#MotownWriters: Call for poets – Christmas event looking for poets to read #MichLit Dec3rd

An event is looking for poets who would like to read during this wonderful event. Time slot is from 3 to 4pm. please contact Alan Harris Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/314967835575511
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#MichLit Event: Women who Write Author Showcase hosted at Aquinas College on November 18! via @ebonyroadgr #Motownwriters

Come see visit with authors and publishers at the Women who Write Author Showcase hosted at Aquinas College on November 18! There will also be some top-notch session with renowned speakers.

If you’re an author, publisher, editor, or bookseller, and want to participate in the event, there are still vendor tables available. Contact Linda at hasunetwork@gmail.com.

Registration information:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-women-who-write-author-showcase-registration-38712595415

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#Motownwriters: What is your biggest marketing fear this month? What marketing challenges have you overcome?

Take your fears to the next level and use them to gain more book sales and achieve more literary goals!


Comment now about your book fears this month or leave your marketing challenges you’ve overcome to teach others!

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#MotownWriters @Meetup – Canceled due to holiday! Library will be closed! Sorry! But this afternoon…

DUE TO THE HOLIDAY AND THE LIBRARY BEING CLOSED, we won’t be having a meetup today at 10 am.
I’m so sorry for any inconvenience and poor planning on my part. Usually, we go across the street, but I’ve been a little overwhelmed and really forgot about this holiday.
Please forgive me deeply, but if you would like to join me THIS AFTERNOON at the Sisters In Crime Workshop I’ll be conducting at 2 pm that would be just as perfect.
There is a small charge of $10, but trust me you won’t be sorry. There will be resources and networking, so I really invite you to come!


Sat, November 11, 2017

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST


The CoopExchange

25900 Greenfield Road

Suite 326

Oak Park, Michigan

I hope to see you there and please look forward to messages about our December meeting which we are definitely having!!

Your founder and author,
Sylvia Hubbard

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Metro Detroit Libraries Listings

List of libraries in the Metro Detroit area. If there are any missing please add only those too comments. If you would like other information, please contact us. An ultimate list of all libraries in Michigan can be found here:


Ann Arbor District Library:

  • Downtown: 343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
  • Malletts Creek: 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
  • Traverwood: 3333 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • West Branch: 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • Pittsfield: 2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Auburn Hills Public Library:

  • 3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326

Birmingham, Baldwin Public Library:

  • 300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009

Canton Public Library:

  • 1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188

Clinton Macomb Public Library:

  • Main Branch: 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Twp., MI 48038
  • South Branch: 35679 South Gratiot, Clinton Twp., MI 48035
  • North Branch: 16800 24 Mile, Macomb Twp., MI 48042

Dearborn Public Library:

  • Henry Ford Centennial Library: 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
  • Bryant Branch: 22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
  • Esper Branch: 12929 West Warren, Dearborn, MI 48126

Detroit Public Library:

  • Main: 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
  • 22 Other locations to serve you!
  • Detroit Detroit Public Library – Bowen 3648 West Vernor Highway 48216 (313) 481-1540
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Campbell 8733 W. Vernor 48209 (313) 481-1550
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chandler Park 12800 Harper Avenue 48213 (313) 481-1560
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chaney 16101 Grand River Avenue 48227 (313) 481-1570
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chase 17731 West Seven Mile Road 48235 (313) 481-1580
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Conely 4600 Martin Street 48210 (313) 481-1590
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Douglass Branch For Specialized Services 3666 Grand River Avenue 48208 (313) 481-1700
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Duffield 2507 West Grand Boulevard 48208 (313) 481-1710
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Edison 18400 Joy Road 48228
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Elmwood Park 550 Chene Street 48207 (313) 481-1732
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Franklin 13651 East Mcnichols Road 48205 (313) 481-1740
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Hubbard 12929 West Mcnichols Road 48235 (313) 481-1750
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Jefferson 12350 East Outer Drive 48224 (313) 481-1760
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Knapp 13330 Conant Street 48212 (313) 481-1770
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Mark Twain Annex 4741 Iroquis Street 48214 (313) 481-1790
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Montieth 14100 Kercheval Street 48215 (313) 481-1800
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Municipal Reference Library 5201 Woodward Avenue 48202 (313) 833-1440
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – National Automotive History Collection 121 Gratiot 48226 (313) 481-1862
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Parkman 1766 Oakman Boulevard 48238 (313) 481-1810
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Redford 21200 Grand River 48219 (313) 481-1820
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Sherwood Forest 7117 West Seven Mile Road 48221 (313) 481-1840
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Skillman 121 Gratiot Avenue 48226 (313) 481-1850


Eastpointe Eastpointe Memorial Library 15875 Oak Avenue 48021 (586) 445-5096

Ferndale Library:

  • 222 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220

Farmington Community Library:

  • Main Branch: 32737 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334
  • Farmington Branch:  23500 Liberty St., Farmington, MI 48335

Flint Public Library:

  • 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503, (810) 232-7111
  • Flint Beecher Vera B. Rison Library 1386 West Coldwater Road (810) 789-2800
    Flint Cody Branch Library 3519 Fenton Road (810) 238-5822
    Flint Flint Township-Mccarty Library 2071 South Graham Road (810) 732-9150
    Flint Genesee District Library 48504 (810) 732-5570
    Flint Genesee Valley Demonstration Location 3517 South Linden Road (810) 732-1822
    Flint North Flint Library 5005 Cloverlawn Drive (810) 785-9879
    Flint West Flint Library 3601 Beecher Road (810) 238-3637


Garden City Garden City Public Library 31735 Maplewood Street 48135 (734) 793-1830

Grosse Pointe Public Library:

  • Central (Farms): 10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, (313) 343-2074
  • Ewald: 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
  • Woods: 20680 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, (313) 343-2072
Grosse Pointe Park Grosse Pointe Park Public Library 15430 Kercheval Street (313) 343-2071
Hamtramck Hamtramck Public Library 2360 Caniff Avenue 48212 (313) 365-7050
Harper Woods Harper Woods Public Library 19601 Harper Avenue 48225 (313) 343-2575
Hazel Park Hazel Park Memorial Library 123 East Nine Mile Road 48030 (248) 546-4095

Independence Township Library:

  • 6495 Clarkson Td., Clarkston, MI 48346

Lapeer District Library:

  • 201 Village West Dr. S., Lapeer, MI 48446
  • Lapeer Elba Branch Library 5508 Davison Road (810) 653-7200
    Lapeer Marguerite De Angeli Branch Library 921 West Nepessing Street (810) 664-697
  • 4 other Locations to Serve you!

Livonia Public Library:

  • Civic Center Library: 32777 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154
  • Carl Sandberg Library: 30100 Seven Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152
  • Alfred Noble Library: 32901 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150
  • Vest Pocket Library: 33000 Civic Center Dr., Livonia, MI 48154

Lyon Township Public Library:

  • 27005 Milford Rd., Couth Lyon, MI 48178

Mount Clemens Public Library:

  • 150 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Novi Library:

  • 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375

Orion Township Public Library:

  • 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362

Oxford Public Library:

  • 530 Pontiac St., Oxford, MI 48371

Plymouth District Library:

  • 223 South Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170

Pontiac Public Library:

  • 60 E. Pike St., Pontiac, MI  48342
Redford Redford Township District Library 25320 West Six Mile Road 48240 (313) 531-5960
River Rouge River Rouge Public Library 221 Burke Street (313) 843-2040

Rochester Hills Public Library:

  • 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307

Romeo District Library:

  • Graubner: 65821 Van Dyke Rd., Washington, MI  48095
  • Kezar Library: 107 Church St., Romeo, MI 48065
Romulus Romulus Public Library 11121 Wayne Road (734) 942-7589

Royal Oak Public Library:

  • 222 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067

Shelby Township Library:

  • 51680 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp, MI 48316

Southfield Public Library:

  • 26300 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, MI 48076

Springfield Township Library:

  • 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350

Sterling Heights Library:

  • 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Troy Public Library:

  • 510 W. Big Beaver Troy, MI 48084

Warren Public Library:

  • Civic Center Library: 1 City Sq. Ste. 100, warren, MI 48093
  • Arthur Miller Branch: 5460 Arden, Suite 303, Warren, MI 48092
  • Maybelle Burnette Branch Library22005 Van Dyke, Warren, MI 48089

Waterford Township Public Library:

  • 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan 48329

West Bloomfield Township Public Library:

  • Main Branch: 4600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
  • Westacres Branch: 7321 Commerce Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324

Westland, William P. Faust Public Library:

  • 6123 Central City Pkwy, Westland, MI 48185

Wyandotte, Bacon Memorial Library:

  • 45 Vinewood St., Wyandotte, MI 48192


You can also support Free Little Libraries around various citys. Check out Detroit here. http://detroitlittlelibraries.org/


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What is your literary challenge for the month? #marketing #writing #reading #publishing


I’m always available to answer questions for you because it may be the questions millions of other authors are trying to get answers and the answer we come up with could help not only you, but others as well.

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#Motownwriters: Free at the time of post | @Amazon #Kindle #FATOP

It’s 11/8/17 and these books are available free at the time of post. If you know more, please add to the comment. Thanks



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Don’t Know How to Market Your Book? Start in Your Own Backyard

The No. 1 question I receive from writers is “How do I get published?” The most common question after that is: “How do I market my book?”

That first question is far more straightforward to answer, and an easier task for most people. Getting a book published remains a fairly consistent process regardless of who you are, where you live, how much money you have, or what type of book you’ve written.

Marketing, on the other hand, has an incredible number of variables that depend on knowing your reader (your target market) and what resources you have to reach them.

read more: https://www.janefriedman.com/market-your-book-by-going-local/

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#MotownWriters: Book Signing Celebration with Tiffany Elder @AKingdompreneur NOV 17

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Fri, November 17, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

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My Great Room

4305 West 13 Mile Road

Royal Oak, MI 48073

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Author’s Note: 

My new book entitled “Decree” has been a blessing to many people and on November 17, 2017, you too will be able to come out and be inspired and empowered as we come together for a great time!! There will be live music, inspirational moments and testimonies on the impact “Decree” has had on some of its readers. I pray that you will join me for this epic event. RSVP is appreciated and requested by November 7, 2017.



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#MotownWriters : How to Keep Track of All Your Novel’s Details

Please welcome Jim Dempsey back to Writer Unboxed today! Jim is a professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and works as a book editor at a company called Novel Gazing. In his own words, Jim tells us that:

‘I’ve been editing for a little more than 20 years, gradually making the shift from nonfiction to fiction, which is where my heart really lies. After a few years, I was so busy editing novels that it made sense to pool resources with another two editing friends, and together we set up our own company called Novel Gazing. That was in 2012, and although I have continued with a few nonfiction clients, I spend most of my time editing fiction for publishers and self-publishing authors. I enjoy the challenge of fiction, making sure all the pieces fit together to make a perfect whole.’

You can learn more about Jim and his services on his company website, and by following him on Twitter (@jimdempsey and @novel_gazing).

How to Keep Track of All Your Novel’s Details

read more: http://writerunboxed.com/2017/10/13/how-to-keep-track-of-all-your-novels-details/

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The 2018 Michigan Writing Workshop: April 14, 2018

The 2018 Michigan Writing Workshop

Screen Shot 2016-12-25 at 10.34.26 PM.pngAfter successful 2015 and 2017 events in Michigan, Writing Day Workshops is excited to announce The 2018 Michigan Writing Workshop — a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event in Livonia, MI on April 14, 2018.

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 (200 total). All questions about the event regarding schedule, details and registration are answered below. Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Michigan Writing Workshop!


This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton 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…

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#MotownWriters: Locally Grown Book Marketing for Indie Authors


Book marketing to national media has becomes increasingly competitive. We’ve seen a dramatic increase in how effectively indie authors have been able to leverage their communities and local media.

Don’t get caught up in Amazon ranking and social media schedules.

As an indie author, part of your focus should be local.  Build your brand. Reach new readers. Nurture relationships with super fans that will support you for the long haul.

Establish yourself as a must-follow local indie author if you live in a vibrant, civic-minded part of the country.  Incorporate this into your long-term book marketing plan.

read more: https://www.amarketingexpert.com/book-marketing-locally-grown/

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

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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. Visit http://ckbrooke.com/editing/ to learn more.

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