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MWN Blog Archive #MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup w/Kevin Wayne Johnson Inspiring Us To Tell our Stories @Writing4theLord Oct8th RSVP #Detroit

Saturday, October 8, 201610:00 AM Detroit Library – Main5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI (edit map) 3rd flr Literary Arts Room (Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.) See ya Sat and please bring a donation to help us out.About the speaker: Because, he says, “God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things,” Pastor Kevin Wayne Johnson has taken up the task of developing individual and organizational operating excellence as his life’s ministry. He coaches in order to coax audiences to live out their gifts, and in the words of his national best-selling book series, to then “Give God the Glory!” This book series has earned the former radio and television host some 19 literary awards. Gayle King, an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine praised his work, writing to him that “Your book, Kevin, touched me.”Pastor Johnson provides organizations and the people who work within them with the tools to forge effective personal and interpersonal communication. He delivers training on the elements of dynamic relationships, to equip teams with the attitudes and attributes needed to develop individuals into leaders. An Independent certified coach, teacher and speaker with the nationally recognized John Maxwell Team, Pastor Johnson leads learning experiences that are tailored to meet the specific needs of the audience, to help maximize efficiency, growth, awareness and effectiveness. He is also dedicated to assisting authors in making their publishing dreams come true. He’s addressed and led workshops at major events including: the annual Harlem Book Fair, where he moderated a panel discussion on C-SPAN; Book Expo America at the Los Angeles Convention Center; the Capital Book Fest in the Washington D.C. metro area; and the Word Power International Book Fair in London, England. In addition he’s presented sessions before major Christian writers and publishers groups, as well as before national Christian leadership development conventions. http://www.KevinWayneJohnson.comRSVP now and then share this with other writers! All are welcome! Also bring your literary challenges, new books to announce and successes! Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect! RSVP NOW! http://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork/events/233772186/


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What Will Happen To Ex-B&N Stores After the Company is Gone? #repost


What with Barnes & Noble CEO Len Riggio apparently determined to run the retailer into the ground, now is as good of a time as any to start brainstorming ideas for what can be done with the soon to be closed B&N stores.
http://the-digital-reader.com/2016/09/09/will-happen-ex-bn-stores-company-gone/

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MWN Blog Archive 2016 9th Annual Rochester Writers’ Fall Conference Oct8th! REGISTER NOW! #michlit #MotownLit @talktravel

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Fall Writers’ Conference Opens Registration
The Ninth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference has opened registration. Early Bird Sign-Ups are available for 30 days. The one-day event takes place at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Fiction and Non-Fiction workshops, panels, and lectures run9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a keynote speaker, lunch, and all day refreshments included. Winners of the current contest will get a chance to read their winning entry at the conference.
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MWN Blog Archive 9/09/2016 12:37:00 PM

#MotownWriters @Meetup @DetroitLibrary 10am 9/10 wsg @LaTanyaOrr, Brand Strategy

  • Saturday, September 10, 2016

    10:00 AM

  • Detroit Library – Main

    5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI (edit map)

  • Explorer’s Room
  • (Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.)

    PLEASE NOTE LIBRARY LOCATION CHANGE. THANK YOU!

    #MotownWriters @Meetup @DetroitLibrary Explorer’s Room 10am Sept 10th wsg LaTanya Orr, Brand Strategist

    ABOUT PRESENTER

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    LaTanya Orr | Brand Strategist, founder & CEO of Selah Branding & Design LLC, author, Strike A Pose: 7 Red Carpet Strategies Every Entrepreneurial Woman Must Have to Position Her Brand with Style and on Purpose; founder of “Brand on FLEEK™” coaching for brand conscious entrepreneurs.

    ABOUT PRESENTATION:

    Session title: Brand on FLEEK™

    Fearlessly Leveraging and Engaging Your Extraordinary for Knock-out results!
    Using her book “Strike A Pose: 7 Red Carpet Strategies Every Entrepreneurial Woman Must Have to Position Her Brand with Style and on Purpose,” LaTanya will share seven ON FLEEK actionable steps to position your business brand for destiny breakthroughs and growth so that you shine and succeed in the marketplace. www.strikeapose-thebook.net

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    GET YOUR COPY OF THIS BOOK AND CHECK OUT THE PRESENTER’S WEBSITE AT: www.strikeapose-thebook.net

    Would you like to share this message on your social? Copy and paste the status message out. Thank you.

    #MotownWriters @Meetup @DetroitLibrary 10am Sat, 9/10 wsg @LaTanyaOrr, Brand Strategist

    http://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork/events/233367658/

    See ya Sat and please bring a donation to help us out.

    Also bring your literary challenges, new books to announce and achievements.

  • Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect!

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MWN Blog Archive Library of Michigan Weekly Digest Bulletin

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Library of Michigan announces a new LSTA Grant Program
08/29/2016
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Library of Michigan announces a new LSTA Grant Program

Karren ReishThe Library of Michigan is pleased to announce a new Library Services & Technology Act grant program. The grant program is designed to provide Michigan libraries with the opportunity to develop innovative programs or services that have the potential to develop into sustainable regional or statewide programs, and include strong partnerships between libraries, and/or community groups or agencies.

Applicants may propose a library program or service in any content area appropriate for library services, such as:

· To develop an innovative service or program to meet a newly identified community need;

· To meet the increased community demand for a service or resource;

· To improve or develop new services to target populations, such as people from diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; individuals with disabilities; and individuals with limited functional literacy, limited English proficiency or limited information literacy skills.

The grant program is competitive. The grant period will be from one to three years and funding will be for $50,000 to $225,000 per year up to a possible total of $500,000 over three years. Applications will be reviewed by the Library of Michigan staff and the LSTA Advisory Council as peer reviewers. No more than ONE to THREE grants will be approved.

Eligible applicants include Michigan public, academic, school and special libraries as well as non-profit statewide organizations that serve Michigan libraries. Detailed information on the grant program, including the program timeline, applicant eligibility, and the application, is available atwww.michigan.gov/lsta.

Contact Karren Reish at reishk with questions on the program.

School Libraries 21st Century – New Libraries for the New School Year
08/29/2016
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School Libraries 21st Century – New Libraries for the New School Year

Karren ReishCongratulations to two new libraries for achieving SL 21 status in the Library of Michigan School Libraries 21st Century benchmarks program. We currently have 130 certified school libraries in the state. We are pleased to highlight Denise Moll and Anne Brainard’s great work! For more information on the program and how they can be used in your district or building, go to www.michigan.gov/sl21.

New SL 21 Libraries

Exemplary Status

  • West Hills Middle School Media Center, West Hills Middle School, Bloomfield Hills Schools

– Denise Moll, Media Specialist

  • Mona Shores High School Library Media Center, Mona Shores High School, Mona Shores Public Schools

– Anne Brainard, Library Media Specialist

Library of Michigan MeL Surveys – Please respond soon!
08/30/2016
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Library of Michigan MeL Surveys – Please respond soon!

Karren ReishPlease join in the great response we are getting. The survey deadline is Sept. 8th so we need your feedback soon!
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Bring Social Media & Ebooks to Your Event in 2016 & 2017 #motownlit

speakingGenericBy 2020, the independent book industry is due to make billions.

In a few years, mobile technology is due to make billions for small businesses.

Did you know at least 70% of new customers find products and services through their mobile devices?

Yet to understand how to make this money, businesses & authors need to learn the technology.

In one to two hours, Social Media, Publishing & Internet Marketing Empowerment Coach, Sylvia Hubbard can give your participants a deeper understanding, power and passion to bring their business, products and services to the emerging Web 3.0.

Get Your Questions Answered:

  • How will technology affect my business?
  • How can I set up online without breaking the bank?
  • How can the e-book technology profit me when I’m not an author?
  • What is Social Media and how can I use it to generate more customers to buy my product, service or book?

Other Workshops Available

  • Time Management & Social Media
  • After the Book Marketing in the 21st Century
  • How to Make Time Being a Good Mother & Running a Business
  • Publishing A Book in the 21st Century

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What is Your Michigan Amazon Author Page? Help #MotownWriters build a database #MichLit

We love authors and we want you to share your amazon author page in the comments

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So click this link and add your page to the comments.

Criteria:

  1. Must be a Michigan Author!
  2. Must be to an Amazon Author page and NOT your book page.

Thank you!

CLICK HERE NOW TO ADD YOUR PAGE

http://motownwriters.com/amazonauthorpage

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MWN Blog Archive What is yr 30 Day Lit Challenge & Success? #MotownWriters @Meetup Reminder every 2nd Sat @DetroitLibrary

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Every month we ask this of our participants when we meet. I find this helps give us direction, a goal, a place marker to show we’ve progress. Whether you’re a reader or writer, you can answer this question and we’d like you hear your answer.

Baby steps count too.

bookDetroit-728384.jpgI hope to see you at our meetings one day. Motown Writers meet every 2nd Saturday usually at the Detroit main library on the 3rd floor.

Sign up for updates at http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork.

Also subscribe to our website for other literary news, events and more at: http://motownwriters.com

If you’d like to be a speaker, please contact us at: http://kontactr.com/user/sylviahubbard1

If you didn’t attend last meeting or you’re a reader, tell us now, what is your last 30 day literary challenge and success?


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Indie Author Marketing Guide: Facebook

For indie authors, Facebook is one of the best ways to reach your audience. As of April 2016, Facebook has 1.65 billion monthly active users and 1.09 billion people logging in daily, according to Zephoria.

With that in mind, it’s probably safe to say that if you’re reading this, you are at least familiar with Facebook.

http://www.digitalpubbing.com/indie-author-marketing-guide-facebook/

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2016 Rochester Writers’ Fall Conference Opens Early Registration for ONLY 30 DAYS! REGISTER NOW!

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Summer Writing Contest Deadline is August 31
The Rochester Writers’ Summer Writing Contest is NOW accepting submissions. Low Entry Fee – Cash Prizes – Four Categories

Fall Writers’ Conference Opens Registration

The Ninth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference has opened registration. Early Bird Sign-Ups are available for 30 days. The one-day event takes place at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Fiction and Non-Fiction workshops, panels, and lectures run9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a keynote speaker, lunch, and all day refreshments included. Winners of the current contest will get a chance to read their winning entry at the conference.

Anyone who registers in the next five days will be entered to win a family-four-pack of Michigan Renaissance Festival tickets (good any day of the festival).

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MWN Blog Archive Library of #Michigan Weekly Digest Bulletin #mittenlit #michlit #motownwriters

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School Library program standards and guidelines
08/15/2016
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School Library program standards and guidelines

Karren Reish With the new school year coming up, you may be looking for ways to improve your school libraries and find curriculum resources. You can find information and resources on school library programs, curriculum and guidelines in the Library of Michigan’s SL 21 School Library program benchmarks and the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) Learning Standards and Program Guidelines.

You can find the SL 21 program benchmarks and related resources at http://www.michigan.gov/sl21.

You can also find national learning and program standards and evaluation information athttp://www.ala.org/aasl/standards.

Upcoming Free ESSA Workshop sponsored by AASL and MAME
08/17/2016
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Upcoming Free ESSA Workshop sponsored by AASL and MAME

Karren Reish Please see below for information about a free workshop from the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) and the American Association for School Libraries (AASL) on how ESSA impacts school libraries.
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On Saturday September 17th, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) will host a free workshop on the Every Student Succeeds Act, (ESSA) in Howell, Michigan. ESSA contains specific language that addresses provisions for effective school libraries. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will be sending a representative to facilitate this event. MAME members will also be participating as presenters.

While this event is free we would like for everyone that plans to attend to please register. Space is limited. We are offering SCECHs for educators that attend. There is a $10.00 fee for SCECHs that may be paid in advance when registering.

Here is the direct link for registration: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed1wiyaf1d5762c9&llr=5dyn98jab

The registration link may also be found on our web site at www.mimame.org

We look forward to sharing this information with all interested stakeholders.

Lisa Brakel, M.Ed., M.L.S.
President,

Michigan Association for Media in Education

1407 Rensen St.

Lansing, MI 48910

517-394-2808 | Fax 517-492-3878

US DOE Survey on Comprehensive Centers
08/18/2016
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US DOE Survey on Comprehensive Centers

Karren Reish Please see below for a message from the U.S. Department of Education, requesting feedback on Comprehensive Centers can support local educational needs. School libraries can be part of this support so the survey may be of interest. The deadline is TODAY.
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MWN Blog Archive Freedom With Writing Presents: 18 Writing Grants and Fellowships with Cash Prizes Up to $80,000 #motownwriters

Freedom With Writing Presents:

18 Writing Grants and Fellowships with Cash Prizes Up to $80,000
The following is a list of writing grants and fellowships that offer cash awards to writers. The awards range from a few hundred dollars to $80,000. This list includes a wide variety of grants and fellowships – regional grants for artists working in local communities, funds for poets to travel outside the…

Keep reading…

Sincerely,
Jacob Jans

Recent Articles:

  1. $39,000 Short Story Prize: The Sunday Times Short Story Awards
    The world’s biggest prize for short stories is now open to submissions. Sponsored by EFG International and The Sunday Times, the prize offers £30,000 ($39,000 USD) for the winning short story. According to the website: The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner, is an international award, founded in 2010, that is open to any story… Keep reading…
  2. $300 for Superhero Stories to Be Published in “Behind the Mask”
    Meerkat Press is currently seeking submissions for their upcoming anthology Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology. They want stories about the ordinary challenges faces by extraordinary superheroes. How do they cope with growing old, changing diapers, or simply fitting in? Meerkat is paying 2-8 cents per word, for stories between 3,000 and 6,000 words. The… Keep reading…
  3. 6 Websites & Blogs that Pay $50+ Per Post
    The following is a list of website and blogs that pay writers $50+ per post. They include a diverse set of topics. For even more websites that pay writers, check out this list of 75 websites that pay writers. If you’ve recently been paid to write for a blog or website, please report a payment… Keep reading…
  4. 6 Magazines that Pay $200+ Per Article
    The following is a list of magazines that pay writers at least $200 for some of the writing they publish. Keep in mind that pay rates to fluctuate, and may still need to be negotiated. If you’ve been paid by a magazine recently, please report a payment on Litworth. For even more magazines that pay,… Keep reading…
  5. The Binge Watching Cure: $500 for Short Stories
    The Binge Watching Cure, a forthcoming anthology to be published in 2017, is currently seeking submissions of short stories. They pay $200 for short stories under 5,000 words, and $500 for stories that are longer. They want stories of nearly every length, from 100 words, to 25,000 words. According to their website: “The Binge-Watching Cure will… Keep reading…

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Is Facebook Still Worth It For Authors?


https://allisonmaruska.com/2016/08/17/is-facebook-still-worth-it-for-authors/

When I started blogging in 2012, creating a Facebook page linked to the blog was a natural move. Every blogger had one. I followed a few bloggers’ Facebook pages and even found new bloggers via Facebook shares.

Read more at

Is Facebook Still Worth It For Authors?

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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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