Date: June 9-12, 2010
Location: Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
Description: During the conference, attendees will be able to meet with
editors from Christian publishing houses who will tell them what they’re
looking for and meet with them one-on-one to discuss their ideas and manuscripts.
Well-established freelance writers, editors and agents will teach attendees
how to write a variety of manuscripts; improve their writing skills; find
appropriate markets for their ideas; and deal with the spiritual side
of writing. Among the speakers that will participate in the event are
Zena Dell Lowe, an actress, screenwriter, director and film producer whose
writing credits include the award-winning short film, The Haunted Heart
and the forthcoming full-length feature, The Family Idiot. She is also
an adjunct professor at Covenant College in Georgia and co-owner of Skirt
Films, an independent film production company.
Steven James, an award-winning writer, storyteller, speaker and international
seminar and conference teacher. He is author of more than 25 books, including
a storytelling library of resources for educators and the bestselling
Patrick Bowers thriller series.
Please visit the conference’s website—
www.writetopublish.com—for more details.
2010 Above the Bridge
The 2010 Above the Bridge Songwriters Weekend
will be held June 24th-27th at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn in Curtis.
Join in workshops, song critiques, one-to-one sessions, lots of open mic/jam
time and a Saturday evening staff concert. Staff includes Jim Bizer, Billy
Brandt, Annie Capps, Rod Capps, Whit Hill, Jan Krist and John Latini.
For more information or to register visit ericksoncenter.org (906) 586-9974
Annie Capps, 734-433-0154 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Latini at the
SA Backyard Benefit
Photo by Richard Blondy
Musing Poetry and Music Gathering
Sunday, June 13, 2:30-4:30, Scarab Club
A.T. Smith: Traditional roots music combining Appalachian, Southern blues,
bluegrass and flat-picking influences. A. T. offers a soulful tenor voice
along with intricate, masterful guitar work.
Olga Klekner, Budapest in May
Olga Klekner: Poems that mystify the familiar and familiarize
the mystical. First prize, LAND Poetry Contest. Open Mic is at the beginning
of the program. The third Sunday of the month.
Musing, Sunday, July 18,
2:30 - 4:30, Scarab Club
Joe and Carol Lucido: Enchanting Indian ragas played on sitar, sarod,
melodica, tambura, tablas and flute. Deeply peaceful, trance-like, uplifting.
Terry Blackhawk: Reverent, playful, transporting, Terry’s well crafted
work carries the reader into hidden dimensions. Detroit Bookwoman of the
Hosted by Ann Holdreith and Springfed Arts, Musing Poetry and Music Gathering
happens one Sunday a month at The Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth, Detroit.
Poets Follies Reading
Thursday, June 17, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Michael Zadoorian is the author of two novels, “The Leisure Seeker”
(Morrow, 2009) and “Second Hand” (Norton, 2000). The
latter was an ABA Booksense selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Selection,
and winner of the prestigious Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers
Award. His story collection, “The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit”
(Wayne State University Press, 2009) is a 2010 Michigan Notable Book.
It features stories originally published in The Literary Review,
Beloit Fiction Journal, American Short Fiction, North American Review
and Detroit Noir. He lives with his wife in Ferndale, Michigan.
Scott Graham Meier is a prolific,
poignant free-lance filmmaker. He has contributed to several international
short and full-length films, including the recent chronicle of the legendary
Chilean pop group Illapu and film projects in the US. Scott has recently
finished work on the DeNiro film Stone filmed on location in
Michigan and is working on a the cutting edge film project Sound
Portrait of a Poem that will capture in collage the spirit of the
Marick poets. Scott is a graduate of Charleston University and resides
in a ‘hard-shell’ suitcase.
Dr. John Telford: “A Life on the
Run” is Dr. Telford’s autobiography of his life in education
in Detroit and metro-area schools. A retired school teacher and administrator,
Dr. Telford was raised in the near-west side of Detroit, where he became
an amateur boxer and a world-ranked sprinter. Along the way, he met a
Pope, headed up suburban school districts, directed programs to reform
gangs and rehabilitate parolees, wrote newspaper columns and hosted radio
shows. A former director of the innovative and controversial Division
of Basic Education at Macomb Community College, Dr. Telford has taught
at Wayne State and Oakland universities. A published poet, in 2001 Wayne
State University named Dr. Telford its Distinguished Alumnus of the Year,
for his civil-rights activism.
July 17 Follies
features Chico Hernandez.
The Poets Follies Reading series is a free admission event held at Ewald
Branch Library, 15175 East Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230, 313-343-2071.
For information write to email@example.com, or call 313-886-2051.
Free and open to the public.
2nd Annual Colin
Hubbell Bike Ride
Come out on Saturday, June 19 for the 2nd Annual Colin Hubbell Bike
Ride in Midtown. The event will start and end at Midtown’s
Traffic Jam & Snug restaurant at 511 W. Canfield. The 12.5 mile
ride takes you through Midtown, Woodbridge, Corktown and Downtown. Pre-registration
fee is $20, day of registration fee is $25. Registration available
at www.detroitmidtown.com or day of event. Presented by the University
Cultural Center Association. For more information about the event contact
Trish Hubbell at 313-729-6109 or the UCCA at 313-577-5088.
Retreat for Songwriters 2010
2nd Sunday, 1:30-3:30 pm
Your Poetry Group meets in the Friends Room at the Dunning-Hough Library,
223 S.Main St., Plymouth. Entrance and parking at the rear of the building
behind Penn Theater. Poetry and short short stories. Info: Sarolina Chang,
2nd Sunday, 5-8 pm
Spirit Spit Second Sundays at 1519 Martin Luther King Blvd, SW corner
of Trumbull and MLK Blvd. Re-defining hip; hope inspired poetry, spoken
word, rap, folk. Open mic. All ages all welcome. $3 donation not required.
5 pm – 8 pm. Info: 313-598-3720.
3rd Sunday, 1:45-4 pm
Notch Poets and Master Storytellers meets at Cactus Pete’s, 9735
Conant Ave., Hamtramck, between Caniff and Holbrook.
3rd Sunday, 2 pm
The Broadside Press Poet’s Theater meets at Detroit-Mercy’s
McNichol’s Campus (McNichols & Livernois) in Student Center
Building’s Grind Coffee House. Featured poets and open mic
Info: 313 371-0948 or 313 896-8921, www.broadsidepress.org,
3rd Sunday, 2:30 –
Musing Poetry and Music Cafe, at Scarab Club,217 Farnsworth, Detroit;
across from the DIA. Collaborative expression and open mic. Hosted by
Ann Holdreith. Info: 248-583-7765
Poetry Workshop 7:30-10 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Saginaw on Tittabawassee
across from Meijer’s. Bring 10 copies of poems to workshop.
No fee; all welcome. Information: 989-892-1429.
2nd Monday, 5-8 pm
Poetry on the River at Rumors on the River (restaurant/bar, comics welcomed),
8900 East Jefferson, Detroit, 48214, contact Sarella Johnson, 313-615-0545,
Every Monday, 8 pm
BYTETHIS Poetry Series at Cliff Bells, 2030 Park Ave
Detroit. Poetry, comedy, monologues, and music/singing. $5 admission.
Info: Lashaun phoenix Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st & 3rd Tuesdays,
Poets & Playwrights group meets at Wyandotte City Hall, 3131 Biddle,
2nd floor, Wyandotte. Info: email@example.com
1st Tuesday, 7 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry Slam meets at Heidelberg Restaurant, 215 Main Street.
$5 cover public; $4 slammers. Info: 810-231-5435.
3rd Tuesday, 7-9 pm
Poets & Writers Night at Borders, 4135 Miller Road off I-75. Featured
and community writers. Info: Nancy Tucker. firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Wednesday, 7 pm
“The Write Characters” fiction, non-fiction writers and poets.
Bloomfield/Royal Oak area. Info: Karen Hildebrandt, 248-417-2915, email@example.com.
a literary arts magazine, seeks good poetry, short fiction (1500 words,
max), and b/w artwork or photography. Google the magazine at thirdwednesday.org
or submit via the Internet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Wednesday, 7-9 pm
The Rampant ‘Riters meet at Livonia Civic Center Library, 3rd floor
conference room, 32777 Five Mile,W of Farmington Rd., Livonia (Apr ‘07
will be on 3rd Wed.) Free, all welcome. Info: email@example.com
or Marian 248-890-7838
1st Thursday, 6-8 pm
Pages, Poetry and Scribes meets at Southfield Public Library. Open mic
series.Host Ber-Henda with DJ Andre Royster, 248-910-5402 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Thursday, 7-10 pm
Rochester Writers’ Group meets at Barnes & Noble, Rochester
Rd.N of Auburn. Fiction, non-fiction & poetry.
3rd Thursday, 6:30 pm
Poets Follies Reading Series, Ewald Branch Library, 15175 East Jefferson,
Grosse Pointe Park. Featured readers, open mic. Hosted by Marick Press.
To book readings call 313-886-2051 or email@example.com
3rd Thursday, 7-9 pm
Troy Writers Workshop meets for prose manuscript critiquing and publishing
support. For info on the group and its application process: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd Thursday, 7:30-9:30
The Gathering of Writers meets at Plymouth Coffee Bean, Info: Annie Horvath
4th Thursday, 7:30 pm
Live Poets Society meets at Rose Room/Vanier Hall,Wyandotte at the Huron
Church,Windsor, Sept-June. Info: Irvine Barat 519-969-5174
Friday, 12-2 pm
Ridgewriters meets at Welcoming Center in Heritage Park, Farmington Road
between 10 and 11 Mile Rd.Workshop group, all genres, bring 10 copies.
Info: 313-255-5048 www.Ridgewriters.com
3rd Friday, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Poetic Travelers meet at Lawrence Street Gallery, 22620 Woodward Avenue,
Suite A, Ferndale, MI 48220. Featured performers and open mic hosted by
Tonja Dudley Bagwell
email@example.com. Free and open
2nd Saturday, 11 am/1 pm
The new Detroit Writer’s Guild meets at the United Methodist Church,
18600 Conant Avenue, Detroit. Board of Directors meet at 11 am, general
membership at 1 pm. Annual dues begin at $50. Info: Herb Metoyer 248)-425-0987
4th Saturday, 10 am –
Novi Writers meet at the Novi Public Library, 45275 W. Ten Mile (almost
one mile west of Novi Rd.).Aspiring as well as working writers welcome.
A smaller monthly MS critique session on Thursday evenings is currently
open. Info: Kathy Mutch, 248-224- 4211 or see novilibrary.org
calendar of events.
Your Editor appreciates being notified of any additions,
deletions, or changes to the Ongoing Calendar. Send updates to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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