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2008 5th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Conference Jam
Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 10:00 PM (EST)
CAN'T GET A TICKET ONLINE? TICKET SALES ENDED? DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL ACCOUNT? YOU CAN PAY AT THE DOOR. SATURDAY'S WRITER'S WORKSHOPS ARE $50.00. AUTHORS PANELS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC AND THE SUNDAY PUBLISHER'S BREAKFAST IS $25.00
(TICKETS ARE LIMITED FOR SUNDAY EVENT).
PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF CHANGE IN TIME, VENUE AND SCHEDULE! READ BELOW!
DUE TO LOW SPONSORSHIP THIS YEAR ALL EVENTS HELD AT THE DETROIT RIVERSIDE HOTEL HAVE BEEN CANCELED AND WCCCD HAS DECIDED NOT TO ASSIST US EITHER BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THE VENUE WOULD REFLECT NEGATIVELY TO THEIR ORGANIZATION. (Their words not mine).
THURSDAYS EVENT WILL BE SCHEDULED AT THE SAME TIME BUT AT A NEW LOCATION AND FRIDAYS AWARDS DINNER HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY.
SATURDAYS EVENT HAS BEEN RE-LOCATED WITH VARIOUS TIMES AND WE REALLY APOLOGIZE FOR THIS.
PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THIS CHANGE IN VENUE AND SCHEDULE!
AS OF THIS MOMENT, THE SATURDAY LOCATION IS STILL TO BE DETERMINED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE CONFUSION, BUT STAY TUNED TO THIS SITE FOR MORE DETAILS.
Please do not view this as mis-management, mis-organization or such, but as your chairperson making it happen no matter what happens. We appreciate your kind words of encouragement and offers of assistance in this matter.
PLEASE VIEW THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION BUT WAIT FOR LOCATION INFORMATION TO BE UPDATED AGAIN.
Essence of Motown Literary Jam
Schedule of Events
NOVEMBER 6-9, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Literary Extravaganza @ Vanguard Community Development Center, 2785 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, Michigan
6pm – 9pm Showcasing authors, poets and performers.
7pm National Inspiration Role Model Month Presentation
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, November 7th, 2008
$10.00 ENTRY FEE (pay @ door)
Saturday, November 8th, 2008 10am – 6pm
Detroit Public Library Main Branch 5201 Woodward, Detroit, 48202
Writer's Conference Registration - starts 10:00am. Motown Writers Network 101 – First Time Continental Breakfast
10:30 – 11:30 City of Detroit National and Local Author Award Presentation. Motown Writers Network Literary Award. Keynote Literary Speaker: Edward Foxworth, Author, TV Personality & Urban Analyst
Writer's Workshops 11:30am - 4pm (Two workshops will go on at the same time)
1. Sci-Fiction and Suspense - Stephanie Worth, Author
2. Publishing Possibilities - Cheryl Picket, Author & Publishing Consultant
3. Christian Romance Writing -Gail Gaymer Martin, Author
4. "Taking Script to Screen & Theater" -Sherri Brooks
5. Internet Marketing & Websites for Writers– Panel Lunch @ 1pm
6. Authorprenuer - Sabrina Adams - Zoe Life Publishing
7. Finding an Agent or Publisher for your Work – Karen White Owens
Author's Panels 11am - 6pm
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
- The Artistry of Poetry, Prose & Short Stories - Michelle Brown, Cherrie Amour & More
· Romance, Erotic & Urban ... Oh My!- Marsha Jenkins Sanders & Beverly Jenkins
· Can I Get An Amen?! Christian Inspirational & Gospel Christian Fiction - featured author, Kimberley Brooks & Gail Gaymer-Martin & More
· Michigan Murder & Mayhem - Janaya Black, Sylvia Hubbard, Heather Buchanan, DK Gaston & More
· Writing The Streets - Urban Fiction – Moderated by Monica Maries Jones and Erica N. Martin & More
Free Books, Silent Auctions, Book Swap & Donation Tables, Promotions Tables, & More!
Sunday, November 9, 2008 – Publisher’s Breakfast
9am – 12pm Southern Fires Restaurant 575 Bellevue, Detroit 48207
· Typesetting 101 & Bulk Sales - Victor Volkman
· QuickBooks uses With Publishers in Mind – Edna Washington
· Printing Books In Demand
· Electronic (E-book) Publishing 101 – Sylvia Hubbard
· Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Edison, Independent Publisher & Motivational Speaker
To Register, please go to: http://essenceofmotown.com
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The Essence of Motown Writers Alliance & Motown Writers Network
Geared to provide literary events in Metro Detroit and assist writers in writing, publishing, marketing and promoting. The Essence of Motown Alliance was created to bring together literary groups and provide an annual literary conference inside of Detroit. The Motown Writers Network is a readers and writers organization that provides networking and education on and off the Internet. Established in 1999, MWN has over 600 members & growing. Members is free with newsletter subscription. All email subscriptions are free. http://MotownWriters.com