284-6999  (main number)
Website:  www.waynemetro.org
Offers Head Start classes in Highland Park, Hamtramck, and Harper Woods. 
AND
Also offers Even Start program in which Adult Education, Early Education and PACT Parent Education (Parent & Child Time Together) are offered.  To enroll, parents must be in need of additional basic education, GED or ESL education and have at least one child between the 
ages of 0 and seven years of age.  For this program call 313-369-460.   
Also see the listing at the top of the page for homeless youth! 


Starfish Family Services / Head Start
3000 Hiveley
Inkster MI  48141
Phone:  734-727-3159
Has Head Start  classes in Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, etc.
See second listing below!


Wayne-Westland Community Schools
36745 Marquette
Westland MI  48185
Phone: 734-419-2000
Operates Head Start classes in Wayne and Westland.


YMCA of Western-Wayne County
26279 Michigan Ave.
Inkster MI  48141
Phone:  313-561-4110
Operates Head Start classes in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Redford, South Redford and 
Westwood School District.


Flat Rock Community Education Literacy Program
28639 Division
Flat Rock MI  48134
Phone:  734-782-5173 


Teach Our Tots Early (TOTE)
24975 Van Horn
Brownstown MI  48195
Phone:  734-783-3322
Home-based intervention program serving the educational needs of eligible students 
with disabilities from birth to 3 years old.  Serves downriver communities. 


Downriver High School 
33211 McCann
Brownstown MI  48173
Phone:  734-379-4663
An alternative school for pregnant teens or teens who cannot adapt to regular high school.  
ALSO:  
Teen Parent Educational Programs
Lincoln Park:  313-389-0234
Southgate: 734-246-4633
Wyandotte:  734-246-1008


Centro Multicultural La Familia
35 W. Huron  Suite #500
Pontiac MI  48342
Phone:  248-858-7800
Provides ESL classes with the goal of increasing employment opportunities


Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
1211 Trumbull
Detroit MI  48216-1940
Phone:  313-967-4880                   
E-mail:  mkelty@dhdc1.org               
Website:  www.dhdc1.org
Provides literacy training, GED preparation classes, counseling,  ESL classes, parenting 
classes and Job Seeking & Placement services for the Hispanic population.  Classes held 
during the day and evening to accommodate working students. 


LASED (Latin Americans for Social & Economic Development)
4138 W. Vernor
Detroit MI  48209
Phone:  313-554-2025
Advocacy, information, referrals, translation and interpretation, tax assistance program


Romulus Adult Education / Van Buren Adult Education
39000 Superior
Romulus, MI  48174
Phone:  734-532-1950
GED tutoring, GED, High School Completion for age 20+.  FREE to students who do not have 
a high school diploma and who are 20 years old by Sept. 1st.  Serves Romulus, Van Buren, 
Sumpter, Belleville, and Taylor.  GED classes are also offered at Taylor Head Start.  Tuition varies.


Southgate Adult & Community Education &
The Advantage Academy Alternative High School 
14101 Leroy
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone:  734-246-4633
Runs from 3rd week of August through the 3rd week of June, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free childcare, parent-child education and literacy,, high school diplomas, and vocational 
English as a second language class.  Serves Southeast Detroit to Grosse Ile.  Call for fees. 
&
Downriver Literacy Council 
Phone:  734-246-4633      Ask for the Literacy Program
Will evaluate your skills in Reading and/or Math and match you with a trained volunteer 
to help you improve your Reading or Math.  Tutoring is available for adults 18 and older. 


The Southgate Family Resource Center
15500 Howard
Southgate MI  48195
Phone:  734-246-7845
Provides a lending library of books and videos for families and helps parents network with 
other parents with similar concerns.  Open to any family member with a child in Southgate 
Schools.  


Leaps & Bounds Family Services            
Mt. Calvary 
8129 Packard
Warren MI  48089
Phone:  586-759-3895
Provides family education services through early literacy programs for families with children 
up to age 5,  adult education, G.E.D. program and career preparation, for residents of Northeast
Detroit, Warren, and all of Wayne & Macomb counties.


Starfish Family Services
Great Parents Great Start   (F.I.S.H,)
30000 Hiveley Road
Inkster, MI  48141
Phone: 734-595-0411 ext. 109                  (See Head Start listing above also!)
A literacy home visiting program for three-year old children and their families.  The program 
will offer Kindermusik classes and literacy home visits to help children develop their language 
and literacy skills, and to give parents an early introduction to what it means to be their child’s 
first and most important teacher.  Home visits and Kindermusik classes arranged to meet family needs.  No transportation provided.


Wayne RESA
Phone:  734-334-1300
Website:  www.resa.net
Give Your Child a GREAT start!  Dial 734-334-1475 and your child will hear a celebrity read 
one of three award-winning children’s books (stories change monthly). Tune in to your local 
school district education access channel for dates and times of programs that will help you 
learn how and why it is important to read to your child every day.


Wayne County Community College District      
Multiple locations in Taylor, Belleville and Detroit                     
Website:  www.wcccd.edu
FREE 16-week GED PREP classes held year-round from Monday through Thursdays from 
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The class book can be bought at the college bookstore for $26.  After  
taking the class, the G.E.D. test can be taken at a center in Detroit for only $30.  Tutoring, 
career counseling, associate degrees and certificates in 68 different programs.  Day and 
evening classes.  Grants, financial aid, etc. is available.  


Matrix Human Services
Administration Office:
120 Parsons Street
Detroit MI  48201
Phone:  313-831-1000  OR  313-873-0678
Computer Lab Training


Epiphany Education Centers
Samaritan Center
Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance  
5555 Conner  (near Chandler Park)
Detroit MI 
Phone:  313-267-1830
Run by 7 retired Catholic nuns who provide instruction in reading & language arts
to grades 1st-8th.


Southwest Solutions
Adult Learning Lab and Wayne State University Harris Literacy Program 
4214 W. Vernor 
Detroit MI  48209
Phone:  313-451-8055
Website:  www.swsol.org
Helps adults improve their literacy, math and computer skills so they can be better qualified for employment. 


ProLiteracy Detroit           
12300 Morang Drive 
Detroit MI  48224
Phone: 313-872-7720
52 Literacy and tutoring sites have been established throughout Metro Detroit.  
Free one-to-one and small group tutoring services, after-school literacy programs 
for elementary school children, technology-based literacy instruction.  
FREE books for adults and children, family literacy projects.


Latino Family Services
3815 W. Fort Street
Detroit MI  48216
Phone:  313-841-7380
Website:  
GED & ESL classes


Cass Community Library          
Cass United Methodist Church
3901 Cass Ave.  Cass & Sheldon          
Detroit MI  48201   
Phone: 313-833-7730


Caregivers Ministry
2111 Woodward Ave.  #700
Detroit MI  48201
Phone:  313-964-5070  OR  800-676-5071
Website:  www.cgcares.org


Child & Family Institute
104 Lothrop Landing
Detroit MI  48202
Phone: 313-874-5820
Parent enrichment, la-related education: Street Law Program/Teaching Law in High School 
Program, Conflict Resolution: P.E.A.C.E. Program, alcohol and drug awareness, motivational speaking/concerts, After-School programming and professional development seminars.


S.E.M.C.A.      (multiple locations)
25363 Eureka Road
Taylor MI  48180
Phone:  800-285-WORKS  OR  TTY 800-649-3777
Email:  info@semca.org
The Partnership for Adult Learning (PAL) provides an opportunity for adult students to achieve education levels equivalent to those of high-school graduates by improving reading, writing, 
and mathematic skills.  The instruction is tailored to the individual needs of students and consists of these five components:  Adult Basic Literacy (instruction in reading, English, language arts, math and civics for adults without a high-school diploma), GED Test PreparationWorkforce Readiness, English as a Second Languageand High School Completion (designed to fulfill the requirements for a high school diploma for the residents of Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit).


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan           14 Locations in 3 Counties
26777 Halsted Road  #100
Farmington Hills MI  48331-3560
Phone: 248-473-1400
Website:  www.bgcsm.org
Call for current hours!  Homework & Career Help, Character & Leadership Programs, the Arts, 
Health & Life Skills


Services for Older Citizens
17150 Waterloo
Grosse Pointe MI  48230
Phone:  313-882-9600
Computer classes on Friday afternoons.  
Ask for ext. 245  OR  Email:  socmaryrose@yahoo.com


English Language Institute
Wayne State University
351 Manoogian Hall
Detroit MI  48202
Phone:  313-577-2729
Website:  www.eli.wayne.edu
Offers the fastest way to improve communication skills in English.  The ELI is the only 
intensive English language program in the metropolitan Detroit area.  Helps students 
at all levels of English proficiency with their reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and 
listening comprehension.


Community Literacy Council
Starkweather School
550 N. Holbrook
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone: 734-416-4906


Life Institute of Family Education
Phone:  313-342-0006
Provides relationship-skills training, marriage preparation and financial literacy 
for adults and youth.


First Presbyterian Church
2799 West Road
Trenton MI  48183
Phone:  734-676-1510
ESL classes every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (free)


Joy Baptist Church
37055 Joy Road
Westland MI  48185
Phone:  734-425-0466
Website:  www.joybaptist.com
Has a literacy ministry and is free of charge.


Operation Get Down, Inc.
10100 Harper Avenue
Detroit MI  48213
Phone:  313-921-9422
This program offers free adult education classes that are open to the community.  
Classes include: general education diploma preparation and adult basic education, 
job placement assistance for G.E.D. graduates, hands-on computer training and 
computer-assisted learning tools, and Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous 
meetings.  



LENAWEE COUNTY

Community Action Agency
400 West South
Adrian  MI  49221
Phone: 517-263-7861  OR  800-438-1845
Website:  www.caajih.org
Parent Programs, Fatherhood Initiative, ESL & Literacy programs.



MACOMB COUNTY

Mentoring Solutions of Warren  
27500  Cosgrove       
Warren MI  48902
Phone:  586-294-8449


Macomb Literacy Partners              (See Reading Works above under Metro Detroit)
16480 Hall Road 
Clinton Twp., MI  48038
Phone:  586-286-2750
Agency is at Wayne State University’s Macomb Education Center on the Center Campus of Macomb Community College.  Tutoring is provided year-round throughout Macomb County.  Adults 18 and older who are living, working or going to school in Macomb County and functioning at an eighth-grade level or below who need help with reading, writing or English as a second language (ESL).  Free one-on-one tutoring is provided by trained volunteers one to two hours per week at a public location mutually convenient to the learner and tutor.   


Leaps & Bounds Family Services           
Mt. Calvary 
8129 Packard
Warren MI 48089
Phone: 586-759-3895
Provides family education services through early literacy programs for families with children 
up to age 5, adult education, G.E.D. program and career preparation, for residents of Northeast
Detroit, Warren, and all of Wayne & Macomb counties.



MONROE COUNTY

Project READ
Monroe Intermediate School District
1101 S. Raisinville Road
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-242-5799 ext. 1325
Tutoring for literacy and improving others reading skills, Assisting with GED preparation, ESL.   
Must be a Monroe County resident and be age 20 or older, must provide own transportation.


S.E.M.C.A. (multiple locations)
25363 Eureka Road
Taylor MI 48180
Phone: 800-285-WORKS   OR  TTY 800-649-3777
Email:  info@semca.org
The Partnership for Adult Learning (PAL) provides an opportunity for adult students to achieve education levels equivalent to those of high-school graduates by improving reading, writing, 
and mathematic skills. The instruction is tailored to the individual needs of students and consists 
of these five components: Adult Basic Literacy (instruction in reading, English, language arts, math and civics for adults without a high-school diploma), GED Test Preparation, Workforce Readiness, English as a Second Language, and High School Completion (designed to fulfill the requirements
 for a high school diploma for the residents of Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit).


Arthur Lesow Community Center
120 Eastchester Street
Monroe MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-4313
Mentoring and tutoring for youth in elementary and middle school.


Monroe Center for Independent Living
40 N. Roessler
Monroe MI  48162
Phone:  734-242-5919
Free beginning and low-vision computer classes


Bedford Public Schools
Phone:  734-850-6050   
Offers both preparation classes & GED testing at a site in Temperance.  Classes meet on Monday 
& Wednesday nights from  6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and there is an attendance requirement.  If a person 
is a Michigan resident over the age of 20 and can  commit to attending those evenings, they are eligible for free classes.  If they meet the attendance requirements once they are in the program, 
they may also get “free” testing.  Only a limited number of students are accepted each period.   
There is a $199 fee which covers all 5 tests, the registration appointment and two workshops 
(1 in Math and 1 in Writing).



OAKLAND COUNTY 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland County
1545 E. Lincoln
Royal Oak MI  48067
AND
881 Pinecrest 
Ferndale MI  48220
Phone:  248-544-4166
Homework & Career help, Character & Leadership programs, Health & Life skills, the Arts.


Oakland Literacy Council
Phone:  248-253-1617
Phone: 248-232-4664
Agency is on Telegraph Road at Square Lake Road in Bloomfield Hills, but tutoring is provided 
at public locations convenient to the learner and tutor.  Adults 18 and older who are living, working, 
or going to school in Oakland County, functioning at an eight-grade level or below and who need help with reading, writing, or English as a second language (ESL).  Free one-on-one tutoring by trained volunteers, one to two hours per week at a mutually convenient public location.  
Workshops and activities are offered throughout the year for tutors and learners.  


Centro Multicultural La Familia 
35 W. Huron Street    Suite  #500
Pontiac MI  48342
Phone:  248-858-7800
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
ESL classes.  Limited transportation within an 8 mile radius as well as limited child care. 


Grace Centers of Hope
35 E. Huron 
Pontiac, MI  48342
Phone:  248-334-2187
GED classes.


Bound Together
167 W. Pike Street
Pontiac MI  
Phone:  248-334-3827
Provides tutoring, mentoring and meals for elementary students 
every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon throughout 
the school year.  Also offers Art class every second Monday.  


South Oakland Shelter
431 N. Main Street
Royal Oak MI  48067
Phone:  248-546-6566
Adult literacy, financial literacy as well as computer training classes. 



WASHTENAW COUNTY

Washtenaw Literacy
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone:  734-879-1320
Assistance with reading, GED, English as a second language (for those 16 yrs. and older), 
if you live or work in Washtenaw County.  FREE!


Ypsilanti Adult Community Education
2095 Packard
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone:  734-714-1240
High School Diploma and G.E.D.


Washtenaw County Community College Adult Transitions
4800 E. Huron River Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1610
Phone:  734-677-5006
Website:  www.wccnet.edu
Counselor on site.  FREE (to qualified applicants) workshops on GED & ASSET test preparation, entrance into campus programs, improving reading, writing and math skills, some job training programs.  Call for information about workshops!


Ypsilanti Student Literacy Corps
Eastern Michigan University
34 N. Washington
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone:  734-487-0243
Website:  www.emich.edu
Using E.M.U. faculty and pre-student teachers, provides after-school tutoring to elementary 
students in public housing sites in Ypsilanti..


Student Advocacy Center
1921 W. Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone:  734-482-0489
Provides free, non-legal advocacy to students (and their parents) who are eligible 
for general and special public education programs.


Father Patrick Jackson House Program
1014 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-761-1440
Literacy classes for young women under 18 who are pregnant.


The Neutral Zone
310 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-214-9995
Offers Literacy classes, music, art and Leadership programs as well as a “Chillin’ Drop In” 
program.
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+127 Of The Top Book Promotion Sites: Free And Paid via @DaveChesson

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A grand but overused tactic to improve Kindle book sales is to spread your book’s Amazon sale page link to as many free and paid book promotion sites as possible.

The hope is that regardless of the quality of the book promotion site, or the amount of actual traffic that they receive, sales or downloads will occur and hopefully a review or two may show up.

Whether you love this style of kindle book advertising or not, one cannot deny the effectiveness of this book advertising strategy.

The below list is my compilation of my favorite book promotion sites – some free, while others not so much.

Each one of the ebook promotion sites will have their own set of requirements in order to be accepted. So, to help you out, I did the research on each one and wrote a quick bit about their stipulations and what that website is all about.

In This Article, You Will Gain:

  • An understanding of how these book promotion sites work
  • A list of the best book promotion websites, free and premium
  • A couple of options in order to not have to do this yourself

READ MORE>…..

https://kindlepreneur.com/list-sites-promote-free-amazon-books/#

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Take the book marketing challenge w/@BadRedheadMedia : How to energize your book sales in a month! #MotownWriters

30-day-brhm-marketing-challenge-with-logo_twitter-shareableAre you unsure how to market your book? Do you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of author platform options out there (or not even sure what the term means)? Do you wish someone could break it down for you in simple steps?

Then this is the book for you!

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Over the course of one month, Rachel provides you daily challenges containing a wealth of information, and easy to follow assignments to help energize your book sales. If you haven’t released your book yet, this book will help you set the stage necessary to build the strongest foundation possible for success.

Topics include:

*Twitter secrets
*Facebook page must-do’s
*Social media ideas you might not know or haven’t thought of
*Promotion, giveaways, and other book marketing secrets
*Website, blogging, and SEO tips designed just for authors

This book is a must-read and must-DO for any aspiring, new, or veteran author! Bloggers and small businesses can also benefit from this guide as well.

I have been encouraging (pleading with?) Rachel to write this book since we met years ago. Rachel is, quite simply, a force of nature, and if you take the challenge the way she has laid it out and actually do the assignments (imagine that!), you will not only find yourself with a greater understanding of social media, you will also start to sell more books.

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I say enthusiastically: GET THIS BOOK AND START THE CHALLENGE. There is no time to waste. You’ll be glad you did. Seriously. Go get the book and start the challenge. I wish I’d had this book when I was promoting my first novel. It would have saved me so much time!

Lori Culwell, Author and SEO expert, Creative Director of Get Creative, Inc, a national SEO agency

When it comes to social media marketing for authors, no one knows more than Rachel Thompson. She practices what she preaches and has helped dozens of our authors enjoy significant leaps in their social media standing.

Steve Bennett, Founder and Creative Director, AuthorBytes

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This book is an amazing compilation of data and resources that only someone with years of experience could pull together. As a book marketing specialist myself, I’m still blown away by the amazing content Rachel provides. If you’re writing or marketing a book, this is a MUST-HAVE.

Alexa Bigwarfe, Author Coach & Owner of Kat Biggie Press Digital Media Company

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#MotownWriters @meetup Notes from 1/14/17

I want to thank each and everyone for coming out to the meeting.

Over 25 participants learned how to write, publish and market their book.

Next month we’ll be at our regular spot at the library.

To get updates, join our meetup at;

http://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

There were notes from the group that I promised to post:

To get the Self Publishing Guide free click here

Mini-Guide to Self-Publishing

We also talked about getting an author planner

The free one is, click here:

Here is the Self Publishing Video in case you missed anything. Take notes.

 

To see more videos on writing, publishing and marketing, go to my youtube at:

https://www.youtube.com/user/sylviahubbard1/videos

I’d love for you to support others who attended and gave their website:

 

There were others but I didn’t get their websites correct, so if you attended, please leave your website in the comments. If you’re coming to the next meeting, comment below.

Join to get RSVP’d for the next meetup at:

www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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Aspiring Writers Association of America #AWAOA Metro #Detroit new Chapter President @TenitaJEditor via @CynthiaLHatcher

awaoaAspiring Writers Association of America would like to introduce to you our Metro Detroit Chapter President, Tenita Johnson. AWAOA members are looking forward to growing and learning under her leadership.

Tenita is the author of several books and familiar with what it takes to help aspiring writers on their creative journey. With a vast knowledge of writing styles and a keen eye for spelling and grammar errors, Tenita brings added value as she leads the members of the NEW AWAOA Metro Detroit Chapter.

 

 

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ALERT: AUTHORS!! Don’t break the bank on editing. @AuthorCKBrooke #amediting

CKBrookeEditing Get affordable, professional, quality flat-rate editing, just $175 for 50-85K words. That’s it. (Less for shorter!)

Plus, I don’t just copy-edit for grammar and spelling, but analyze content (POV, plot holes, inconsistencies, etc.) to bring your manuscript to publication/submission-ready quality. Visithttp://ckbrooke.com/editing/ to learn more.

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A Book Review: “N” (The Compass Series) by Stephen Santos

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I never ask for more than I deserve/You know it’s the truth/You seem to think you’re God’s gift to this earth/I’m tellin’ you, no way.

-Janet Jackson, What Have You Done For Me Lately

     There are two ways to think about Stephen Santos and his new novel, N: The Compass Series, and the differences of how we interpret a failed marriage between two people whose worldview is inharmoniously synched with spirituality, practicality and conventional wisdoms that always seem to betray even the most decent of amorous intentions.

     Joshua and Bridget are married, and Bridget wants (and is eventually granted) a divorce from her husband. She moves with her children into a new marriage which she feels will provide her with a better sense of emotional and financial security.  Joshua is understandly devastated, torn with anguish, and is forced to accept the way his wife feels, and he thus spends the remainder of the book laying the bulk of his problems at the winged feet of his wife (whose voice in the matter seems controlled, choked and regulated, but more on this later). At times, Joshua seems delusional and romantic about marriage and women. He seems ironic and contradictory, believes he knows what Bridget wants, yet he is unable to hear her for sake of his own veiled conceit:

We were young, and she had so much life in her. I loved her with all of my heart, but I didn’t have concrete plans as to where I was headed in life. She, on the other hand, had a plan, a purpose and a desire to be free from uncertainty about things. She kept dragging her feet when I would ask her about our future. She knew that I couldn’t change, and that she would have to be the one to. That sounds bad. It’s not that I didn’t want to change for her, it’s just that I had discovered what everyone really wants (63-64).

     But Bridget did seem to know what she wanted in life and marriage, if only Joshua had listened. The novel is full of these moments, Joshua is steady with his blame-game, and Bridget struggles to find happiness and a sense of marital fulfillment. All is difficult mostly because Joshua cannot bring himself to think in practical terms regarding the breakdown of his marriage, the problem of arrogance, and the limitations of spiritual/religious panaceas. He spends too much time ministering to us (in first-person), undervaluing his wife, and, fatalistically, seeing the world through romantic lenses.

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Sing your praises, hold your hand/Tell the world that I think you’re grand/I’ll do any, thing for you, (he-he) but slave.

-Ray Charles, I’ll do Anything But Work

Much masculinity, particularly when it is aggressive and overbearing and hostile and unrelenting, is really a mask for the innate puerile frailty most men suffer. This is why it is so important to repress oppress suppress and  control women. This is why it is difficult for men to listen to women, husbands their wives. It is difficult for a man to respect a woman’s independence and self-assurance, but particularly her right to control her body mind and soul.  And religion undergirds this male persistence simply by way of its own support and confirmation of female subjugation (Ayaan Hirsi Ali is still on the run last I heard). Throughout the novel, Joshua never accepts responsibility for his failed marriage, only insisting that Bridget has fallen from (his) grace like in a biblical scene, thus it is his righteous duty to rescue and rehabilitate her. Her dreams and ambitions (which he has taken for granted and/or is unable to bear) is never really the focus of Joshua’s concern, just that he must save her from herself. More of Joshua’s sermonic hubris:

I refused to worry about things, and I was ok with the ways that life changes direction. She figured she needed to control her life so that nothing was left in the air. I know why she did this, but I knew she would always be nagged by the fears of her childhood unless she followed me. She knew deep down her desire was to live with me, but she kept wondering how she would function in reality? She used to always tell me she thought I lived on a cloud somewhere, and she was trying to make things work down here in the real world (64)

     “Why did she have to do this? Why now? Why ever? For comfort. That’s her reason. So that she could feel more comfortable, that’s what it boils down to. She was tired of being a journey. Well, did she really think that life was supposed to be easy?” (23) Ironically, the answers to Joshua’s questions – which he cannot see because of his evangelical preoccupation with all that is wrong with Bridget – is revealed in the futile soliloquies where he finds himself suffocated by his own romanticism.

     In a scene that is quite revealing, Joshua asks Bridget pointedly if he is the reason to blame for her leaving the marriage. Bridget says yes. “If you  would’ve just provided a safe place for us, a place where I didn’t have to worry about the things I was worried about, then I wouldn’t have felt like I needed to go look for it elsewhere” (44). Bridget is redolent with reason, trying desperately to lift her voice above Joshua’s impassioned sentimentality, hoping he will see the importance of financial and emotional security a woman needs and desires from a husband. She tries to explain what is practical in a marriage and what security means for her: “Josh, you know just as well as I do that whether you worry or not, there are still bills that need to be paid, people who get sick and things that were outside of our financial reach” (44). Again, Joshua misses his chance to learn something about women and how they view marriage. Here he cloaks his personal inadequacy in ignorant romanticism: “Yeah, but life is more than just paying bills. It’s more than just paying bills. It’s more than a feeling of safety” (44).

     In his great novel, Baldwin wrote: “We all commit our crimes. The thing is to not lie

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about them – to try to understand what you have done, why you have done it. That way, you can begin to forgive yourself. That’s very important. If you don’t forgive yourself you’ll never be able to forgive anybody else and you’ll go on committing the same crimes forever” (79, Another Country).   Joshua’s burden is that he cannot forgive himself for his inadequacy as a provider. He cannot forgive Bridget (in the real sense) because forgiving her would place a deeper burden of confrontation: to excavate hidden pain; to look at the man in the mirror, to challenge all that he has come to know about life, love, and about people. Perhaps this is partly the inextricable burden Santos, too, confronts inasmuch as why he avoids the subcutaneous questions pervading the entire novel:  Why is Bridget’s character so condensed, paralytic, voiceless, and solely dependent on Joshua’s holy mercy and righteous wisdom?

 

     The biblical meaning of the name Joshua is “a savior; a deliverer.” The American meaning of the name Joshua is “a savior; a deliverer.” The Hebrew meaning of the name Joshua is “Jehovah is generous. Jehovah saves. In the Old Testament, Joshua was chosen to succeed Moses as leader of the Israelites for their journey to the Promised Land” (http://bit.ly/2h2Po4r). So perhaps that is Joshua’s real problem: He thinks his job is to save Bridget. He thinks he is on a righteous crusade of biblical importance, to rescue the fallen woman, the harlot, from imminent self-destruction and eternal doom – this, he believes, is his sacred calling. He ministers when he should seek counseling; he analyzes when he should accept; He proselytizes when he should be silent.

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ALERT: AUTHORS!! Don’t break the bank on editing. @AuthorCKBrooke #amediting

CKBrookeEditing Get affordable, professional, quality flat-rate editing, just $175 for 50-85K words. That’s it. (Less for shorter!)

Plus, I don’t just copy-edit for grammar and spelling, but analyze content (POV, plot holes, inconsistencies, etc.) to bring your manuscript to publication/submission-ready quality. Visithttp://ckbrooke.com/editing/ to learn more.

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The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group Tues, Nov 15th 730pm #RochesterHills #MichLit via @talktravel

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The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets Tuesday, November 15, at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. Free and Open to new, working, and published writers, photographers, and illustrators. Come once, once in a while, or every time. We discuss the Business of Writing. This will be the last writers’ group meeting of the year – we do not meet in December.www.RochesterWriters.com

Barnes & Noble Bookstore
2800 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
248-853-9855
www.bn.com

 

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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

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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!

WHAT IS IT?

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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ALERT: AUTHORS!! Don’t break the bank on editing. @AuthorCKBrooke #amediting

CKBrookeEditing Get affordable, professional, quality flat-rate editing, just $175 for 50-85K words. That’s it. (Less for shorter!)

Plus, I don’t just copy-edit for grammar and spelling, but analyze content (POV, plot holes, inconsistencies, etc.) to bring your manuscript to publication/submission-ready quality. Visithttp://ckbrooke.com/editing/ to learn more.

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