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Friday

UPDATE ON CONFERENCE 10/31/08

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF CHANGE IN 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


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Wednesday

Write Inspirational Books and Memoirs with Aquarius Press

Workshop Description

Learn how to write nonfiction works to inspire others, as well as yourself. An ideal workshop for teachers, spiritual leaders, business leaders, public speakers and those who want to tell their life stories to the world. Learn the basics of writing and breaking into print. Aquarius Press is an award-winning international publisher.


Facilitator Bio:

Heather Buchanan, M.A., owner of Aquarius Press, is a past winner of the MetroTimes' "Best Of: Literary" and the “Excellence in Publishing” award by the 8th Congressional District. Eyes on Fire: Witnesses to the Detroit Riot of 1967, is a national bestseller. Another bestselling book, Dark River, is a 2008 CBS Kindred Award nominee and part of the Burton Historical Collection. Her journal, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, is listed as one of the top 25 in the country. A commissioned book, Creation Beliefs, is a part of the permanent “And Still We Rise” exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum. Ms. Buchanan is a professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the College for Creative Studies. A former COO of the Wayne County Council for Arts and VP of the Great Lakes Independent Publishing Association, Aquarius Press is currently publishing several local poets and writers. The newest publication by Aquarius Press is It’s Worth the Struggle: Inspiration for Contemporary Writers (2008).

Publisher, Aquarius Press www.aquariuspressbookseller.net
Member, Publishers Marketing Association (PMA)
Founder, Independent Publishers of Michigan (IPM)
Reviewer, BlogCritics and MyShelf
State Board, American Association of University Women of Michigan
Member, Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA)
Author, Dark River: A Novel of Suspense

Tuesday

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Sylvia Hubbard
Author, Blogger and Founder of Motown Writers Network
 
 
NOW AVAILABLE: Secrets, Lies and Family Ties
 
 

Friday

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 conference.

For instance:

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!

http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=19108&utm_source=BC08&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=GP


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.

http://authorsaccess.com/success-secrets

3. It's Worth the Struggle Booksigning


An inspirational guide for aspiring and professional writers. Contains essays by 20 professional writers and explores all facets of what it means to life a writer's life. Book reveals the emotional ups and downs of writing, from fear of failure to haunting childhood traumas, to the struggles of parenting as a writer.

To get the book in advance go to: http://stores.aquariuspressbookseller.net/Detail.bok?no=19

Register by clicking here or go to: http://2008motownlitjam.eventbrite.com/

Email us with your highlights for the conference to add to this page at essenceofmotown@yahoo.com

QuickBooks uses with Publishers in Mind

Workshop Description:

Find out how to financially secure your publishing business and use QuickBooks to assist you during tax time and all year long.

About Facilitator:

Edna Washington, 45, was owner of ELP Enterprises form 1993-1996 in St. Louis, Mo., before moving to Detroit, to become Executive Vice President of Brown Contracting Co. She was instrumental in presenting Brown Contracting to the Auto Industry.

She comes to Washington Consultants with over 15 years accounting and computer experience. Washington Consultants provides accounting and computer services to small businesses. Computer skills training for youth and adults is also a service offered by Washington Consultants.

Mrs. Washington also volunteers with youth organizations to help young people succeed in life. She believes in giving back to her community. She believes that our youth just need to be encouraged and shown that there is a world to be conquered.

Education: Attended University of Missouri St. Louis

Washington Consultants, LLC
2758 Evaline Suite 8
Hamtramck, MI 48212
313-874-4533 office/fax 313-910-8132 cell
http://washingtonconsultants.bravehost.com/

Wednesday

Writing Inspirational Romance with Gail Gaymer Martin




Workshop description:

Writing Inspirational Romance: This workshop covers the basic elements of novel writing especially focused on inspirational romance. Understanding a Christian world view and dealing with spirituality will be covered as well as learning elements on developing believable characters, creating dynamic emotion while using the senses and setting, and developing compelling plot lines. Sexual tension is explained and how it differs from physical attraction. Finally a list of specific guideline rules for romance writing is reviewed.

Multi-award-winning novelist and author of Writers Digest's book Writing the Christian Romance, Gail Gaymer Martin, writes women’s fiction, including romance and romantic suspense, for Steeple Hill and Barbour Publishing. She has forty published novels with over two-and-a half million books in print. Gail is a full-time novelist, popular keynote speaker and a workshop presenter across the United States and abroad.

Visit her website at http://www.gailmartin.com and her Writing Fiction Right blog at http://www.writingright-martin.blogspot.com

  • Writing The Christian Romance - Writers Digest - December 2007
  • Garlic and Roses - Amazon released September 2008
  • Butterfly Trees - Book club release August 2008, Amazon in 2009
  • The Christmas Kite - Steeple Hill, reissue October 2008

Tuesday

2008 Author List




Ms Beverly Jenkins is known for historical romance novels which highlight 19th century African/American life.

She has received numerous awards for her works, including: six Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer's Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation's largest on-line African-American book club.

She has also been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Michigan. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history.

In 2004 Ms. Jenkins branched out into romantic suspense with the publication of Edge of Midnight. Her latest historical, Jewel is a May 08 release.






Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard, who enjoys a dual career as a university professor and gospel radio host, recently added the title “author” to her list of accomplishments.Her book, When the Church Becomes Your Party: Contemporary Gospel Music, published in April of 2008 by Wayne State University Press, focuses on such topics as praise and worship music, the changing dress code in the Black Church, and Christian rap. Other work by her has been published in both academic and popular outlets, including Womanist Theory and Research, College Language Association Journal, College English Association Journal, The Arkansas Review, Gospel Today, and The Detroit Free Press. An Associate Professor of English Literature and Humanities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn since 1995, Pollard served as director of the African and African American Studies program on that campus from 2002-2006 She earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in the American Studies Program where her focus was African American literature and culture. Dr. Pollard has lectured on gospel music throughout the United States, including Hawaii, and in such countries as Japan and South Africa. She was the recipient of the “Outstanding Research Award” from University of Michigan-Dearborn Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Her work in gospel music has included producing an Emmy-award winning television show, “GodSounds,” on Detroit’s NBC affiliate, WDIV Channel 4 as well as producing the McDonald’s GospelFest and the Motor City Praisefest for twenty-two years. She is host and producer of Strong Inspirations heard on FM 98 WJLB every Sunday from 6 until 10 AM. In 2005, she was named Gospel Announcer of the Year during the national Stellar Awards. She has been married to Basil Pollard since 1997 and is a member of the Hartford Memorial Church where Dr. Charles G. Adams is the pastor.


Author: When the Church Becomes Your Party: Contemporary Gospel Music

Wayne State University Press

For more information:http://www.myspace.com/dsp313
















Jean Alicia Elster, B.A., J.D., is the author of the middle grade novel, Who’s Jim Hines?, published by Wayne State University Press and released in August 2008. She is also the author of the children’s book series, “Joe Joe in the City,” published by Judson Press. The first volume in that series, Just Call Me Joe Joe, was released in October 2001 and is now in its second printing. The remaining volumes are: I Have A Dream, Too! (May, 2002), I’ll Fly My Own Plane (September, 2002), and I’ll Do the Right Thing (January, 2003). She was awarded the 2002 Governors’ Emerging Artist Award by ArtServe Michigan in recognition of the series. I’ll Do the Right Thing was awarded the 2004 Atlanta Daily World Atlanta Choice Award in the category of children’s books.




Book being sold--Who's Jim Hines?, Wayne State University Press, 2008



website URL: http://www.jeanaliciaelster.com/




Monday

Authorprenuer - Sabrina Adams, Zoe Life


In today’s world over 500 books are published everyday! It was once good enough to just be published. Those days are gone. In order to be successful you have to be more than just a published author. You have to be an “Authorprenuer.” Whether you are self-published, published with a traditional publishing house or some where in between; you must take the reigns of your future if you are going to be successful as a published author. In her workshop Author to Authorprenuer In 10 Not So Easy Steps, Sabrina Adams reveals what it takes in today’s world to produces a quality product that book stores will want to have on their shelves, how to produce it profitably, how to get it on book store shelves and most importantly, how to get it in the hands of the consumer. Adams says, “The steps might not be easy, but with a high quality product, the right information and a never say quit attitude becoming a successful author is not only probable–it is inevitable.”

Sabrina Adams is the Founder, Publisher and CEO of Zoƫ Life Publishing and Partner of NewLife Book Distributors. Zoe Life and NewLife have collectively published and currently distributes over 250 titles to Christian and General Market Bookstores, as well as, Big Box Retailers (Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target) throughout the United States and worldwide via the internet. Her God given mission is to change the world one life at a time through the power of the written word. Her passion is to help writers step into their destinies as successful published authors.



2008 Note From Chairperson

Bringing together readers, writers, authors & poets.

Detroit, MI - Motown Writers Network & Equity in Partnership presents the 5th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam. This 2008 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 and events.

Attendees will experience workshops ranging from self-publishing to editing and marketing. 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 ( http://essenceofmotown.com/ ) for more details.

We are in for an exciting time for 2008. This is our fifth year and we want to give Detroit the biggest literary event ever possilbe. So we are calling all readers, writers, authors, publishers and poets to show their presence.

As participants, we ask that you help us spread the word about this important event. Because it's not about us just showing that we care about the literary world of Michigan, but it's also about us creating a strong literary network and celebrating our love for the written word.

The chairperson, Sylvia Hubbard, started this conference because she wanted to do this. Her passion, hard work and determination shows at each event and in her every day literary life. As a single mother of three, she uses her own financial means along with grants to make this conference come to fruition, but this is a mountain to climb and she cannot do it alone.

To offer your support place an ad (whether you're coming or not), get a vending table, provide pormotional material to us. Email us to receive the packet and/or sign up for updates to keep abreast of all the literary jam updates.

We need all the help we can get and we're asking the entire Michigan Literary community to come together.

We are at the Sheraton Detroit Riverside in beautiful Downtown Detroit. We're reserved early so that you may start preparing for the largest literary conference this side of the Mississippi.



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 ~###

Go To Conference Page Register Online or Offline Contact Us


The conference, scheduled for November 6 to 8, 2008 is the ideal event for you to initiate a relationship with Motown Writers Network. Our aim is to reach two audiences: experienced and new writers and the general reading public.

The four-day conference will begin on Thursday, Friday, November 6 and ends on Sunday, November 9 and consists of the following:

Thursday, Nov. 6 - Book Fair
Friday, Nov. 7 - Keynote Reception and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, Nov. 8 - Town Hall & Literary Workshops
Sunday, Nov. 9 - Publisher's Breakfast




If you would like to be on our mailing list for next years events, please CLICK HERE or go to: http://visitor.constantcontact.com/optin.jsp?m=1101040762876&ea=

If you would like to be apart of our on going yearly activities or if you would like to become a partner/sponsor for next years event, please email us at: essenceofmotown@yahoo.com or visit our event registration page for next year, by clicking here. Literary Packages and Sponsorships are available, they will just apply to our events that are going on in 2007- 2008. Other writing groups and literary associations are welcome to join our alliance.
Please check our events to find out what's going on and if you'd like more information emailed to you, go to our contact page to fill out the form, or click on the handy links provided.

Although, the Motown Writers Network and EMWA do not charge a membership fee for the services of providing to our over 500 members with information about literary events, we ask that our members support our events (Some cost, some don't). This helps us with administration costs of providing the events, and supporting our many websites that assist
Michigan writers and authors with more support for their projects.

If you would like to make a donation to our campaign to strengthen the Metro Detroit's largest literary organization, please email us. Our donations page will be up soon.
In the future, we hope to have an offline literary magazine, work on getting the national literary events in Detroit, television projects, our own publishing and distribution service, & even a literary emporium in the city of Detroit.


Thanks so much for helping us strengthen the literary community in Michigan

Chairperson of Essence of Motown Writes Alliance and Essence of Motown Literary Jam

Sylvia Hubbard

Wednesday

2008 Essence of Motown Literary Jam Advertising Vendoring Sponsoring Partnership Package








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Greetings!

Motown
Writers Network & Equity in Partnership

presents the 2008 5th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam.
This 2008 event, the one and only Detroit writing conference of
its kind, hosted by
Motown Writers Network and The Michigan
Literary Network
, will feature national and local authors
and events; workshops ranging from self-publishing to editing
and marketing; celebrity book signings and social gatherings
with other writers and readers.



The
conference, scheduled for November 6 to 8, 2008 is the
ideal event for you to initiate a relationship with
Motown
Writers Network
. Our aim is to reach two audiences:
experienced and new writers and the general reading public.



The
four-day conference will begin on Thursday, Friday, November 6
and ends on Sunday, November 9 and consists of the following:




  • Thursday,
    Nov. 6 - Book Fair

    (Loc: TBD)


  • Friday,
    Nov. 7 - Keynote Reception and Awards Ceremony

    (Riverside Hotel - Detroit)


  • Saturday,
    Nov. 8 - Town Hall & Literary Workshops

    (Riverside Hotel - Detroit)


  • Sunday,
    Nov. 9 - Publisher's Breakfast

    (Southern Fires Restaurant)



    Readers
    are Buyers





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    That
    is a proven fact by many business research experts and at
    Motown Writers Network we cultivate a reading community by
    connecting readers to the literary community.



    In
    an effort to strengthen Michigan's Literary Community and for
    businesses to reach the buying community, Motown Writers
    Network wants to offer great
    sponsorships
    and partnership packages
    for
    you to reach our audiences.




    We
    welcome you to join us in our growth and assist us in our
    mission. Your sponsorship or partnership (which is tax
    deductible) will directly align you with our objective of
    creating an active and energized membership.



    Sponsors
    are year long supporters to the network.


    Platinum
    Sponsors - $1000 (one slot only)



    • _
      Welcome Remarks mention and introduce keynote at reception



    • Sponsors
      of all other literary events for 2009, which also includes
      Electronic Book Festival (March 2009), The Motown Literary
      Meet & Greet (Aug 2009), The SE Mich Book Club Mix
      & Mingle (Oct 2009)




    • _
      Sponsor Table at all events




    • _
      Hyperlink on Essence of Motown/Motown Writers Network - 1
      year



    • _Placement
      of logo at footer of Monthly Literary newsletter, Blog
      & Social Network for Motown Writers Network &
      Michigan Literary Network- 1 year




    • _
      Full page B&W color in conference book

      with logo on outside of book



    • _
      6 full access passes to all events





    Gold
    Sponsors - $750 - (special day event sponsorship -
    4
    slots only)





    • _
      Welcome Remarks mention and introduce keynote at reception




    • _
      Sponsor Table at all events



    • Sponsors
      of all other literary events for 2009, which also includes
      Electronic Book Festival (March 2009), The Motown Literary
      Meet & Greet (Aug 2009), The SE Mich Book Club Mix
      & Mingle (Oct 2009)




    • _
      Hyperlink on Essence of Motown/Motown Writers Network - 1
      year



    • _Placement
      of logo at footer of Monthly Literary newsletter, Blog
      & Social Network for Motown Writers Network &
      Michigan Literary Network- 1 year




    • _
      Full page B&W color in conference book

      with logo on outside of book



    • _
      5 full access passes to all events





    Partners
    are affordable packages that still benefit your company and
    assist the literary network.





Gold Partnership - $500 (one
slots only)




  • _
    Welcome Remarks mention



  • _
    Partners Table at all events




  • _
    Hyperlink on Essence of Motown/Motown Writers Network - 1
    year




  • _
    Full page B&W ad in conference book




  • _
    4 full access passes to all events





Silver Partnership - $200
(special day event partnership - 4 slots
only)




  • _
    Special Mention at sponsored event
    (see
    above bullets for special events listed)




  • _
    Full page B&W ad in conference book




  • _
    2 Complimentary tickets for all events




  • _
    Hyperlink on Essence of Motown/Motown Writers - 1 year





Bronze Partner - $100




  • _
    1 Complimentary tickets for all events




  • _
    Half page B & W ad in the conference




  • _
    Hyperlink on Essence of Motown/Motown Writers - 1 year





ADDITIONAL
LEVELS:




Promotional
Vendor (Level 1) - $150 worth of promotional items





  • _One
    8-ft exhibitor's table and all access pass into conference




Promotional
Vendor (Level 2) - $100 + $50 worth of promotional items





  • _One
    8-ft exhibitor's table and all access pass into conference





Advertising
Partnership (Level 1) - $45





  • _Post
    Card Ad B&W in conference book





Advertising
Partnership (Level 2) - $25





  • _Business
    Card Ad B&W in conference book






Notes:




  • Promo
    items will be given out to participants at the event. Please
    send them to: Essence of Motown, Attn: Sylvia Hubbard, 11393
    Coyle, Detroit, Michigan 48227



  • All
    partnerships are tax deductible



  • Online
    payments can be made at Paypal.com by using our email:
    essenceofmotown@yahoo.com


  • Once
    payment for advertising partnership is cleared, please email
    print ready ad to
    essenceofmotown@yahoo.com


  • In-Kind
    sponsors
    are also needed. Please contact Sylvia Hubbard
    at 313.289.8614.




In a time where we
need more readers in our society and an increase in spending,
let us work together to help the literary community become
stronger.


Partnership
Registration Form



Please
write in your level:


____________________________________________________________________



Contact
Name: __________________________________________



Company
Name: __________________________________________



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Send
This Form through email to:
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or through the mail to:






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of Motown



Attn:
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PO
Box 27310 Detroit, MI 48227



Visit
Our Website
@ http://www.essenceofmotown.com


Thank
you in advance for your support to Michigan's Literary Community




Sincerely,


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Sylvia Hubbard

Chairperson of Essence of Motown Literary Jam

Founder of Motown Writers Network and

Michigan Literary Network





email: essenceofmotown@yahoo.com



phone: 313.289.8614



web: http://essenceofmotown.com






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