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The Motown Literary Network has been live on blogtalkradio.com since fall of 2009, with nearly 10,000 downloads. Our 30 minute, weekly show airs Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. EST with a focus on everything related to the literary world, from the writing process to author highlights to the nuts and bolts of publishing. Although the show can be heard by listeners all over the world, and our guests may come from all over the country, our target audience is readers and writers in Michigan with an interest in the Michigan literary community. Established in 2000, Motown Writers Network and The Michigan Literary Network were created to strengthen Michigan's Literary Community. Drawing readers, writers, authors, poets and more together, the networks' mission is to connect readers to Michigan literary works, educate and connect writers and poets to resources, provide events and venues for authors to showcase their work and a lot more. To sign up for updates on The Michigan Literary Network, scroll below. Visit our website and help strengthen the Michigan Literary Network, by sending our information to other readers and writers!

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Today's guest is jounalist Amy Haimerl author of "Detroit Hustle." About our guest and her book: Journalist Amy Haimerl and her husband had been priced out of their Brooklyn neighborhood. Seeing this as a great opportunity to start over again, they decide to cash in their savings and buy an abandoned house for $35,000 in Detroit, the largest city in the United States to declare bankruptcy. As she and her husband restore the 1914 Georgian Revival, a stately brick house with no plumbing, no heat, and no electricity, Amy finds a community of Detroiters who, like herself, aren't afraid of a little hard work or things that are a little rough around the edges. Filled with amusing and touching anecdotes about navigating a real-estate market that is rife with scams, finding a contractor who is a lover of C.S. Lewis and willing to quote him liberally, and neighbors who either get teary-eyed at the sight of newcomers or urge Amy and her husband to get out while they can, Amy writes evocatively about the charms and challenges of finding her footing in a city whose future is in question. Detroit Hustle is a memoir that is both a meditation on what it takes to make a house a home, and a love letter to a much-derided city. Check her out at http://amyhaimerl.com/.
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Today's guest is Ralph Claxton, technology guru with a passion for helping authors and writers get up to speed on the technology tip, and stay there. Ralph built his first website back in 2008. During that process he learned the... more

Today's guest is Frank Joyce, editor of "The People Make the Peace: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement." Frank Joyce, a lifelong political activist, heads the board of a media production nonprofit supporting the anti-hate... more

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Today's guest is Darlene Carol Dickson, author of "Musings of an Amputee." Many books have been written extolling the virtues of mind over matter and ?how I overcame great adversity.? Darlene Carol Dickson has no intentions of... more

Today's guest is author Leticia Doss, aka "The Coffee Lady" to discuss her new book "Coffee Break." Leticia Doss is a motivational speaker, communications improvement consultant and author of "Coffee Break: Let the Truth Sting. She'll... more

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Today's guest is Aaron Foley, author of the new book How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass. By day, Aaron Foley is a copywriter at a global advertising agency based in Metro Detroit. Prior to dipping in the advertising... more
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