Reading Events

Save The Date: “Dear Queen” book signing @EddieConnorJr #MichLit #Motownwriters #MotownLit Feb 23rd #Detroit

 “Dear Queen” book signing. The event will take place on Thursday, February 23rd from
7 pm – 9 pm at PV Lounge.
Proceeds will go to the Pure Heart Foundation, to provide opportunities for children of incarcerated parents.
My website link is: EddieConnor.com and the Amazon link is: http://amzn.to/2kA2sx3
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“Dear Queen” book signing @EddieConnorJr #MichLit #Motownwriters #MotownLit Feb 23rd #Detroit

 “Dear Queen” book signing. The event will take place on Thursday, February 23rd from
7 pm – 9 pm at PV Lounge.
Proceeds will go to the Pure Heart Foundation, to provide opportunities for children of incarcerated parents.
My website link is: EddieConnor.com and the Amazon link is: http://amzn.to/2kA2sx3
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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

and

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

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

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

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 1, 2015

 

Twisted Storytellers Bring the Funny

Friday, October 16

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

About The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers

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

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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

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

 

Interviews and Personal Appearances, Contact:

Satori Shakoor at 313-744-6037 or via email societyforstorytelling@gmail.com

###MIKE_BONNER

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Are you an aspiring author? Need tips on finishing your book? w/@ReshondaT #Detroit

Are you an aspiring author? Need tips on finishing your book?
You won’t want to miss this event!

get ticket:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-write-a-literary-workshop-dinner-with-reshonda-tate-billingsley-tickets-10918089299?aff=zvents
Just Write!
A Literary Workshop Dinner
With
National Bestselling Author
&
NAACP Image Award Winner
ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Place: Fellowship chapel
Banquet and Conference Center
7707 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, Michigan 48235
313-347-2835
Thursday April 17, 2014
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tickets are limited! Sign up today!
For ticket information please contact Gina Johnson at
(269)849-6239 **Must have ticket to attend**

 

get tickets:

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26th Anniversary Marygrove Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series April 4, 2014 #michlit #amreading

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Event Details

 

US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to Visit Marygrove on April 4, 2014

Marygrove College in Madame Cadillac Building, Alumnae Hall

  • 8425 McNichols Rd W
    Detroit, MI 48221
  • Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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The Marygrove College English and Modern Languages Department proudly announces that US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will be the twenty-sixth guest in Marygrove’s Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series. Now serving in her second term as Poet Laureate, Trethewey will deliver the Lillian and Don Bauder lecture in Alumnae Hall at 8 pm on Friday, April 4. Earlier in the day, she will teach a class session for Marygrove students and guests from local high schools in the Marygrove Theatre.

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BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (#bcbd2014) #Detroit Feb 1st 11am @detroitlibrary RSVP now

comicbookday2014detroit

https://www.facebook.com/events/413107302122475/
http://blackcomicbookday2014.eventbrite.com/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Detroit Public Library
MAIN BRANCH
5201 Woodward Ave
Adam Strohm Hall, 3rd floor
5201 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
http://detroitpubliclibrary.org/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY is an annual event that happens all across the United States!

Once again, we will be celebrating it here in Detroit!!

This is also a smaller event that will be a fundraiser for
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA,
which will be
September 2014 at Wayne County Community College in Detroit.
https://www.facebook.com/events/732182073462764/
Http://facebook.com/midwestethnicconferenceforcomicsandart
Http://MECCAcon.weebly.com/

Along with M.E.C.C.A,
this is also a yearly event,
and we are very excited to bring it to you once again. This year, BCBD will be held at Detroit Public Library’s DOWNTOWN BRANCH, on WoodwardAve in Midtown Detroit.

*** Tables are only $40 for the first 15vendors! ***
Tables are being swallowed up, and they will not be held or reserved for anyone!!

Cost of admission is free,
and we STRONGLY encourage you to bring your children.

We will have many vendors, all from the Michigan area, who will be vending their books, posters, tshirts, and other merchandise pertaining to black comic books.

PARKING:::
Free on Saturdays!!
Parking is in the employee lot off Putnam St.

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If you are a COMIC BOOK WRITER, PUBLISHER, DESIGNER, ARTIST, etc, and are interested in vending at either event,
please contact:

Maia Crown Williams
Amonyet Enterprises, CEO
(313) 451 0297
amonyetenterprises@gmail.com

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BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (#bcbd2014) #Detroit Feb 1st 11am @detroitlibrary RSVP now

comicbookday2014detroit

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/413107302122475/
http://blackcomicbookday2014.eventbrite.com/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Detroit Public Library
MAIN BRANCH
5201 Woodward Ave
Adam Strohm Hall, 3rd floor
5201 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
http://detroitpubliclibrary.org/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY is an annual event that happens all across the United States!

Once again, we will be celebrating it here in Detroit!!

This is also a smaller event that will be a fundraiser for
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA,
which will be
September 2014 at Wayne County Community College in Detroit.
https://www.facebook.com/events/732182073462764/
Http://facebook.com/midwestethnicconferenceforcomicsandart
Http://MECCAcon.weebly.com/

Along with M.E.C.C.A,
this is also a yearly event,
and we are very excited to bring it to you once again. This year, BCBD will be held at Detroit Public Library’s DOWNTOWN BRANCH, on WoodwardAve in Midtown Detroit.

*** Tables are only $40 for the first 15vendors! ***
Tables are being swallowed up, and they will not be held or reserved for anyone!!

Cost of admission is free,
and we STRONGLY encourage you to bring your children.

We will have many vendors, all from the Michigan area, who will be vending their books, posters, tshirts, and other merchandise pertaining to black comic books.

PARKING:::
Free on Saturdays!!
Parking is in the employee lot off Putnam St.

*************************
*************************

If you are a COMIC BOOK WRITER, PUBLISHER, DESIGNER, ARTIST, etc, and are interested in vending at either event,
please contact:

Maia Crown Williams
Amonyet Enterprises, CEO
(313) 451 0297
amonyetenterprises@gmail.com

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2014 Spring Book Fair by GreyWolf Publishing

2014 Spring Book Fair.

via 2014 Spring Book Fair by GreyWolf Publishing.

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Support #SmallBizSat w/#MotownLit #Detroit Authors 12-5pm

Visit SourceBooksDetroit.com for more information…

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Washtenaw Literacy’s Retro Annual Gala to be Hosted by Carl Levin via @WashtenawLit October 19, 6pm

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Break out the cocktail dresses and narrow ties for a chic evening and do some good to boot, by helping neighbors who struggle with reading, writing, math, computing and communicating in English. Washtenaw Literacy‘s popular annual gala is donning a Mad Men theme to raise funds for its highly effective free literacy programs. This year’s event — dubbed “Driving Literacy” and held on October 19, 6pm, at Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building — features not only groovy 1960s wear, but also mobile-enabled bidding on auction items and a special guest host – the Honorable Senator Carl Levin.

“Senator Levin’s top priority has always been the economic well-being of Michigan families and he understands the foundational role adult literacy plays in a strong Michigan workforce and economy,” said Amy Goodman, executive director of Washtenaw Literacy. “We’re thrilled to have his involvement in this fantastic evening.”

“Driving Literacy” is a full evening with gourmet strolling dinner and desserts as well as fine wine, craft beer and retro cocktails. Live and silent auctions enable guests to bid on more than 100 unique items and packages – vacations, tours, spa days and more. While the event’s signature fast and fun live auction will again close the evening, guests can keep an eye on their silent auctions throughout the evening, bid and pay for their won items on mobile devices with a new interactive feature from BidPal. (Kiosks will be available for those who want to be phone- and tablet-free for the evening.) Select auction items will be available for online bidding beginning Friday, October 4. 

While the Mad Men-themed 1960s cocktail attire is optional, Washtenaw Literacy is making it easy to get in the spirit and the real thing by teaming with Ann Arbor’s own The Getup Vintage. A pop-up Mad Men store is planned for September 25th. Guests and fans can watch the Driving Literacy website for more details on where and when to find the Driving Literacy Mad Men store.

Tickets for Driving Literacy are on sale now and are $85 when purchased on or before September 27th — $100 thereafter. Reserved tables of eight are available for $680. Guests can purchase tickets online at bidpal.net/washtenawliteracy, by phone by calling (734) 879 -1320, or via email via info@washtenawliteracy.org.

About Driving Literacy 

Driving Literacy (formerly known as World in a Basket) is Washtenaw Literacy’s annual gala benefit auction. It takes place in late September or October every year. Twenty percent of Washtenaw Literacy’s annual budget is raised through the event, providing support to train hundreds of tutors and volunteers who serve more than 2,000 adults each year. Adults work toward individual goals; many of those include getting a GED and/or a place in the workforce. Remarkably, Washtenaw Literacy returns more than three dollars to the community for each dollar raised (Hantz, Rhoades & Doehrer, LLC, 2011).

Want to lend a hand? In order to make Driving Literacy a success, volunteers are needed in several areas:

  • Solicit donations of items and goods from businesses to be auctioned
  • Seek corporate event sponsors
  • Assemble and decorate baskets of auction items
  • Set-up for the event
  • Help during the event
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EVENT: Transformation frm The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers @satori_10 May 17th 8pm #Detroit #michlit #mwn

REAL PEOPLE…
TRUE STORIES…
TOLD LIVE.
MAY 2013
Transformation 
Charles H. Wright Museum
Friday, May 17th 8:00 p.m.
MAY EVENT FLYER

 
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers
Presents
TRANSFORMATION
Featuring Twisted Storytellers
Greg Dunmore, Jeff Doyle, Yvonne Healy, Hildegarde Kirkland and DiAnna Solomon
with
Twisted Musical Guests
TBA
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 

PURCHASE TICKETS LOGO

Thank you for supporting the art & craft of live storytelling!
– The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers LLC

 

HOSTED BY…

HOSTPHOTO

 
Satori Shakoor —
Creator, Curator & Producer
Our Mission:
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers has a global mission to connect humanity, create community and provide an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul cleansing, entertainment experience that is unique through the art and craft of storytelling.
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The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers – Commercial

FOLLOW US…

Like us on Facebook

VISIT OUR WEBSITE
&
LEARN MORE…

 

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