Join Readers, Authors, Writers, Poets and more November 9th – 11th to celebrate the written word. At various locations around Detroit, join MotownWriters Network and the Literary community for three days of book signings, writing, publishing & marketing workshops, film & theater seminars and genre panels, All Male literary panels, giveaways,independent film showcases, book drives, open mic and so much more.http://motownliteraryjam.com or http://bit.ly/EOM2012
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The three-day event opens at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 9 at the Lafayette Lofts, 1301 Lafayette, with networking, and poetry by the InsideOut Youth Poets, followed by the Passion Fruit Poetry Festival hosted by EchoVerse at 7:30 p.m. (must be 18 years and older to attend) with Comedian Mic Larry bringing the laughs. On Saturday, November 10 the conference starts at 8 a.m. at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, and includes writing, print publishing and electronic publishing, business and marketing workshops (must be registered to attend), a Poetry Panel Discussion on the history of spoken word in Motown, and an all-male Literacy Panel Discussion. Sunday, November 11th, conference attendees are invited to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Museum at 5pm to see the play “Chatline,” produced and written by Detroit playwright, Raquel L. Draper.“This is our 12th year as an organization, and our ninth conference. As it grows every year, it confirms how important literary and literacy work is in our community,” says Sylvia Hubbard, founder of the Motown Writer’s Network. “Our All-Male Literacy Panel Discussion returns this year to continue the conversation we started last year on increasing literacy in our community, and how literacy is impacted in the digital age.”
The 9th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference is November 9 through 11, 2012, at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers. For information on tickets, sponsorship and vendor opportunities please visithttp://www.motownliteraryjam.com/ or call (313) 289-8614. You can also send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.