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Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk Radio~September 11, 2013

David Kirkland


Join us on the Michigan Literary Network blogtalk radio show today from 5:30pm-6:00pm as David Kirkland returns for part 2 of an interview we started in July. We continue the conversation on literacy in the African American community, particularly with our young men, as based on his book “A Search Past Silence.” Visit his blog at

A Search Past Silence

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Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk Radio~June 26, 2013

M L LieblerGuess who’s coming to Michigan Literary Network Blog talk radio today? Can’t guess? Well, I’ll tell you! We’ve got the awesome M. L. Liebler! Who is M. L. Liebler you ask? M.L. Leibler is an award-winning poet whose latest book is “Wide Awake in Someone Else’s Dream.” “Wide Awake in Someone Else’s Dream” is a collection of traveling poems written in Russia, Israel, Germany, and China that take the reader on a contemplative journey through both the geography of these countries and their cultures as well as through the inward mind of the narrator. As Liebler travels the world, he wrestles with themes of self-discovery, spirituality, identity, and change, and renders poems in his signature raw and defiant style. Thoughtful and direct, these poems look toward beauty and contemplation in a bitter world that has become fraught with mistrust and misunderstanding.

Want to know more about M. L. Liebler listen in today at 5:30pm. You can also check him out at

wide awake in someone elses dream


Bill HarrisAt 5:45pm we’ve got the talented novelist, poet, professor, critic and a 2011 Kresge Arts in Detroit Eminent Artist fellow; Bill Harris. His latest work is “Booker T. & Them: A Blues.” In “Booker T. & Them: A Blues,” poet and playwright Bill Harris examines what he calls “the age of Booker T.” (1900–1915), when America began flexing its imperialistic muscles, D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation was released, and Thomas Edison’s many technological innovations set the tone for the United States to be viewed as the nation of the century.



You can also learn more about Bill Harris at his website:


Booker T & Them


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Michigan Literary Network Blog talk radio-June 5, 2013

The Mayonnaise MurdersIt’s Wednesday again!  Don’t forget to listen in today at 5:30pm on the Michigan Literary Network blog talk radio show. Sylvia Hubbard will interview Keith Owens author of “The Mayonnaise Murders,”  Check Keith out at and on twitter @kaoblues.





Keith OwensKeith’s Bio:

My nearly 30-year background as a writer includes time spent as a columnist/reporter and/or editor for Detroit’s Metro Times, the Michigan Chronicle, the Detroit Free Press, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, and other newspapers including the Denver Post and the Los Angeles Times. I was also a nationally syndicated columnist with Universal Press Syndicate for three years beginning in 1993. My two-part, 11,000 word article for Detroit’s Metro Times on the history of the blues in Detroit entitled “Boogie Chillun” earned recognition from the Alternative Newsweekly Awards and also from the Detroit Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists. I am currently a regular contributor to the progressive political blogs PoliticusUSA and Jack and Jill Politics.

But fiction was my first love long before I became involved in journalism.

One of my mother’s most cherished pictures is the one of me at age two or three, standing up on tippy toe in my underwear trying to reach the keys of an old black typewriter perched on the edge of a table. One hand was outstretched upward, as I looked back over my shoulder at the camera, apparently just becoming aware that my picture was being taken.

I have no idea what my fascination was all about at the time, Naturally I’d like to think I had the Great American Novel pent up inside me and I just had to get that story told. Because even at that young age I obviously knew my destiny, and the typewriter was my chariot that would transport me from that small orange brick house on Milwaukee Street in Denver, Colorado to riches and fame.

Then again, maybe the keys were nice and shiny and I was just reaching upward like any curious kid to try and get my hands on the shiny thing just out of my reach. And my mother, like most mothers, had her camera nearby on the ready for any and all cute baby shots, and she realized this one was a keeper. Then she quickly snatched me away before I pulled the bright shiny typewriter down on top of my little baby head.

Like I said, I have no idea what my fascination was all about at the time. But that picture has stayed with me throughout the years as my true fascination with words and stories has evolved into a passion that has all but consumed me. Writing is not what I do, it’s who I am. Whether I’m writing op-ed columns, political blogs, children’s stories, or science fiction murder mysteries ( all of which I have done, by the way), it doesn’t matter so long as it gives me a chance to feed the beast. Doesn’t matter if it’s a brief few grafs, or a lengthier passage requiring research and other deep and time-consuming stuff.

So long as words are involved, and I can tell a story, then the beast will let me rest another day.

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Michigan Literary Network Blog Talk Radio~May 15, 2013

Today at 5:30pm hang out with Sylvia Hubbard on the Michigan Literary Network blog talk radio show as she interviews Satori Shakoor. Satori is the founder, and leader of The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers. You can check them out at, and TwistedStorytellers


Satori shakoor

Up next is Octavia Lesley. Octavia is a playwright, play director, and operates the theatrical production company Big Girl Ideas. Join in today as she talks about her upcoming play “What You Won’t Do for Love.” To stay in contact with Octavia follow her on TheWriter Lesley, and Twitter@DetroitWriter71.
Octavia Lesley
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Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk radio~May 8, 2013

Listen in today at 5:30pm as Sylvia Hubbard  interviews our first guest Ken Coleman, a Detroit native and a seasoned communications, media and public policy consultant. He is also the author of the new book On This Day: African-American Life in Detroit.

Ken Coleman

Ken Coleman’s past employment experiences include serving as a legislative assistant to former Detroit City Councilwoman Brenda M. Scott as well as State Senators Irma Clark-Coleman and Buzz Thomas. He has also worked as press secretary to U.S. House member Gary C. Peters and as a reporter at the Michigan Chronicle and Michigan FrontPage. In 2009, Ken was elected by local voters to serve on the Detroit Charter Revision Commission, where he helped to lead the way in drafting a new governing document for City of Detroit.

With passion and dedication, Ken serves as a volunteer mentor and an advisory board member with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit. He chairs a special task force that is dedicated to increasing the number of black men who mentor African-American boys. Ken is completing a bachelor’s degree in communications from Wayne State University. He is married to Kim Trent. They have a four-year old son, Jackson.

Learn more about Ken’s new book at

Later, at 5:45pm;  Sylvia Hubbard will be interviewing Erica Coleman who is a new author. Her debut book is “Dying to be Loved.”

Erica ColemanErica Monique Coleman was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Coleman graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelors degree in Journalism. Coleman’s creative talents as a writer, model, actor and spokesperson have enabled her to communicate and befriend large groups of men and women “who all have a story to tell.”  Writing has been her passion for many years, but her focus has mainly been on women’s’ life issues, as featured on her Blog, “Girl Let Me Tell You.”  She currently resides in Detroit, MI with her son whom she hopes will follow in her creative footsteps.  Dying To Be Loved is her first novel with hopes of many more to follow.

Check Erica out at

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Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk Radio~February 20, 2013

Kris YankeeToday at 5:30pm on the Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk radio show Sylvia Hubbard will be interviewing Kris Yankee. Who is Kris Yankee you ask? Kris is a children’s author who wrote Cracking the Code: Spreading Rumors. Listen in as she talks about her new book. You can also check out Kris Yankee at

cracking the code











Don’t miss the Michigan Literary Network’s interview with “Coach” Keller Coleman the author of The Power of Positive Thinking as he talks with Sylvia Hubbard at 5:45pm.


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Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk Radio~ February 13, 2013

Anita T Gibbs II


Joining us today on the Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk radio show is author Anita Gibbs. Listen in at 5:00-5:45pm as Sylvia Hubbard talks Anita about her new  children’s book “Daddy’s Magic Stamp”.









Marquin ParksStay tuned at 5:45-6:00pm as Sylvia interviews Marquin Parks the author of the children’s book “Wrinkles Wallace: Knights of Night School” . Check him out at Writing For Wrinkles.

Winkles Wallace

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Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk Radio~ February 6, 2013

Raquel DraperTune in today from 5:30-5:45 on the Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk radio show as Sylvia Hubbard  talks with Detroit’s own Raquel Draper, Playwright & producer of the upcoming play “Why Am I Black.”
Flipp the Script and Superbly Done Productions is proud to bring for Black History Month “Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”  The Stage Play to 1515 Broadway in Beautiful Downtown Detroit. Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…” is about a young lady named Lisa. She is educated and has everything going on for but one thing…She is not happy with the skin she was born in. Go through the journey with Lisa to find the answer of Why Am I Black. (For more information about the play please call Raquel Draper at 313-312-4288 or by email at

Andrea Batts IIDon’t go anywhere after the first interview because  Sylvia Hubbard will be speaking with Urban Styles Comics, Andre Batts from 5:45-6:00pm. Andre is the organizer of the Detroit Black Comic Book organization.  2/9/13  is Black Comic Book Day. Check him out as he talks about BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY as an annual event that happens all across the United States! And Once again, we will be celebrating it here in Detroit!!
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