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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Author, Erica Miner along with the Ann Arbor Book Festival will join us today @ 5pm on Michigan Literary Network Radio Show!


You can call in to listen
or ask
questions at:

646-200-4444. Or visit the show's website and listen online at: http://blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork 
and download the podcast of present and
past shows!

That's 5pm today (Wednesday). If you miss it, you can always visit the
website to listen to older shows.


Today we have lined up great

literary talent of poets and authors to connect and educate you!

A photo of Erica Miner
Erica Miner
Author of
Travels With My Lovers
Fiction Prize Winner, Direct from the Author Book Awards

Author - Screenwriter - Lecturer

Novelist, Screenwriter, Poet, Lecturer

Erica Miner has a passion for writing! In a series of interviews and articles found in these web pages, she explains her writing process and how music, poetry and her life experiences have affected her writing. Her highly intuitive writing runs the gamut of emotions, reflecting her own life's experiences.


This year's festival! May 15-17, 2009

2009 Festival Poster 2009 Festival Poster 2009 Festival Poster 2009 Festival Poster 2009 Ann Arbor Book Festival Poster

Our poster this year features four book quotes. Click any of the smaller images to see a larger representation or click here to visit our gift shop to order a full-size poster.

This year's poster design was created by David Ryan Design. You can learn more by clicking here.

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Message From the Director

As we are working on the details now for our upcoming 6th annual event, it seemed fitting to look back over our first 5 years and put together some information to share with you. As we look forward to our next 5 years, it is critical to continue to have the support of our community, especially in these challenging economic times.

Kathy Robenalt, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Book Festival

Current Events

Short Story Contest
Our annual Short Story Contest has begun. Stories may be submitted following the guidelines - click here for details.

Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead is featured on this week's Sunday New York Times Book Review cover. Colson will be at our Festival with his book Sag Harbor.

Upcoming Events

Preview a schedule for the 2009 Festival including:

- 2009 Literary Symposium

- Breakfast with the Authors

- 2009 Writer's Conference

- "The Art of the Play" at the Arthur Miller Theater

- Special Event - Fundraiser at the Michigan Theater

Guest Authors
TA Barron and Gary Schmidt will both be appearing on May 16 at this year's Festival. Please plan to come and meet them! Click here for a flyer.

Festival Headliner - Special Event with Perri Klass
Perri KlassDr. Perri Klass, pediatrician and writer, will be interviewed on May 16 by Dr. Chris Elkins, Ann Arbor pediatrician, about her many interests: medicine, family, teaching, early literacy in children, and how writing has been a theme that connects all of these for her.




And Don't forget:

Learn the basics of blogging, draw traffic to site and how to write
incredible blog posts. Each workshop comes with a resource disk and
Limited number of slots are available for only $20.00

For more information, go to: http://motownwriters.com/blogging101





Over 2 million trees are destroyed every year to make paper for the over
a quarter of million books that are made.
In an effort to raise money for our upcoming conference and to support
going green, Motown Writers Network invites twelve Michigan Writers to our
first 2009 anthology. Our theme will be based on Fairy Tales of various
genres. We do specify that the story takes place in Detroit and no more than
10,000 words. In lieu of royalties, each selected contributing author will
1 e-blast for 2009 – 2010
$50 discount on their conference fee
1 page inside of book to market themselves
various promotional opportunities that coincide with the marketing of the

If you are interested, please contact: motownwriters@yahoo.com
If you are an editor interested in donating your time, please email us also.


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