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

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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

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These Detroit spaces and organizations are helping to foster the city’s literary arts community via @modeld #motownwriters

http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/literary-arts-spaces-110519.aspx

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Clarification: The headline has been updated to reflect that this is not an exhaustive list of all of the literary arts spaces and organizations within the city.

Nothing says creative writing like the month of November. Since 1999, artists across the nation have spent the month’s 30 days putting pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard) in the name of literary arts. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, inspires writers to exercise their craft, write in community, and for many, author a story from beginning to end. In honor of the month’s creative excitement, we’re taking a look at some of the spaces and programs around the city that foster literary growth year-round.

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https://www.modeldmedia.com/features/literary-arts-spaces-110519.aspx

 

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Confused & Frustrated about Holiday Book Selling? Join #MotownWriters #DIA #Detroit Sat, Nov9th @ 9:30am (@DIADetroit)

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS 

Holly Room in the lower level

(across street from DPL)

Enter at the John R entrance

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 9:30am-11:30am

(Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.)

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

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS NOVEMBER HOLIDAY LOCATION ONLY

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 9:30am-11:30am

Confused & Frustrated about Holiday Book Selling? Tips and Tricks coming to help you out!

Starting in November, Authors and Writers should be singing Readers to get in the mood to give the gift of reading and getting ready for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas and New Years.

Join us! And don’t forget to subscribe to our site at
MotownWriters.com

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!

OTHER EVENTS GOING ON AT DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS AFTER OUR PROGRAM

Humble and Human : Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts

 

https://www.dia.org/humbleandhumanexhibition

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2019

https://www.dia.org/art/exhibitions/ofrendas-celebrating-el-d%C3%ADa-de-muertos-2019

 

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment

https://www.dia.org/art/exhibitions/guests-honor-mus%C3%A9e-du-louvre-jean-antoine-houdon%E2%80%99s-portraits-americans-age

 

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Michigan mom faces jail time after returning library books two years late @nypost #motownwriters

https://nypost.com/2019/11/04/michigan-mom-faces-jail-time-after-returning-library-books-two-years-late/

 

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Join Local #MichiganWriters @PontiacLibrary June16th Noon | SUPPORT LOCAL | READ A BOOK | ENCOURAGE LITERACY #motownwriters #writerslife #detroit

Join Romantic Suspense Author, @SylviaHubbard1, along with other local @MichiganWriters June16th Noon @PontiacLibrary | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/authors-expo-tickets-43905265832 

Purchase a book, get a beautiful reading treat!

SUPPORT LOCAL | READ A BOOK | ENCOURAGE LITERACY

#motownwriters #writerslife #detroit

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#MotownWriters: Upcoming Book Events In #Michigan and Midwest Area for 2018

2018 Book Events in Michigan and Midwest. If there are events I’m missing, please  

 

Detroit, MI: Detroit Book City African-American Family Book Expo 2018
Date: February 25
Website: http://www.detroitbookcity.com

Akron Family Reading Festival
Feb 2018 Dates Unconfirmed | Akron, OH
http://www.downtownakron.com/go/akron-summit-county-public-library

Kalamazoo Valley Museum Storytelling Festival
Feb 2018 Dates Unconfirmed | Kalamazoo, MI
http://kvm.kvcc.edu/plan/storytelling.html

Book It
March 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Chicago, Illinois

4th annual A Weekend with the Authors
March 16–18, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA
for readers, not romance specific

Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference
March 17-19, 2018 | Detroit, MI
Website: https://michiganreading.org/conferences

biennial Spring Fling Writers’ Conference
April 20–21, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA
for romance writers

University Spring Literary Festival
April 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Athens, Ohio

Chelsea, MI: Midwest Literary Walk
Date: April 28
Website: http://midwestliterarywalk.org/

Dayton, OH: Dayton Book Expo
Date: April 28
Website: http://www.daytonbookexpo.com/

7th annual Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Weekend
April 27–29, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA
for romance readers

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018 – Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Printers Row Lit Fest
June 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Chicago, Illinois

14th annual Lori Foster’s Reader & Author Get Together (RAGT)
June 7–9, 2018; West Chester, OH, USA
for romance readers

23rd annual Romance Slam Jam
June 14–16, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA
for romance readers & writers

2nd annual Detroit Festival of Books!
July 15, 2018 | Detroit, Eastern Market
Website: http://detroitbookfest.com

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
July 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Chicago, Illinois

Once Upon a Book
August 10, 2018 | Frankenmuth, Michigan
Website: www.onceuponabookauthorsigning.com

Toronto Urban Book Expo
August 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Toronto, Canada

Kerrytown BookFest
September 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Ann Arbor, Michigan

5th annual Penned Con
September 20–22, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA
for readers & writers, not romance specific

annual American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference
September 20–23, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA
for inspirational writers, not romance specific 

5th annual Indie Romance Convention (IRC)
October 2018 – Dates to be Announced; Lebanon, TN, USA
for romance readers & writers

Twin Cities Book Festival
October 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Books by the Banks
October 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Cincinnati, Ohio

International Festival of Authors
October 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Toronto, Canada

Vancouver Writers Fest
October 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Vancouver, Canada

 

The Great Midwest Book Festival
November 2018 TBD | Chicago
Website: http://www.greatmidwestbookfestival.com

 

If there are events I’m missing, please  

 

 

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Event: Blue Water Author Event June 24th! Port Huron Convention Ctr! 60 #MichLit Authors! $2tix @ door! #MotownWriters

 https://www.bluewaterauthorevent.com

The 2017 Blue Water Author Event is being hosted by Breigh Forstner in downtown Port Huron right along the St. Clair River, directly under the Blue Water bridge. With over 60+ authors including some locally known and some from out of state, we expect to see a great turn out with many different genres of books!

 

Author, Sylvia Hubbard, Founder of Motown Writers Network, will be there with Tanner’s Devil and some special swag for all her readers who bring paperback books for her to sign, buy a book or show her you have any of her paid books downloaded to your account.

(Just show your e-reader with Tanner’s Devil on it!)

Swag will include a personalized pen and journal, a special readers button, a special story and more!

 

 

https://www.bluewaterauthorevent.com

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#MotownWriters: The Art of Juggling by #MichLit Author @SylviaJordan

There is a lot of talk these days about work-life balance, and no wonder.  Cultural and technological shifts – not to mention economic need – has us running around like proverbial hamsters on the wheel. 

Humanity seems more stressed than ever before, and the marketplace has responded with a plethora of books, lectures and modalities on how we can balance our obligations with fun in order to maintain our mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Dr. Sylvia Jordan’s The Art of Juggling: The Successful Women’s Guide to Balancing Life is a refreshing, no-holds-barred take on life balance.  She does not rely on the popular lingo of the day, but uses plain language – and a healthy dose of tough love – to demonstrate how we can lead very full but efficient, purposeful and joyous lives.

What sets Jordan apart from other experts is her willingness to tell the unvarnished the truth – juggling takes mental discipline, not only when our pins are in the air, but when we are choosing those pins. It begins with an honest assessment of our lives as they currently are.

Do we lack the time to go back to school, volunteer at a charity or fulfill some other goal we have? While this many seem to be the case, an examination of our routine will likely reveal that a portion of each day is spent on burdens that are not ours to carry.

Chock full of practical advice and a-ha! moments, The Art of Juggling encourages us to get clear on what matters most. Becoming an expert juggler is not about that “superwoman” label often bandied about, but about understanding that we have the capability and the right to achieve and maintain everything life has to offer.

 

 

What I found most compelling with Jordan’s telling of her own mother’s story. What greater juggling act can there be than raising nine children?

Her book is a must-read!  Get the book on Amazon or at www.SylviaJordan.com

Grab your copy now! 

http://amzn.to/2p0eD7x

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What is Your Michigan Author Amazon Page?

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!

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Check out #MotownWriters Books of the Month for November #MichLit

Featured BOMs

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Listen to the #Michlit Radio Show w/host @andi2747 Upcoming & Past Shows #motownwriters

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Michigan Lit Radio Show

(Listen Live (646) 915-9177 on Wednesday 530pm or online http://http://blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork)

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#MichLit Events this week… got one? Let me know… #motownlit #Detroit #Michigan #amwriting #amreading Plz Share

I was on Facebook and saw there were a lot of literary events that needed to be talked about. I know there are some that are actually not on Facebook or don’t see what I see when you log in, so I decided to create a post about it.

 

8/11/15

#MichLit  #Event 8/11/15 @ 7pm Springfed Writers Contest Winners Read in Birmingham http://ow.ly/QMCmQ #literacy #writing #michigan

 

8/12/15

 

8/12, 5:30p ET, w guest . Listen live online and comment or call in and listen in 646-915-9177.

 

 

 

 

 

Finance and the Artist – Free financial workshop

Tomorrowat 8/12/15 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tomorrow · 76°F / 59°F Partly Cloudy

Oakland Avenue Missionary Baptist Church
309 Harper Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202
https://www.facebook.com/events/118043958531905/

Crystal Reign Brock invited you

 

“Reading Room” Ice Cream Social

https://www.facebook.com/events/571412659664540/

 

8/13/15

 

Author Visit: Anna Clark

Anna Clark invited you

https://www.facebook.com/events/562892097184724/

 

8/16/15

 

3rd ANNUAL POETRY WORKSHOP AND SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Rosemarie Wilson invited you

https://www.facebook.com/events/1471471069817011/

 

 

Also if you are signing up for NanowriMo, please let me know in the comments after you have signed up.

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MWN Author Spotlight ~ Jennifer Fisch-Ferguson @JFF0628

JenniferThis week’s MWN author spotlight is on Jennifer Fisch-Ferguson!

Jennifer Fisch- Ferguson has been writing and publishing fantasy stories since 2003. Publishing credits include short fiction, writing contests and novels.
She attended the Eastern Michigan University and graduated with a B.A in African American History and promptly went to work with AmeriCorps on a literary initiative.

She went to the University of Michigan and got her Master’s degree in Public Administration in 2008 and while she finished writing her thesis, also got a Masters in English – Composition and Rhetoric in 2009. She recently is working on her PhD at Michigan State University in the field of Writing and Rhetoric. She has been teaching collegiate and community writing classes since 2003 and loves the variety and inspiration her students bring.

She currently is finishing her trilogy and dutiful writes on her blog space about her journey.

She lives in the Midwest with two amazing sons, one coffee supplying mate and acts as staff-in-residence to one cranky cat.

Where are you from?

Born in Detroit, but currently just south of Flint, MI
Tell us your latest news?

Book 3 will launch in November of 2015 and complete the story.
When and why did you begin writing?

I have always loved writing.  In fact I used to sell short stories in high school to my friends- with them starring in romantic escapades.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I always been a writer- an author… the moment I hit publish in 2013.
What inspired you to write your first book?

I love werewolves but I think they have been misrepresented- so I strove to tell my view.
Do you have a specific writing style?

I think it depends on the project- my urban fantasy tends to be much more packed and cerebral. My paranormal romances tend to be lighter.
How did you come up with the title?

laboriously – I hate coming up with titles. However it is an urban fantasy about werewolves- so I figured something with moon would be good.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

There is no such thing as normal… life is what you make of it.
How much of the book is realistic?

The locations are very accurate and some of the situations have been formed from experiences.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Not really and I certainly do not sing opera
What books have most influenced your life most?

Octavia Butler for sure.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Nisi Shawl- I had the fortune of speaking to her and interviewing her and she is just amazing.
What book are you reading now?

The Psychology of Batman 😀
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

I am a part of an indie group online, so I have read many of them.
What are your current projects?

Book 3 in the series and my new paranormal romance series – oh yea finishing this dissertation too.
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

My editor Artie is amazing! Despite the middle of the night texts when we are working on a project questioning why I do such things to my characters – he is more supportive than I could have hoped for.
Do you see writing as a career?

Yes! Between teaching and writing and book coaching- writing is my life.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

No, but in the first book I had a two week time frame right in the beginning that I would shorten.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I always had stories to tell. They just all happened to be fantasy in nature.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?

In Follow the Moon (book 3) Kama has some choices to make.  She learns new truths about herself and the people she knows.  And as she finally feels secure with herself- an old encounter comes back to haunt her.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Finding the time to get it all down. I have so many stories in my head that I want to tell.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Octavia Butler, not only did she buck convention and wrote in a genre that didn’t really want her. Her stories sucked me in at age 8 and even still I find new and great things when I reread them.
Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

I try to do book signings and shows when possible. I would love to do more, but what I have now is good.
Who designed the covers?

I did the layout. Bryan Syme did the art.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Not so much in the writing- I brainstorm all my works with my husband exhaustively.  The hard part is introducing people to urban fantasy that have no idea what is it.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

Get on a schedule! I write every day for good or bad, but knowing that I have to write each day gets the work done.
Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don’t worry about word count- get into the habit of writing daily for a specific amount of time. Also- treat it like a job not a hobby. And invest in a good editor- a good developmental editor.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Authors love feedback and interaction.  I am active with my blog and facebook/twitter and yes- I do answer.

Howl at the MoonEnter The Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michigan Literary Network

The Motown Literary Network has been live on blogtalkradio.com since fall of 2009, with nearly 10,000 downloads. Our 30 minute, weekly show airs Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. EST with a focus on everything related to the literary world, from the writing process to author highlights to the nuts and bolts of publishing. Although the show can be heard by listeners all over the world, and our guests may come from all over the country, our target audience is readers and writers in Michigan with an interest in the Michigan literary community. Established in 2000, Motown Writers Network and The Michigan Literary Network were created to strengthen Michigan’s Literary Community. Drawing readers, writers, authors, poets and more together, the networks’ mission is to connect readers to Michigan literary works, educate and connect writers and poets to resources, provide events and venues for authors to showcase their work and a lot more. To sign up for updates on The Michigan Literary Network, click here. Visit our website and help strengthen the Michigan Literary Network, by sending our information to other readers and writers!

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Michigan Male Authors: Help support #MotownWriters literacy efforts #RealMenRead #mwn #amreading #MotownLit #Detroit

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