The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference Itinerary Sheet & Notes

Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference 
November 12th & 13th, 2010
Itinerary Sheet & Notes

The Detroit Impact Center
9930 Greenfield, Detroit, MI 48227 nr Plymouth
5:30pm – 9:00pm

- 5:30pm Vendors and Authors should arrive for check in and assignment. Limited open mike sheet will be available for registration at this time.
- 6pm Welcome and Opening Ceremonies for The Essence of Motown Literary Jam
- 6:30pm Limited Open Mike Poetry Performances
- 7pm Networking
- 7:30 Chairperson thanks sponsors and last minute instructions for Nov 13th
- 7:45pm Poetry Pages & Scribes All Stars Take the Stage!
- 9:00pm The Essence of Motown Poetry Showcase Ends

The Northwest Activity
18100 Meyers Detroit, MI nr Outer Drive
8:00am – 6pm

- 8 am Registration opens.
- 8:30am Continental breakfast will be available for a limited time.
- 8:45am Opening Ceremony for Day #2 by Chairperson of The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference
- 9:15am Conference Sponsor Recognitions
- 9:30am Workshop Set One
  • - Writers Toolbox - Monica Marie Jones
  • - Poetry Marketing & Promotion - Ber-Henda Williams
  • - Children's Writing & Marketing - Sherry Wells & Cheryl Pope

-10:30 - Workshop Set 2

- 11:00 Literary Vendor Fair Opens in Lobby – Kidzone, Author Tables
 - 11:30 - Lunch w/Keynote Speaker Relentless Aaron
- 12:30 Literary Vendor Fair Opens in Ballroom – Sponsor Tables & Literary Service Tables Open to the Public
- 1:00 - Workshop Set 3
  • Independent Publishing - Valerie Coleman
  • How to Find An Agent & Write Queries for a Traditional Publishing Contract – Karen White Owens

- 2pm Workshop Set 4

Author Genre Panels (in Ballroom)
Facilitated by Monique Mensah, assisted by Octavia Lesley. Authors please make sure you’ve reported and signed up before lunch and be at the panel tables five minutes before genre panel start.
  • - 1:00-1:30:  Murder, Mystery & Mayhem
  • - 1:30-2:00:  Nonfiction & Poetry
  • - 2:00-2:30:  Romance (Mild & Wild)
  • - 2:30-3:00:  Author Platform & Branding – Hajj Fleming & Pam Perry
  • - 3:00-3:30:  Christian, Inspirational (Fiction & Nonfiction)

- 3:30-3:50:  Independent Publishing Roundtable – The Business of Publishing hosted by Glenn Murray of 220 Communications.

-3:50pm Presentation for Young Adult Writers and Readers hosted by Versandra Kennebrew
- 4:00-4:30:  Relentless Aaron takes candidly about his writing, books, business and being an author in the 21st century.
- 4:30-5:00 – Networking & Sponsorship Recognition
- 5:30 Vendor Area Closes Down
- 6:00 The Essence of Motown Literary Conference Day Program Ends

The Pub Rub
18 W. Adams, Detroit, MI 48226 nr Woodward
7:00pm - until

Featuring Jazz Saxophone Artist, Yancyy & Spoken Word Poetry Performance. Detroit artists bringing music and words to celebrate the written word and an ending to a great affair. $5 entrance charge (separate from Conference fees or a five book donation). Pick up tickets at Registration desk or pay at door.

  • Volunteer meeting Wednesday 11.11.10. Please contact Andrea Daniels for more information 
  • Facilitators please email your workshop sheets to for upload for participants after the conference
  • Facilitators, Sponsors, Authors and Vendors: Please check in at registration before setting up at any table
  • Purchase tickets for the after conference jazz & poetry performance at registration desk. $5 per ticket OR bring 5 books to donate plus $2.50. Tickets will be available at the door.
  • Please send an invite to your social networks, mailing lists and emails of interested readers and writers.
  • Twitter hashtag #eomlit. Please use this when tweeting or referring to conference day of event.
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Thank you.
Sylvia Hubbard
Chairperson of Essence of Motown Literary Network

PS If I have missed anything, please contact me asap 313-289-8614 or email me at