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Rochester Hills students create nonprofit to donate diverse books to public libraries VIA @Local4News @RochesterPLD #michiganwriters #motownwriters #writerslife #mittenlit #michlit

Rochester Hills students create nonprofit to donate diverse books to public libraries

By Koco McAboy – Reporter, Dane Sager Kelly

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – A new donation from Girls of the Crescent to the Rochester Hills Public Library added to the diversity of the books available.

“We’re the public’s library,” said Christine Lind Hage, the director of the library. “We have 100,000 people, so our collection serves all of them.”

The library now has new books aimed at teenagers and children highlighting Muslim women as the main characters.

“There’s more traditional stories like ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Snow White,'” said Betsy Raczkowski, the manager of youth services at the library. “Every kid is going to recognize that and then there’s more cultural and religious books and then there’s also fun fiction.”

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Tuesday: Join Michael Dwyer & 2 other Writers at “Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group” @meetup @talktravel

Title: Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group
When: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:30pm – 10:30pm (EDT)
Where: Barnes & Noble (2800 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307)
Who: Meetup Reminder*
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7:30pm Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group
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Motown Writers Meetup Group
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
7:30 PM
Barnes & Noble
2800 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Will you attend?
3 Writers attending, including:
“I want to network with other creative people. I am a freelance writer and travel columnist. I also run the Rochester Writers’ Conference.”
“My name is Lytra Wilson. I have been working on a novel entitled, BEYOND THE BEDROOM…”
This Rochester based group is open to all new, working, and published writers, photographers, and illustrators. All genres welcome and free to attend. We are NOT a critique group – we discuss the business of writing. Topics and guests – we meet t…
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Jun
20
Auburn Hills Writers Group Meeting!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:30 PM · 1 attending
Jun
27
Pens and Pages in the Park

Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:30 PM · 4 attending
Jun
27
Metro Detroit Scribes for Christ

Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:30 PM · 2 attending
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Summer Writer News, Workshops &Events frm @talktravel #michlit #author #news #michigan #detroit

Summer Writer News, Workshops and Events
 
The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets on third Tuesday of the month at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The Next meeting will be Tuesday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. I will be presenting information that I learned at the recent Bloggers Exchange Conference in Toronto.
Non-writer event, but really fun, is the Paddle to the Symphony at Kensington Metropark on Friday, June 21. Paddle a canoe across Kent Lake and enjoy the music of the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra. Registration require. Fee is $25 to canoe. Concert is free.
 
The Ann Arbor Book Festival presents their annual Writers’ Conference on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Registration required. Fee is $100.
 
Cindy LaFerle and the Royal Oak Public Library present a two-part workshop titled Getting Personal. Due to an emergency, the first night was cancelled. The new first night is Monday, June 24; and the second night will be Monday, July 15. Both evenings run 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Free to attend. 248-246-3727
 
The Young Authors’ Conference at the end of July structures two conferences based on age group. This is for middle and high school ages. Registration required. Fee is $75. Deadlines soon!

Two Detroit Working Writers’ Workshops remain this year, Creative Non-Fiction and the Death of Dull August 3, 2013; and Writing the Stories of Your Life November 9, 2013. Registration required. Fee is $25 each. 

Details and registration for the 6th annual Rochester Writers’ Conference will begin in July. The date is set for Saturday, October 5, 2013.
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