Picture Book Mentorship Competition: Submission Window between April 1st through 22nd ! @SCBWIMichigan #motownwriters #michlit
by Anne R. Allen In a much-shared article titled “Why Your Memoir Won’t Sell,” former Writer’s Digest editor Jane Friedman listed the things that will trigger an agent or publisher to reject a memoir by a non-celebrity. A lot of people working on memoirs have been pretty discouraged by it.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers presents MAMA! May 17th @twistedtellers #michiganreaders #detroitreads #michlit #motownwriters
Our group meets tomorrow, April 18th from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.
- Member Jim Weyer presents, the "Snowflake Method" for writing
- bring writing tool of choice
- manuscript for critique (2 pages, double spaced, 12 font), bring 7 sets
- book that has been helpful to your writing
- Be kind
- Be specific
- Be encouraging
- Be careful (critique on style and technique, not your opinion)
Writing guru, Natalie Goldberg, is hosting her first online writing course.
Check out all she has to offer here:
- The cost, with discount, $249
- 11 hours of teaching
- lifetime access to sessions
- live writing sessions and more
- money back guarantee (within 30 days)
See you tomorrow!
Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
"Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011"
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And as always, please let me know if you wish to be removed from our list, thank you.
From #MichLit Children’s Author, Kelsey Fox: Put a book in your basket! Coupon code inside! #easterbasket #gifts #bookpromo #motownwriters @JustTryItWyatt
C.K. Brooke has experience editing and proofreading for both traditional and self-published authors in various genres, including adult romance, young adult and middle-grade novels, fantasy, memoir, and much more. She is an in-house editor for 48fourteen, Break Through Author, and The Parliament House Press. References are available upon request.
EVENT #MichLit Author, @MichaelEDyson @WCCCDistrict – Northwest Campus #Detroit April 18th hosted by @dabodetroit #motownwriters #literacy
Watch Now, The MichiganLiteraryNetwork.com Show with @PamPerryPR #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters
Michigan Literary Network is proud to have on our second show presenting Tips Tricks and a wonderful literary talk with Pam Perry.
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Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE.
After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.
Celebrate Poetry Month w/Bestselling Poet, Elizabeth Acevedo (@AcevedoWrites) in #Detroit #motownwriters #michiganwriters #michlit
On behalf of our colleague and Tuxedo Project Fellow Rose Gorman, check out all the exciting events happening on Marygrove’s campus. Also mark your calendar to be with us on April 26thfor the Contemporary American Authors Lecture by slam poet and spoken word artist Elizabeth Acevedo.
Join us for workshops and reading groups for all ages February thru April!
Join local poet Michael Lauchlan for a 6-week creative writing workshop inspired by The Poet X and other writing by some of our time’s most talented storytellers. This workshop is FREE and open to writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels. Copies of The Poet X, Acevedo’s poetry collection Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths, writing materials, and refreshments provided by Marygrove College and The Tuxedo Project. Just bring yourself! Registration required.
MICHAEL LAUCHLAN has contributed to many publications, including New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The North American Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Sugar House Review, Louisville Review, and Poet Lore and Poetry Ireland. His most recent collection is Trumbull Ave., from WSU Press (2015).
PLUS! Outreach programming locations include Detroit International Academy for Young Women, Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, Michigan Community Resources, and Detroit Public Library’s Southwest branches. If you or someone you know is employed by or receives services from these sites, ask their staff about the special workshops and reading and discussion groups they have planned for their organization!
ADDITIONAL CAALS PROGRAMMING WILL BE ANNOUNCED JUST IN TIME FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH IN APRIL!
From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.
Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
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11th Annual Midwest Literary Walk Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 1:00-5:00 pm @midwestlitwalk #michlit #motownwriters #michiganwriters
The Midwest Literary Walk is an annual literary event on the last Saturday in April nestled in the convenient and historic downtown of Chelsea, Michigan. The event is aimed at highlighting the power of literature and poetry in everyday life. Reading events take place at a range of venues in downtown Chelsea, Michigan. The readings are intimate, giving attendees a chance to interact with the authors. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Midwest Literary Walk is hosted by Chelsea District Library.
All locations are within walking distance from parking to each venue. For your convenience, please refer to the maps and directions on the event website to assist you with your visit to Chelsea.
Where are you going to be on #BookstoreDay April 27, 2019? Michigan Bookstores already signed up to participate via @BookstoreDay #michiganwriters #michlit #detroitreads
What is Independent Bookstore Day?
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.
To see past exclusives, check out our archives.
Why are we celebrating independent bookstores?
Bookstores: find out how you can participate!
Michigan bookstores already signed up
- Book Beat
- Book Nook & Java Shop
- Book Suey
- Books & Mortar
- Brilliant Books
- Epilogue Books
- Fenton’s Open Book Llc
- Forever Books Llc
- Horizon Books
- Island Books And Crafts
- Literati Bookstore
- Pages Bookshop
- Readers World
- Schuler Books
- Snowbound Books
- The Bookman
- Between The Covers
Glen Lake: Writing Camp Heaven!
Next Summer Retreat at Glen Lake: June 15-22, 2019
View or Download: Glen Lake Retreat 2019 brochure in PDF format for all the details and registration information.
Every June, PW members have the opportunity to attend a week-long writing conference/retreat at Villa Glen, on the shores of Glen Lake. For many members, this is the highlight of the PW experience: writers have opportunities to discuss their craft with others who share their passion, daily small group meetings offer help and support with specific pieces of writing, large group gatherings build camaraderie, and ample time for writing is always provided. Several small, optional craft talks by members are offered throughout the week. And there are many opportunities for informal discussion and activities.
In addition, each conference presents a professional writer as a keynote speaker; back for the 2017 keynote is poet Mary Ann Samyn. In recent years, presentations from Laura Kasischke, Jack Driscoll, Heather Sellers and Gerry LaFemina have stimulated thought and discussion—and writing. Also, each conference ends with a “read-around,” a gathering allowing a chance for everyone to hear a small sample of each writer’s work.
Literati named 2019 Bookstore of the Year @LiteratiBkstore via michigandaily #michlit #mittenlit #michiganreaders #motownwriters
Publishers Weekly named Literati Bookstore its 2019 Bookstore of the Year on March 28.
Literati was announced in February as one of five finalists for the award, which honors independent bookstores nominated by those in the book industry. The award will be presented to owners Hilary and Michael Gustafson at BookExpo on May 30 in New York City.
Literati recently celebrated its six-year anniversary of being in business — it opened on March 31, 2013. Since then, the independent bookstore has made a name for itself with its public typewriter, cafe and the number of literary events it hosts.
Everyone needs a little help. Get your net month promo together.
Hashtag #MotownWriters #michlit #MichiganReaders in your promo or tag @sylviahubbard1 on Instagram or Twitter so we can share!
Audio Book Appreciation Month
Get Caught Reading Month
2 – Harry Potter Day
4 – Free Comic Book Day – first Saturday in May
9 – Peter Pan Day
12 -18 – Reading is Fun Week
12 – Limerick Day
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- 21 Century Online Marketing Guide for Writers
- Mini-Guide to Self Publishing
- How to Grab Podcast & Internet Shows to Increase Book Sales
- Social Media For Authors Worksheet
The retreat runs from June 10-13, 2019.
This year, Interlochen is offering a number of great focus areas, including: People, Places, Prose; Shaping the Raw Material of Family History; and Getting Your Story on the Page.
For complete registration information about the Interlochen Writers Retreat, click here.