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Call for authors @ Grosse Pointe Library for 2021-2022 year

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A librarian of Grosse Pointe Library is seeking the names and titles of Michigan/Detroit Metro Area authors (adult) to be considered for programing. 

Interested? Please leave your author name, book name, genre, website, email and phone number in the form. This information will go to the librarian and only used for research and contact purposes.

UPDATE: 8/2/21

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Stay in Touch! 📧 Upcoming announcements at #MotownWriters 📚you’ll miss if you’re on the wrong mailing list.😢💜

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Feedburner a subscription service we used at Motown Writers Network is shutting down in July and we have to move 800 people there manually or organically.

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Opening Soon | SITE 03: Michigan Central Station via Library Street Collective #michlit

Featuring: Doug Aitken, El Anatsui, Hernan Bas, Sanford Biggers, Andrea Marie Breiling, Yoan Capote, Allana Clarke, Dominique Fung, Charles McGee, Allie McGhee, Jason REVOK, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, and Nari Ward.
Library Street Collective is excited to announce the third iteration of SITE: Art and Architecture in the Digital Space, launching on August 4th, 2021 and set against the historic and transient Michigan Central Station. It is within this space that we present works by Doug Aitken, El Anatsui, Hernan Bas, Sanford Biggers, Andrea Marie Breiling, Yoan Capote, Allana Clarke, Dominique Fung, Charles McGee, Allie McGhee, Jason REVOK, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, and Nari Ward, exploring ideas around the journey between here and there, migration from home, and the things discovered and kept along the way. Once a location buzzing with arrivals and departures, reunions and farewells, Michigan Central has become one of the premier examples of Detroit’s ascent and decline, containing shadows of adventure, transformation, and relocation.
 
Travel was the locus around which Michigan Central Station was built, and became the central idea guiding the curation of the third iteration of SITE—not only physical travel from city to city, but the pull of the memory place, and nostalgia for the geography and experiences that have shaped us. We keep moving for so many reasons, but there is a chasm between those who travel to escape from the everyday and those who leave to escape persecution, violence, and poverty. We may travel through the same ports and passages, but our journeys are not the same. These vastly different experiences contrast hope and loss, excitement and fear, opportunity and necessity. In its many phases over a century, Detroit’s Michigan Central Station seems to embody this disparity.
 
El Anatsui, Delta, 2014

“The materials I use in my work are reminders of what we discard in both our lives and imaginations. Yet the richness of our environment constantly reminds us of numerous alternatives that challenge us to see rather than look, to think instead of presume.”

— EL ANATSUI
 
Hernan Bas, The Day’s Catch, 2021.
Daniel Arsham’s solo exhibition Turning Wrenches is on view at Library Street Collective through August 7th, 2021. For the show, Arsham has produced intensely detailed 1:3 scale replicas of cars and other automotive artifacts as a nod to the Detroit automotive industry and global car culture as a whole. Arsham’s fascination with cars began as a youth and his admiration for Porsches from an early age ultimately led to him purchasing and restoring a 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo in adulthood. A replica of the restored Porsche, which was re-interpreted as a 930A, is featured in the exhibition connecting the work to Arsham’s personal story and engaging concepts of memory. Turning Wrenches speaks to the mechanic’s complex and laborious trade and pays homage to a profession that Arsham deeply admires. This tribute exists within a presentation of the artist’s own craft and the legacies of the technician and the maker, always challenging viewers to consider the future beyond our own existence.

The gallery is open regularly for visits Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12-6 pm. Click here to take a virtual tour of the exhibition. 

Library Street Collective is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Blame The Man #2 by Jammie Holmes to the collection of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. 

Holmes simultaneously references Christianity and condemns governmental institutions with his 2021 work, Blame the Man #2. It is a self-portrait of a baptism, a Christian religious rite that is often performed during youth. Holmes is encouraging the performance of the ritual in adults, referencing his own recent movement toward a belief in God. The piece also examines Black life in America, specifically concerning a lack of resources and racist systems. With the painting, Holmes sheds light on the complicated history of America, especially that of Thibodaux—the artist’s hometown—and the significant role that institutions and governmental bodies play in the crime and death rates within cities.⁠ The title references a symbolic figure, the man, as a cause of much of the turmoil within the Black community. Yet, visual references to religion, and roses that praise his transformation despite a difficult past, honor the tenacity and resilience of Blackness. Blame the Man #2 speaks to the idea that, regardless of previous sins, people can be purified and their minds can be freed of the unrest past decisions caused.⁠⠀
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Michigan Central Station, Photos by Quinn Evans.

Portraits
Doug Aitken, Photo by Graeme Mitchell. El Anatsui, Photo by Eric Sander. Hernan Bas, Photo by Silvia Ros. Sanford Biggers, Photo by Lexie Moreland. Andrea Marie Breiling, Photo by Cassie Hunter. Yoan Capote, Courtesy of the Artist. Allana Clarke, Photo by Jackie Furtado. Dominique Fung, Photo by Mary Kang. Charles McGee, Photo by Sal Rodriguez. Allie McGhee, Photo by Kate Gowman. Jason REVOK, Photo by Bre’Ann White. Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Courtesy of the Artist. Nari Ward, Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin.
 
Image Captions
El Anatsui, Delta, 2014. Found aluminum and copper wire. 111 x 115 inches.
Hernan Bas, The Day’s Catch, 2021. Six panel folding screen, acrylic and silver leaf on linen mounted in a birch-wood frame with fabric backing. 72 x 108 inches.
Installation views of Daniel Arsham, Turning Wrenches, Photos by PD Rearick.
Jammie Holmes, Blame The Man #2, 2021. Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas. 69 7/8h x 78 1/4w x 1 1/4d inches.⁠
 
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A Freebie that might interest #MotownWriters ‘ Network: An Authors Helping Authors Project

Tales2Inspire® “Authors Helping Authors” project. There are no fees involved and it’s both a great learning experience for talented newbies and an impressive branding opportunity for winners (those whose stories are selected for publication in the next Tales2Inspire® book).

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THERE’S ONLY ONE CATCH: Although the current theme is TURNING THE PAGE, the goal of Tales2Inspire® is to uplift/inspire its readers. I have already received a number of beautifully crafted stories that mostly address a crisis or obstacle in that author’s life, and that will not work.The stories must be uplifting/inspiring.
Finally and perhaps best of all, stories that pass through the first round of the competition get critique feedback from three other authors. Nothing to lose. Remember it’s FREE.
All details are carefully spelled out here, the “go-to” page to answer all questions. I’d also like to encourage interested members to download a Free Sampler of some Tales2Inspire® stories published in previous years to capture their flavor.
Thanks for sharing.
    Lois W. Stern

     Click for:  Free Tales2Inspire® samplerContest GuidelinesTales2Inspire® books

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#MotownWriters @Meetup Saturday July10th 10am on our Facebook Group [Virtual] You’re invited! Guest: Kimberly @BatchelorDavis: Author, Speaker, Podcaster & more

Our guest speaker would be Kimberberly BatchelorDavis

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About this author

Kimberly Batchelor Davis has been in love with books since she was a child. Who would’ve known that
God would bless her with the gift of writing; however he did, and she was reminded of that on September
11, 2001 after the devastating attacks on America. Kimberly’s desire to write was renewed. Kimberly
fervently believes that “We live by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7.) It reminds us to continue to
put our faith in God instead of ourselves. She realized that something was missing from her life; it was
writing. She says: “I had to have a purpose and it wasn’t just about making money, I had to give back
in some way—I just didn’t know how.” Since then, she has not looked back. She lives by this in creating
stories that have shared experiences and which inspire or cause people to think about situations in a
different way. Recently, she released two children’s books “Rose and the Enchanted Seven” and “Look,
Daddy! There’s a Bunny. Kimberly released “Escape to Paradise: Book 1, 2 and 3”, the exciting, fictional
romantic trilogy book series.


Kimberly is a contributing writer for Date Night Magazine and Pandem Magazine. She has been featured
on the Brand-New Mommy and the Bougie Black Girl blogs where she discusses her bout of depression,
motherhood and writing. She has published articles with Saved magazine and Mi Estilo, an online
Hispanic magazine. Kimberly speaks professionally on issues that she’s passionate about, which include
motherhood, literacy, community civic engagement and writing. Presently, she is the host of the Kim B.
Davis Show which is featured on YouTube.com, Apple, Spotify, Google, Stitcher and she is the Lifestyle
Editor for the Michael Van Tull Show and Community Highlights with Missionary Hattie Humphrey on
Detroit Praise Network and BlogTalk Radio. Kimberly has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science
from Wayne State University.

Website: www.KimBDavis.com

The link for books is https://www.kimbdavis.com/books-products or check out her Amazon store at https://amzn.to/3dX11FR

Subscribe to the The Kim B. Davis Show

Shows drop on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Her show is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, and Stitcher

Lifestyle Editor on The Michael Van Tull Show and Community Highlights with Missionary Hattie Humphrey

(Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

To contact Kimberly Batchelor Davis, BatchelorDavis Group, please visit www.kimbdavis.com, www.twitter.com/batchelordavis and
www.facebook.com/batchelordavis .

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Stay in Touch! 📧 Upcoming announcements at #MotownWriters 📚you’ll miss if you’re on the wrong mailing list.😢💜

Hello,

Feedburner a subscription service we used at Motown Writers Network is shutting down in July and we have to move 800 people there manually or organically.

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Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Ten-Minute #Playwriting Workshop Series starts July 2021 – Registration Now Open, All Welcome #michlit Metro #Detroit

MEDIA CONTACT: Patricia A. Ellis, 313-410-3417 | https://www.gpt.org/


Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Playwriting Workshops will teach the art of storytelling

Workshops prepare authors for the upcoming ten-minute play festival competition.

GROSSE POINTE, MI – All playwrights and those interested in becoming one are invited to participate in
Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Take Ten Playwriting Workshops, which will be held virtually July – October 2021,
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Registration for the workshop series is
now open. The cost for the four-workshop series is $25. However, the workshops are complimentary for
Grosse Pointe Theatre members, so all participants are welcome to become a GPT member. Membership
information is provided on the registration page. The workshops will teach skills in storytelling through
playwriting, specifically the ten-minute play format. This year’s playwriting theme is, “While You Were Out,”
similar to the message slips used in offices and the twists and turns that can happen communicating the
message. The virtual workshop format will make it easy for playwrights from around the state to participate.


By the end of the workshop series, participants should have a finished ten-minute play that they can submit
to Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Take Ten, Ten-Minute Play Festival competition. The competition is open to all
playwrights. The workshop series will be a worthwhile educational exercise for newcomers, as well as those
who have experience in playwriting. Play submissions to GPT’s playwriting competition will be accepted
through Dec. 31, 2021, and the winning submissions will be performed next spring.


Grosse Pointe Theatre’s ten-minute play festival, now in its eighth year, is the brainchild of longtime GPT
member Mary Lou Britton who has been leading this program as its executive producer since it began.


After assuming many technical and administrative responsibilities at GPT through the years, Britton honed-
in on her writing skills creating ten-minute plays. She has written several short plays since. Having spent her
career as an executive communicator and editor, and now playwright, Britton is excited to share her skills
and enthusiasm for playwriting with other playwrights and newcomers. Britton will team-teach the
workshops with Stella Woitulewicz, an actor and theatre buff who got hooked on comedy writing at Second
City Detroit. She has written and co-directed numerous short plays since.


“Playwriting has grown in popularity through the years and it’s exciting to see someone take a story idea
and create a plot, characters and a setting that audiences can relate too,” said Britton. “Playwriting opens
up another dimension to storytelling, connecting each character’s experiences in a believable and
entertaining way – in this case, all in ten minutes! We look forward to working with this year’s participants
and seeing their creative process develop into a finished ten-minute play.”


For more information on Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Take Ten Playwriting Workshops and Ten-Minute Play
Festival, visit http://www.gpt.org. Additional questions can be addressed by emailing playfestival@gpt.org or by
calling 586-779-8974.


About Grosse Pointe Theatre
Grosse Pointe Theatre, a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is honored to celebrate more
than 72 years of entertaining audiences in southeast Michigan – connecting, creating and inspiring
communities through theatre. For information on virtual and live performances, youth and educational
programs, membership and other ways to get involved or show support, visit http://www.gpt.org or call 313-881- All donations are tax deductible and appreciated.

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Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Ten-Minute #Playwriting Workshop Series starts July 2021 – Registration Now Open, All Welcome #michlit Metro #Detroit

MEDIA CONTACT: Patricia A. Ellis, 313-410-3417 | https://www.gpt.org/


Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Playwriting Workshops will teach the art of storytelling

Workshops prepare authors for the upcoming ten-minute play festival competition.

GROSSE POINTE, MI – All playwrights and those interested in becoming one are invited to participate in
Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Take Ten Playwriting Workshops, which will be held virtually July – October 2021,
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Registration for the workshop series is
now open. The cost for the four-workshop series is $25. However, the workshops are complimentary for
Grosse Pointe Theatre members, so all participants are welcome to become a GPT member. Membership
information is provided on the registration page. The workshops will teach skills in storytelling through
playwriting, specifically the ten-minute play format. This year’s playwriting theme is, “While You Were Out,”
similar to the message slips used in offices and the twists and turns that can happen communicating the
message. The virtual workshop format will make it easy for playwrights from around the state to participate.


By the end of the workshop series, participants should have a finished ten-minute play that they can submit
to Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Take Ten, Ten-Minute Play Festival competition. The competition is open to all
playwrights. The workshop series will be a worthwhile educational exercise for newcomers, as well as those
who have experience in playwriting. Play submissions to GPT’s playwriting competition will be accepted
through Dec. 31, 2021, and the winning submissions will be performed next spring.


Grosse Pointe Theatre’s ten-minute play festival, now in its eighth year, is the brainchild of longtime GPT
member Mary Lou Britton who has been leading this program as its executive producer since it began.


After assuming many technical and administrative responsibilities at GPT through the years, Britton honed-
in on her writing skills creating ten-minute plays. She has written several short plays since. Having spent her
career as an executive communicator and editor, and now playwright, Britton is excited to share her skills
and enthusiasm for playwriting with other playwrights and newcomers. Britton will team-teach the
workshops with Stella Woitulewicz, an actor and theatre buff who got hooked on comedy writing at Second
City Detroit. She has written and co-directed numerous short plays since.


“Playwriting has grown in popularity through the years and it’s exciting to see someone take a story idea
and create a plot, characters and a setting that audiences can relate too,” said Britton. “Playwriting opens
up another dimension to storytelling, connecting each character’s experiences in a believable and
entertaining way – in this case, all in ten minutes! We look forward to working with this year’s participants
and seeing their creative process develop into a finished ten-minute play.”


For more information on Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Take Ten Playwriting Workshops and Ten-Minute Play
Festival, visit http://www.gpt.org. Additional questions can be addressed by emailing playfestival@gpt.org or by
calling 586-779-8974.


About Grosse Pointe Theatre
Grosse Pointe Theatre, a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is honored to celebrate more
than 72 years of entertaining audiences in southeast Michigan – connecting, creating and inspiring
communities through theatre. For information on virtual and live performances, youth and educational
programs, membership and other ways to get involved or show support, visit http://www.gpt.org or call 313-881- All donations are tax deductible and appreciated.

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What’s your #MondayMorning literary Routine? #motownwriters

I call Mondays my get myself together time.

I check what I’m planning for the week on my literary calendar and see what I can do to get some things out of the way before that day is to happen and what more can I put on my calendar.

I even tell myself what I would like to accomplish in my writing world

✅✍🏽📝What about you?

✅✍🏽📝Do you have Monday morning routines when it comes to your literary planning?

I’d love to know

Let me know and visit my blog at MotownWriters.com

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#MotownWriters May Featured Author: @ConnorCoyne Grab #Urbantasm, Review, Support, Share #MichLit

Gritty YA Realism with a Dash of Mystery, Fantasy and 90’s Nostalgial #Urbantasm
See full interview at motownwriters.com/feature
Buy Book: https://amzn.to/3xneRcW

About book
Urbantasm is a magical teen noir serial novel inspired by the author’s experiences growing up in and around Flint, Michigan.

Thirteen-year-old John Bridge’s plans include hooking up with an eighth-grade girl and becoming one of the most popular kids at Radcliffe Junior High, but when he steals a pair of strange blue sunglasses from a homeless person, it drops him into the middle of a gang war overwhelming the once-great Rust Belt town of Akawe.

John doesn’t understand why the sunglasses are such a big deal, but everything, it seems, is on the table. Perhaps he accidentally offended the Chalks, a white supremacist gang trying to expand across the city. Maybe the feud involves his friend Selby, whose father died under mysterious circumstances. It could even have something to do with O-Sugar, a homegrown drug with the seeming ability to distort space. On the night before school began, a group of teenagers took O-Sugar and leapt to their deaths from an abandoned hospital.

John struggles to untangle these mysteries while adjusting to his new school, even as his parents confront looming unemployment and as his city fractures and burns.

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#MotownWriters Network Featured Author Conner Coyne

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Join my friend, @EmmaDhesi May 31st through June 4th for 📚💜 Start Your Story And Banish The Blank Page #Motownwriters

My friend, Emma Dhesi, is hosting a free 5 day challenge next week called Start Your Story And Banish The Blank Page. This challenge will simplify how to start your story, taking things one step at a time. She will show you how you can build a detailed and textured scene, one that will entice your reader to turn the page! Register today at www.emmadhesi.com/StartYourStory

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#fearlessmarketing for author’s summit: wsg @SylviaHubbard1: 6 steps to build your book business in only 30 days #bookmasterclass #authorinterview #syltips #motownwriters

click here to find out more information | https://www.fearlessmarketingforauthors.com/thesummit

If you were to suddenly lose your book empire or your business, what would you do in 30 days to become profitable again?

(And that is how the Fearless Marketing For Authors Summit was born!)  

Tamera Rasheed asked 30 speakers to answer that question and help authors to fast track their success over the next 30 days because authors are really afraid to market and promote their books…

What she found shocked me in the most incredible ways!

Read more..https://www.fearlessmarketingforauthors.com/thesummit   

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🌟 New Episode #32: Purposeful + Practical PR = Rockstar Publicity, with Yetunde Shorters w/@pamperry

Pam Perry PR
Podcast Episode 32
Do you know what you’ve been put on this planet to do, but you don’t know what to do next? Do you want to make a profit while standing tall in your purpose? Then you need to meet this week’s guest, Yetunde Shorters.

An award-winning international publicist, entrepreneur, and author, Yetunde Shorters has spent 20 years getting publicity features for musicians, artists, and solopreneurs all over the world.

Now she’s helping women entrepreneurs get crystal clear on their life’s purpose, and with that clarity, activate it for impact and income.

If you have knowledge and know-how and are tired of being a best-kept secret, then listen in and level up while Yetunde and I talk about: the childhood adventures that reveal our true purpose, a single question to uncover your target audience, proof that what you offer isn’t for everybody, why big engagement is worth more than a big following, what to do before launching your book, what personal branding is really about … and more!
Highlights From This Episode:

  • What the Revenge of the Nerds movie sparked young Yetunde to do
  • How she switched from pre-law to PR in just 30 seconds 😉
  • Not sure about your target audience? This one question will make it crystal clear…
  • Perfect Example: No one is a fit for everyone
  • How to expand your business and still stay focused
  • What is NLP?
  • Your publicist isn’t your therapist, buuuut…
  • Are you ready to be seen?
  • What personal branding is really about
  • Your mindset shift for reaching out to the media
  • How social media has warped our sense of timing
  • How long it really takes to build an engaged online community
  • Why follower engagement > number of followers
  • What to do before launching your book
Listen to This Episode
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Pam

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Join #MotownWriters @meetup 10am on our FB Group 5/8/21 – Saturday w/ Shar Halliburton #qdpllc @Sassy_Spartan96

facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

Has your introvert spirit kept you from being great?

Join us this Saturday at 10am in our Facebook group where you’ll get your worries soothe and your social media jumping.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Shar Halliburton, CEO of Queashar Detroit Publishing, LLC, MSU Spartan, Author, Insurance Agent, Notary and CMU Grad student determined to make my dreams my reality. #qdpllc

sharhalliburton.com

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.@stage32 presents How to Find and Choose the Right Screenwriting Manager for Your Career – on demand #webinar | #motownwriters

https://www.stage32.com/webinars/How-to-Find-and-Choose-the-Right-Screenwriting-Manager-for-Your-Career#about-instructor

If you’re an aspiring writer, a good literary manager is often a vital ingredient for your success and continuing career. They’re with you on every step of your journey. They give you notes on your projects, help you strategize and prioritize, keep you motivated, and get you in front of execs, producers, and other players to get that next job. It’s a crucial and ongoing relationship that can make or break your career. The manager/client relationship is an intimate and important one that should be based on trust and communication, as well as on personalities. Because of this, it’s worth taking the time to think about what kind of working relationship you want to have with your rep.
Register now | Find out about instructor | Click here

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