Sylvia Hubbard: The glue of Detroit’s literary community

Contel  Bradford
Published June 28, 2010 by:Contel Bradford

The literary scene in Detroit thrives more every year. Today, it is alive with more awareness, more authors and more good books to read. It seems as if locals are increasingly discovering their passion for the written word, and for many, Sylvia Hubbard is the professional they seek for guidance. A respected author, speaker and educator, Hubbard has been engaged in Detroit’s literary community for more than a decade.

“I connected to the literary scene like any new writer looking for connections and networking,” Hubbard recalls. “That was back in 1998. I joined the Detroit Writers Guild and went faithfully to meetings as a single mother, toting my three children with me, taking notes, asking questions and finding out more on how to be a better writer.”

Like many established authors, Hubbard has traveled a long road. However, the mission to obtain more information and improve her craft resulted in something special: a network that would lend a helping hand to hundreds of local writers.


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