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Contact: Sylvia Hubbard
313.289.8614
STRENGTHENING MICHIGAN ’S LITERARY COMMUNITY
ONE READER AND WRITER AT A TIME

4th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam Weekend

November 9th – 10th, 2007
Detroit, Michigan

Bringing together readers, writers, authors & poets.

Detroit, MI – Motown Writers Network & Equity in Partnership presents the 4th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam. This 2007 event, the one and only Detroit writing network of its kind hosted by Motown Writers Network and The Michigan Literary Network, will feature national and local authors.

Attendees will experience workshops ranging from self-publishing to editing and marketing. Attendees will also have a unique one-on-one opportunity to receive an autograph copy from each author following the workshops. Celebrity book signings and social gatherings with other writers and readers will add to the excitement of the event. Some events are free to readers.
See conference website: http://essenceofmotown.com for more details.
National Guest Speaker will be from Texas, Vincent Alexandria, Author and Founder of Brothe to Brother Symposium.

The Motown Writer’s Network distinguished authors includes: Erica Martin (Second Time Shame on Me), Sylvia Hubbard (Stone’s Revenge & Secrets, Lies & Family Ties), J.G. Eastwood (Dragon: Enter The Realm), Laurie Sorensen (Ravonwood: Night's Salvation), Rene Schultz (Searching 4 MrRight.com), Deanna Michelle Smith (Reign Storm, Outlaw City), Elizabeth Atkins (White Chocolate – New York Times Bestseller), Edward Foxworth (It’s Just Domino’s), Michele Moore (Say U Promise – Essence Bestseller), Jean Alicia ElsterJean Alicia Elster (I'll Do The Right Thing - National Award Winner) & More!!!

During this spectacular gathering, there will be a literary showcase & poetry jam, writing workshop, literary town hall meeting (on encouraging more men to read), book & vendor fair, reader’s panels, writer’s group symposium, literary awards dinner, publisher’s breakfast & more!

The Essence of Motown Literary Jam will be held on November 9th and 10th 2007 at The Charles H. Wright Museum. The public is invited to attend.
This program is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affliiate of the National Endownment for the Humanities.

Partners and Sponsors include Motown Writers Network, Equity in Partnership, Charles H. Wright Museum, Foxworth Marketing Group, Urban Voice Talent, Detroit Free Press, Grown Folks Entertainment Editing Services, Light Sword Publishing, HubBooks Literary Services, Courtyard Marriott, TellUs Detroit, Second Time Media, House of Communications and more to come. Interested sponsors and partners, please contact us.



Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
~ Joseph Addison ~

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man,
and writing an exact man.

~ Francis Bacon ~
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