Event: The 13th Annual Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 11-14, 2018) | #michlit #motownwriters #michigan |

Interlochen Writers Retreat

The 13th Annual Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 11-14, 2018) offers a choice of four courses, each grounded in different craft concepts, across genres, with an emphasis on generating new work, and appealing to advanced and beginning writers alike. Spend four days studying the craft concept of your choice —content, character, image, narrative— and write new material across an array of genres, or apply new knowledge to your existing drafts as you gain skills in class and write independently during “off” hours. Attend provocative presentations by the faculty, as well as faculty and participant readings. Enjoy lakeside lunches and spontaneous conversations around campus while making connections in the literary world that will last for years to come.

2018 Writers Retreat Course Descriptions: Click Here!

Faculty:
(Extra)ordinary Content: Patricia Ann McNair
Character Development: Eric Charles May
Image Across Genres: Brittany Cavallaro
Building Narratives: Desiree Cooper
Artistic Director: Katey Schultz
Writer-in-Residence: Anne-Marie Ooman
Writer-in-Residence: Mardi Jo Link

 

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.@TCWritersSeries Presents an Evening w/Richard Russo Fri,June 8 @ 7PM City Opera House, Traverse City

NWS Presents an Evening with Richard Russo 
Friday, June 8 @  7 PM
City Opera House, Traverse City

RICHARD RUSSO, AUTHOR OF EMPIRE FALLS AND NOBODY’S FOOL, COMES TO NWS!

After writing a dozen works of fiction, Russo offers up wise and personal pieces in his very first collection of personal essays.

In The Destiny Thief, Russo’s writing ranges from the oddly placed toilet to the harrowing journey he took with a good friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery. The essays expand our understanding of Richard Russo not only as a hugely talented storyteller but as a person who is both warm and funny.

Doors open at 6 pm with live music, cash bar, and Morsels.

Click here for tickets and additional info.

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Character Counters – a one day writers workshop #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters June16th Metro #Detroit via @RichGoteri

This workshop will absolutely help ALL writers. Come learn a ton of things, have breakfast with us and HAVE FUN! More info https://www.gotericreativearts.com/screenwriting.html

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Michigan Writers Cooperative Press  Chapbook Release Reception June10th | Call for Volunteers

Michigan Writers Cooperative Press
Chapbook Release 
Reception 

Sunday, June 10 @ 7 PM
The Writing House at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Please join us for a reading and reception celebrating the work of this year’s Michigan Writers Cooperative Press chapbook contest winners.

Poet Margaret Fedder, author of Angel Rides a Bike, and Kathleen Pfeiffer, author of Ink: A Memoir will read from their new books.

Margaret’s book is available for purchase here.

Kathleen’s book is available for purchase here.

Seeking Chapbook Launch Team Members

This year, MW Coop Press is doing something a little different to help support the release of our chapbook winners’ books and we would you like to be part of the team helping to make their books a success. Would you like to help?

Michigan Writers is helping our first-time authors to organize book launch teams, which are composed of committed readers and fans that help promote and bring these new books into the world. If you wish to help, you’ll have the chance to read the books before launch, post reviews, talk about the books on social media, promote reading events and, above all, work directly with the writers of books you love.

Our winning books are a short memoir (Kathleen Pfeiffer’s INK) and a collection of poetry (Margaret Fedder’s Angel Rides a Bike). We invite and encourage you to read one or both and, if you are like (or love!) the book(s), to become a part of one or both book launch teams, which are organized in invitation-only groups on Facebook.

To begin, contact Daniel Stewart at daniel@michwriters.org. Be sure to send both your name and an email address and/or a phone number that you’re using on Facebook (so he can send you an invitation to join the private group). If, after reading the book(s), you are a fan and would like to be an advocate, you’ll become a part of the team.

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Watch “Plan To Achieve Your Creative Goals with Joanna Penn” on YouTube

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#MotownWriters Movies vs plays from the production standpoint [video] via @janayablack #blacksmithEnterprises

 

Movies vs plays from the production standpoint

BIO

Janaya Black is a woman who thrives in the capacity of wearing many hats. A passionate writer at heart, from the silver screen to the stage she seamlessly blends her creative drive and aspirations into the many other facets that make up her impressive resume.

Janaya serves as president/CEO of Black-Smith Enterprises, an entertainment infrastructure created to house all of her creative projects.

In 2004, Janaya wrote and published her first fiction novel The Breaking Point, followed by her second release in November of 2006, As Told by the Other Woman, and the third and final instalment of the “Prison Chronicles” series Beautiful Rage: The Break of Dawn in 2008.

With the release of her first book followed the spark that ignited her love for the art of independent filmmaking. After teaming with her husband Rockey Black to create a trailer for The Breaking Point, she then went on to write, direct and produce several short film projects and released her first feature-length film, Till Death…Do Us Part, to DVD in 2009. In subsequent years, she went on to complete a plethora of other stage and film productions that include The Breaking Point, Idol, I Am My Sister’s Keeper, Why Do Men Cheat and Loud Pack, and most recently Warrior Pride, which is scheduled to be released in 2018.

Janaya is the proud mother of two beautiful children, a community advocate and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports and reading.

For more information about Janaya Black, please visit www.black-smithenterprises.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @janayablack.

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Meet The Lake Michigan MermaidSUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018, 2 – 3PM via @BookbugKzoo

Meet The Lake Michigan Mermaid

What better way to begin Michigan summer than by celebrating a beautiful tale of the friendship between a young girl and the mermaid of Lake Michigan. Join us as we welcome Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen in celebration of their book, THE LAKE MICHIGAN MERMAID.

The Lake Michigan Mermaid is a new tale that feels familiar. The breeze off the lake, the sand underfoot, the supreme sadness of being young and not in control—these sensations come rushing back page by page, bringing to life an ancient myth of coming of age in a troubled world. Freed from the minds of Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen, the Lake Michigan mermaid serves as a voice of reason for when we’re caught in the riptide. The Lake Michigan Mermaid offers a tender tale of friendship, redemption, and the life-giving power of water. As it explores family relationships and generational bonds, this book is an unforgettable experience that aims to connect readers of all ages.

Linda Nemec Foster is the founder of the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College. She is also the author of nine collections of poetry including Amber Necklace from Gdansk, Talking Diamonds, Listen to the Landscape, and Living in the Fire Nest. Foster was selected to be the first poet laureate of Grand Rapids, MI from 200 to 2005.

Anne-Marie Oomen is author of Love, Sex and 4-H (Next Generation Indie Award for Memoir), House of Fields and Pulling Down the Barn (both Michigan Notable Books) and Uncoded Woman (poetry), among others. She teaches at Solstice MFA at Pine Manor College (MA), Interlochen’s College of Creative Arts (MI), and at conferences throughout the country.

Book(s) Being Signed The Lake Michigan Mermaid
Author’s Name(s) Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen
Sponsored / Hosted by Bookbug
Event Location Bookbug – Kalamazoo #3019
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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#MotownWriters: Promoting Summer Reading in the Library #literacy #michigan

Promoting Summer Reading in the Library

Summer as a catalyst to building a culture of reading  

It’s the time of year when school librarians are planning summer reading activities for their students. I work in an IB library but it is just like working in any school library. You really need to take your community into consideration and decide what you are flexible on.

  • Can all your students easily get to their public library?
  • Do your students travel during the summer?
  • Are there any school expectations for reading over the summer?
  • How do you celebrate summer reading?

Here are some ideas to promote summer reading. 

read more here: https://www.follettcommunity.com/klaudiajanek-may2018-summer-reading

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3 Types of Book Reviews You Can Write and How to Write Them — Author Toolbox

A book review — your opinion about a book based on evidence from it. We’ve seen them on Amazon and Goodreads. We may have even read a few… but are we writing them, too?

Wait? Writing a book review? I can’t do that. I don’t know how to do that… Please don’t ask me! Please!

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But you can! I promise. (If you want to, that is…) All you need is a little bit of time and a book… I’ll take you through the “Why,” the “What,” and the “How” of writing a review.

Why should I?

Before we get into the how, let’s discuss the why. Why should I write a book review? Why does it matter if I write a review? Why do authors care about reviews? Why do readers care about reviews?

READ MORE https://jjburry.com/2018/03/21/book-reviews-author-toolbox/

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Watch “How To Get Your Book Into Schools And Double Your Income With Volume Sales With Dave Hendrickson” on YouTube

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Cute Reading  DIY Knife Holder #BookLove #motownwriters

For readers, we love our books and when we see books being used to make a space beautiful, we love books even more.

I found this great idea from Diply

 DIY Knife Holder

Jennifer of Town & Country Living was inspired by weekend visits to flea markets when she made this adorable knife holder. The next time you’re at a market or thrift shop, grab some old books and whip up one of these cuties for your kitchen counter.

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This Weekend, at Source Booksellers – May 26, 2018 #Detroit #IndieBooks #MichiganWriters #motownwriters #michlit via @sourcebksellers

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Saturday, May 26

10 a.m.

Chair Yoga w/Gail

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.

This class is free and open to the public but we do encourage a love offering for our generous instructor who donates her time.

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REMINDER!

Monday, May 28

In honor of Memorial Day, Source Booksellers will be closed. We’ll reopen at 11 a.m. on May 29.

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Come in for your copy of the New York Times Sunday Edition!

Call us to reserve your copy at (313) 832-1155 or email to sourcebooksellers@gmail.com.

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We’re Open Seven Days a Week!
(Except select holidays as noted)

Mon.-Sat. 11a-7p

Sun. 12-5p

All year long remember to…

See you soon!

Sincerely,

The Source Booksellers Team

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Source Booksellers | 4240 Cass Ave., Ste. 105 ~ Detroit, MI 48201 | (313) 832-1155 | Email | www.sourcebooksellers.com
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Event: The 13th Annual Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 11-14, 2018) | #michlit #motownwriters #michigan |

Interlochen Writers Retreat

The 13th Annual Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 11-14, 2018) offers a choice of four courses, each grounded in different craft concepts, across genres, with an emphasis on generating new work, and appealing to advanced and beginning writers alike. Spend four days studying the craft concept of your choice —content, character, image, narrative— and write new material across an array of genres, or apply new knowledge to your existing drafts as you gain skills in class and write independently during “off” hours. Attend provocative presentations by the faculty, as well as faculty and participant readings. Enjoy lakeside lunches and spontaneous conversations around campus while making connections in the literary world that will last for years to come.

2018 Writers Retreat Course Descriptions: Click Here!

Faculty:
(Extra)ordinary Content: Patricia Ann McNair
Character Development: Eric Charles May
Image Across Genres: Brittany Cavallaro
Building Narratives: Desiree Cooper
Artistic Director: Katey Schultz
Writer-in-Residence: Anne-Marie Ooman
Writer-in-Residence: Mardi Jo Link

 

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#Detroit Public Library Spring Author Series: @CharlieLeDuff via @detroitlibrary – Main #michiganwriter #motownwriters #michlit

RSVP NOW 

DESCRIPTION

Sh*tshow! The Country’s Collapsing and the Ratings Are Great”
A daring, firsthand, and an utterly-unscripted account of the crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy’s ranch to Donald Trump’s unstoppable campaign for President–at every turn, Pulitzer-prize winner and bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff was there.
Charlie LeDuff is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, formerly at the New York Times, the Detroit News, and Detroit’s Fox 2 News. He was one of several reporters who worked on The New York Times series “How Race Is Lived in America,” which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. LeDuff has covered the war in Iraq, crossed the border with Mexican migrants, and chronicled a Brooklyn firehouse in the aftermath of 9/11. The author of DetroitUS Guys, and Work and Other Sins, he lives near Detroit.
An audience Q & A session and book signing will take place following the presentation.
Parking is available in our staff parking lot on Putnam St. Entrance to the library is through either the Woodward or Cass Avenue doors. Accessible parking is available in the circle drive on Cass Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP NOW 

DATE AND TIME

Wed, May 30, 2018

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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LOCATION

Detroit Public Library- Main

5201 Woodward Avenue

Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium

Detroit, MI 48202

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Sh*tshow!: The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great by [LeDuff, Charlie]
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#MotownWriters: Coming in August: Second Time Sweeter: A Blessings Novel by Bestselling Michigan Author Beverly Jenkins @authormsbev

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Second Time Sweeter: A Blessings Novel

by Beverly Jenkins  (Author)

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NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins continues her beloved Blessings series with a new heartwarming novel set in Henry Adams, Kansas.

Malachi “Mal” July has run into trouble in the past. With a reputation as a player, he’s now a recovering alcoholic and has made progress in redeeming himself in the eyes of his family and the citizens of Henry Adams, Kansas. He’s not only turned his diner into a profitable business, but also mentors the town’s foster kids. And he’s even staying true to one woman—Bernadine Brown.

But all it takes is a moment of pride to blind Mal to his blessings—a moment that makes him betray his friends and family, and lose Bernadine’s trust and love. Will he ever be able to win her forgiveness?

Meanwhile Homecoming Weekend is fast approaching, and store owner Gary Clark is reunited with his high school sweetheart. All it takes is a few minutes for them to realize the spark is still there, but is it too late for second chances?

A little help from the good people of Henry Adams may give both Mal and Gary the best second chance at the happiness they missed the first time around…

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