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Constructing the Plausible Paranormal
Vampires and shape-shifters might be hot today, but readers have long loved other-worldly occurrences. Tales ranging from The Raven to Carrie to The Sixth Sense prove that plots can transcend trends and find a niche in most any
So how do you defy the Chick Lit/Urban Fiction/Erotica trend and write the reality-bending book of your heart? We'll start by thinking beyond “what's in,” and learn what makes out-of-this-world work.
This workshop will review critical elements of basic plot structure and genre, and how those pieces function in a paranormal setting. We'll use plot lines from popular movies in an interactive format to demonstrate ways of constructing plausible and satisfying supernatural stories.
Facilitator: Stefanie Worth, www.stefanieworth.com, Where Souls Collide - On sale now
Can You Believe in The Holiday Inn anthology - October 2008
The Essence of Motown
November 6th 2008 - November
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 ANEW 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 OFTHIS CHANGE IN VENUE AND SCHEDULE TIMES!
Please do not view this as mis-management, mis-organizationor 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 DETAILEDINFORMATION
Schedule of Events
Thursday, November 6, 2008 from 6pm - 9pm
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
Location: 1515 Broadway
9:00 p.m. until
Poetry, Hip Hop, Deep House and so much more!
$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 Breakfast10:30 – 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 pay for your workshop now CLICK HERE $50.00 at door
(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 click here to purchase your ticket $25.00
9am – 12pm Southern Fires Restaurant
575 Bellevue, Detroit 48207
Typesetting 101 & Obtaining Bulk Orders - Victor Volkman
QuickBooks uses With Publishers in Mind – Edna Washington
Print on Demand Options - Ryan Johnson
Electronic (E-book) Publishing 101 – Sylvia Hubbard
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Edison,
Independent Publisher & Motivational Speaker
Register by clicking here or go to: http://2008motownlitjam.eventbrite.com
2008 Conference Special Events
During the 2008 5th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam, many authors,
organizations and publishers are having their events coincide with the
1. Raising Donations for Journals and AA children books for Detroit Public School Children
The Motown Literary Network is calling for readers and writers to
help. Our focus is to help Metro Detroit schools with supplies and much needed
supplies that teachers are asking for. From October through November we are
giving part of the proceeds that are giving to our literary conference on
November 6 through 9th (http://essenceofmotown.com) to assist different schools with different needs. For Example, check out Carlton Middle School's page: http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=188036&verify=-2142389663&zone=212
Help us Give! Be apart apart of the solution to better our literary community!
2. Book Release for Authors Access: 28 Success Secrets for Authors and Publishers
Our new book will be officially launched at the 5th Annual
Essence of Motown Literary Jam Weekend (Nov. 6-9, 2008) in Detroit, Michigan (http://essenceofmotown.com/)
As a special thank-you to everyone who comes out for this event, we’ll include a
FREE best-of-Authors Access CD-ROM jam-packed with MP3 files from all our shows
for each person who buys a book at this event.
Email us with your highlights for the conference to add to this
page at firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU TAKE DTW INTO DETROIT, YOU WILL STILL NEED TO ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION INTO THE CITY OF DETROIT TO THE DETROIT SHERATON RIVERSIDE HOTEL.
Please contact the conference organizers, if you have problems once you arrive in Detroit, please call 313 289 8614. (Please put this number in your cell phone before traveling).
Taxi Service available at a flat rate of $55 per trip from Checker's Sedan into Detroit. (They will already be available at the airport.) Call: 313 963 1000 for a pickup from the hotel back to the airport. Website: http://www.checkersedan.com/
DETROIT SHERATON RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226 or call 866-716-8103. Click here for website - Your rooms are going to be $125 per night, but if we get volume our cost will go down. The cost equals the centrally located hotel to all lthe attractions in Downtown Detroit and the conference center. If you stay for Sunday's Breakfast, please email us so we may make travel arrangements to and from the Publisher's Breakfast location if we have it offsite.
CITY OF DETROIT VISITING INFORMATION
Want to know about places to go inside the city? Check this site out.
5 YEARS STRONG AND ALL BECAUSE OF YOU!
In cooperation with Motown Writers Network and Equity in Partnership (501c3), The Essence of Motown Literary Conference Jam will be celebrating from 5th year in exsistence.
Celebrate with us for many more to come and join the largest literary conference in Detroit for 2008.
With past attendence of 300+, we hope that we can triple that with your presence. Network with readers, authors, poets, publishers, agents and writers, sell and buy books, bring a bookclub, join a writer's group and learn about writing, publishing, marketing & promotion in 4 days of literary fun.
There will also be a special youth component added this year, we're in talks to have an agent at the conference this year, two national bestselling authors that have much awaited novels coming out around the same time as the conference and a lot of the events that the participants of the past have come to enjoy about the conference.
In 2008, we expect an attendance of over 500+ and a conference booklet distribution of over 1000+. Not only that, during the conference promotion, we receive hits of over 20,000+ from all the marketing and promotion that we do on the Internet.
The larger your sponsorship and the sooner you participate, the more visual your product and service is for the community.
Download the sponsorship-vendor packet by clicking here: http://www.essenceofmotown.com/files/mwn2008sponsor-vendorpkg.pdf
We look forward to your support and helping the literary community of Michigan.
You can always visit our conference website as well at: www.essenceofmotown.com
To register as a participant, get your ads online, and/or be a vendor, please visit:
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