Wednesday, May 17, 2017

#MotownWriters: The Art of Juggling by #MichLit Author @SylviaJordan



There is a lot of talk these days about work-life balance, and no wonder.  Cultural and technological shifts – not to mention economic need – has us running around like proverbial hamsters on the wheel.  

Humanity seems more stressed than ever before, and the marketplace has responded with a plethora of books, lectures and modalities on how we can balance our obligations with fun in order to maintain our mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Dr. Sylvia Jordan’s The Art of Juggling: The Successful Women’s Guide to Balancing Life is a refreshing, no-holds-barred take on life balance.  She does not rely on the popular lingo of the day, but uses plain language – and a healthy dose of tough love – to demonstrate how we can lead very full but efficient, purposeful and joyous lives.  

What sets Jordan apart from other experts is her willingness to tell the unvarnished the truth – juggling takes mental discipline, not only when our pins are in the air, but when we are choosing those pins. It begins with an honest assessment of our lives as they currently are.  

Do we lack the time to go back to school, volunteer at a charity or fulfill some other goal we have? While this many seem to be the case, an examination of our routine will likely reveal that a portion of each day is spent on burdens that are not ours to carry. 

Chock full of practical advice and a-ha! moments, The Art of Juggling encourages us to get clear on what matters most. Becoming an expert juggler is not about that “superwoman” label often bandied about, but about understanding that we have the capability and the right to achieve and maintain everything life has to offer.


What I found most compelling with Jordan’s telling of her own mother’s story. What greater juggling act can there be than raising nine children? 

Her book is a must-read!  Get the book on Amazon or at www.SylviaJordan.com 


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Auburn Hills Writers' May Session

Hello Writers!
Our group meets Thursday, May 18th, at 6:30 pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.  


Writers' Conferences and Events:

When on Facebook, check out our page:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/519411564784720/

See you Thursday!


Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
"Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011"

Monday, May 8, 2017

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan via @libraryofmich @mlaoffice Family Engagement in Early Learning

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan

Save the Dates for ECRR in Michigan

Cathy Lancaster
The 2017 Webinar Dates with Sue McCleaf Nespeca on Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan are set!  Sign-up for the following will begin in mid-November, but mark your calendars now for 2:00 PM-3:00 PM on the following dates:
· Thursday, January 5:  Mixed-Aged Storytimes
· Thursday, May 11:  Family Engagement in Early Learning
· Tuesday, July 11:  Storytime Basics
· Thursday, September 7:  Working with Early Childhood Educators & Volunteers in Early Literacy Learning
· Tuesday, November 28: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan wrap-up!

3 Additional ECRR Workshops will take place around the state during the week of March 20-25, 2017.  Sue McCleaf Nespeca will be leading the interactive workshops; details on locations and times to be announced soon.
  
The monthly ECRR in Michigan Newsletter will continue through December, 2017.  Be sure to join us in these exciting opportunities with ECRR in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact me at LancasterC5@michigan.gov or 517-335-8129.

This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan via @libraryofmich @mlaoffice Family Engagement in Early Learning

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan

Save the Dates for ECRR in Michigan

Cathy Lancaster
The 2017 Webinar Dates with Sue McCleaf Nespeca on Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan are set!  Sign-up for the following will begin in mid-November, but mark your calendars now for 2:00 PM-3:00 PM on the following dates:
· Thursday, January 5:  Mixed-Aged Storytimes
· Thursday, May 11:  Family Engagement in Early Learning
· Tuesday, July 11:  Storytime Basics
· Thursday, September 7:  Working with Early Childhood Educators & Volunteers in Early Literacy Learning
· Tuesday, November 28: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan wrap-up!

3 Additional ECRR Workshops will take place around the state during the week of March 20-25, 2017.  Sue McCleaf Nespeca will be leading the interactive workshops; details on locations and times to be announced soon.
  
The monthly ECRR in Michigan Newsletter will continue through December, 2017.  Be sure to join us in these exciting opportunities with ECRR in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact me at LancasterC5@michigan.gov or 517-335-8129.

This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan via @libraryofmich @mlaoffice Family Engagement in Early Learning

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan

Save the Dates for ECRR in Michigan

Cathy Lancaster
The 2017 Webinar Dates with Sue McCleaf Nespeca on Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan are set!  Sign-up for the following will begin in mid-November, but mark your calendars now for 2:00 PM-3:00 PM on the following dates:
· Thursday, January 5:  Mixed-Aged Storytimes
· Thursday, May 11:  Family Engagement in Early Learning
· Tuesday, July 11:  Storytime Basics
· Thursday, September 7:  Working with Early Childhood Educators & Volunteers in Early Literacy Learning
· Tuesday, November 28: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan wrap-up!

3 Additional ECRR Workshops will take place around the state during the week of March 20-25, 2017.  Sue McCleaf Nespeca will be leading the interactive workshops; details on locations and times to be announced soon.
  
The monthly ECRR in Michigan Newsletter will continue through December, 2017.  Be sure to join us in these exciting opportunities with ECRR in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact me at LancasterC5@michigan.gov or 517-335-8129.

This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

All BOOKED Up hosted by #MichLit Authors: @traceethewriter & @HEugeneWrites May 6th 1-4pm


All Booked UP hosted by Twin Pens founders, H. Eugene and Tracee Boyd.

This is going to be a BOOK LOVERS event. it will take place in Southfield, MI and will showcase authors of all genres and their wonderful books. There will also be raffles, food, drinks, jewelry, and wellness vendors all under one roof.

Authors spend hours, days, weeks, months, and years to bring their books to market. Often, fans of their work are limited to meeting and engaging with them due to having few events, such as this. Come on out and support your favorite author and add a few more to that list.

General admission is $1.00. The event will take place in room 115

Twitter Contact: 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

All BOOKED Up hosted by #MichLit Authors: @traceethewriter & @HEugeneWrites May 6th 1-4pm


All Booked UP hosted by Twin Pens founders, H. Eugene and Tracee Boyd.

This is going to be a BOOK LOVERS event. it will take place in Southfield, MI and will showcase authors of all genres and their wonderful books. There will also be raffles, food, drinks, jewelry, and wellness vendors all under one roof.

Authors spend hours, days, weeks, months, and years to bring their books to market. Often, fans of their work are limited to meeting and engaging with them due to having few events, such as this. Come on out and support your favorite author and add a few more to that list.

General admission is $1.00. The event will take place in room 115

Twitter Contact: 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan via @libraryofmich @mlaoffice

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan

Save the Dates for ECRR in Michigan

Cathy Lancaster
The 2017 Webinar Dates with Sue McCleaf Nespeca on Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan are set!  Sign-up for the following will begin in mid-November, but mark your calendars now for 2:00 PM-3:00 PM on the following dates:
· Thursday, January 5:  Mixed-Aged Storytimes
· Thursday, May 11:  Family Engagement in Early Learning
· Tuesday, July 11:  Storytime Basics
· Thursday, September 7:  Working with Early Childhood Educators & Volunteers in Early Literacy Learning
· Tuesday, November 28: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan wrap-up!

3 Additional ECRR Workshops will take place around the state during the week of March 20-25, 2017.  Sue McCleaf Nespeca will be leading the interactive workshops; details on locations and times to be announced soon.
  
The monthly ECRR in Michigan Newsletter will continue through December, 2017.  Be sure to join us in these exciting opportunities with ECRR in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact me at LancasterC5@michigan.gov or 517-335-8129.

This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Auburn Hills Writers @ Auburn Hills Library April 20th 630pm (@ahplibrary)

Hello Writers!
Our group meets Thursday, April 20th, at 6:30 pm in the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.  

Agenda:
  • Discussion
  • Writing Exercise
  • Critique Criteria (a "must" for members after the second visit):
    • two pages, double spaced 
    • 12 pt font
    • bring seven copies

Writers' Conferences:


Member Blogs:


When on Facebook, check out our page:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/519411564784720/

See you Thursday!


Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
"Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011"


#MichLit Radio Wed Apr 19th 530pm EST w/host @andi2747 w/Marcus Allen Weldon "The Santa Shooter"

Wednesday, April 19 at 5:30p, Michigan Literary Network Radio host Andrea Daniel is on the air with debut author Marcus Allen Weldon, to talk about his book "The Santa Shooter." Tune in online at http://tobtr.com/s/9965489 or call in to listen live to (646) 915-9177. #MWN #MichLitRadio

Monday, April 10, 2017

All BOOKED Up hosted by #MichLit Authors: @traceethewriter & @HEugeneWrites


All Booked UP hosted by Twin Pens founders, H. Eugene and Tracee Boyd.

This is going to be a BOOK LOVERS event. it will take place in Southfield, MI and will showcase authors of all genres and their wonderful books. There will also be raffles, food, drinks, jewelry, and wellness vendors all under one roof.

Authors spend hours, days, weeks, months, and years to bring their books to market. Often, fans of their work are limited to meeting and engaging with them due to having few events, such as this. Come on out and support your favorite author and add a few more to that list.

General admission is $1.00. The event will take place in room 115

Twitter Contact: 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

#MotownWriters @Meetup w/@TumikaPatrice ‏Cain - What Savvy Authors Need to Know TODAY!!



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    5201 Woodward Ave., DetroitMI (edit map)

  • 3rd flr Literary Arts Room
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    TOPIC: Navigating the Waters - What Savvy Authors Need to Know 

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    Tumika Patrice Cain is an award-winning author, media personality, motivational speaker, and publisher whose works centers around uplifting, encouraging and empowering others to live the abundant life.  She is also an accomplished poet; founder of the Say What?? Book Club; and host of the internet radio shows Living Abundantly with Tumika Patrice Cain, In The Spotlight, and Say What?? Author Spotlights.  In addition, she is a respected book reviewer, a contributing writer for Fresh Lifestyle Magazine, and editor for two independent publishing companies. She's also a former book reviewer and columnist for PEN'Ashe & BLOG Magazines. A champion for indie authors, she works tirelessly to level the playing field to bring exposure to those authors who excel at their craft, but whose marketing budgets are limited.  Inkscriptions Publishing & Media Group, her publishing/media company, offers a myriad of book publishing services. Living by the motto of each one reach one, each one teach one, Tumika shares her passion for purpose and for life with all who cross her path.  She is the 2013 recipient of a Spoken Word Billboard award for her debut novel, Season of Change (December 2012), a novel that has since been re-released under her imprint Inkscriptions Publishing with the new title: When a Man Loves a Woman: A Season of Change in December 2015, When a Man Loves a Woman 2: A Love Divine (April 2016);  After the Rain…a Poetry Collective (March 2014) ;and The Heart of a Woman (August 2015). Also to her publishing credit is the award-winning novel, The Wanderer's Game by author Keri D. Singleton. Tumika's works have been published in numerous magazines, anthologies, newsletters and periodicals.

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