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MARVIN X BOOK SIGNING & TOUR 2002
To book author, playwright, and activist Marvin X for a book signing,
screening, or reading, call him (510) 798-9155 or Edsel at (510)
451-5231.  OR send a letter of invitation to Marvin X, Recovery Theatre,
Inc., 3116 38th Avenue #304, Oakland, California 94619, or send an email
to xblackxmanx@aol.com and visit the website at www.marvinx.com.  Author
of The Kings and Queens of Black Consciousness and One Day In The Life.


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Sunday, October 27
Tara Betts and Nikki Patin will feature with Wardell Montgomery and JB
the MD at The Grand Café at 33316 Grand River Avenue in Farmington on
Sunday, October 27 at 6 p.m.  There will be Open Mic and NO COVER. 
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Black Ink is hosting an all star line up 2002 of slam participants at The
Key Club at 1440 East Franklin Avenue on Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m. We
are looking forward to showcasing such amazing talent as Angela Jones,
Becky Austin, Benjamin Jones, Aurora Harris, Canada's Shane Koryzan,
Khary Kimani Turner, and an array of Black Ink Collective poets. Tickets
are $15 for singles and $20 for couples.  For more information and ticket
sales, contact members of the Black Ink Collective at (313) 610-2437 or
at b_inkqua@yahoo.com.
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Ascended Visions presents “Rebirth of the Cool” hosted by at Bilal Malik
Mutawassim at Bert’s Marketplace at 2727 Russell Street in the Eastern
Market Area of Detroit every Sunday.  Featured performers Inohs Sivad on
October 27 at 6 p.m.  For more information, call (313) 507-1684.
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A new poetry night called POETIC JUSTICE: An Urban Poetry Affair will be
held every Sunday Night from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. beginning October 27 at The
Motor City Resource Center at 17405 Lahser Road in Detroit hosted by Karl
King. There will be featured performers, open mic poetry, a chill
atmosphere, complimentary drinks, and a full menu available by Frank's
Creative Catering all for a donation of $15.  A portion of proceeds to
benefit Motor City Blightbusters.
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JEPHTHAH'S DAUGHTER: A LAMENT FOR WOMEN'S VOICES, PIANO, GUITAR, WOODBLOCK AND DUMBECK, will be performed at Gesu Church at 17204 Oak
Drive in Detroit on Sunday October 27 at 4 p.m. The text of the lament is
by premier poet ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER, based on the biblical text from
the book of Judges, chapter 11. Alicia Suskin Ostriker and composer Moshe
Budmor will discuss the work after the performance. A reception will
follow. The event is FREE and open to the general public.
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Plowshares Theatre Company and the Music Hall Center for the Performing
Arts will present Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies" at the Music
Hall at 350 Madison Avenue in downtown Detroit until Sunday, November 3.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday
and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. with a performance on November 2 at 8
p.m.  Harlem Night begins at The Gem Theatre at 333 Madison Avenue at
5:30 with Opening Night at the Music Hall at 8 p.m.  Tickets are from $22
to $44.  Group rates are available.  For more information, contact
producing artistic director Gary Anderson at (313) 872-0279 or by email
at plowshares@earthlink.net and/or visit the website at
www.plowshares.org.
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Wednesday, October 30
Poet Laureate of Detroit Naomi Long Madgett will be inducted into The
Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame at the Novi Hilton Hotel at 21111 Haggerty
Road in Novi on Wednesday, October 30.  There will be a Reception and
cash bar at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., and a program at 7:45 p.m.
Donation is 100 dollars.  An RSVP is expected by Friday, October 4.  For
more information, call (517) 484-1880 or (517) 372-9772 or email
mail@michiganwomenshalloffame.org.
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The Writer's Voice of the YMCA of Metro Detroit will host Alf Bicknell
(road manager for The Beatles during their touring years) at The Scarab
Club on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m.  He will discuss his
experiences with "The Fabulous Four" from his book, Ticket to Ride.
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Thursday, October 31
The Latino Poets’ Association will host its ANNUAL HALLOWEEN GATHERING on
Thursday, October 31 at 7 p.m.  For more information, contact Executive
Director Jacqueline Rae Rawlson Sanchez at jacquerae64@juno.com or (313)
843-2352.
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NOVEMBER 2002 FEATURES
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Friday, November 1
Tuere Mwandishi cordially invites all single eligible bachelors and
bachelorettes to attend a Birthday Get-Together for Kimberly Davis at THE
KEY CLUB at 1440 East Franklin Street (off East Jefferson between Rivard
& Riopelle and above the Franklin East Restaurant) on Friday, November 1
at 9:30 p.m.  Because this party is incorporated into the regular club
night, there will be a $5 donation at the door. There will be a live band
performing.
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The Cream Café (formerly known as Dreams of Cream) at 25849 Lahser Road @
Civic Center Drive in Southfield will be having it’s BRAND OPENING
Celebration on Friday, November 1 at 6 p.m. hosted by Fluent. Saturday
and Sunday will include performances from local musicians.  For more
information, please call (248) 945-9464
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The Scarab Club will hold its 33rd Annual Photography Exhibition in the
Main Gallery at 217 Farnsworth Avenue in Detroit from Wednesday, October
30 through Saturday, November 30.  A First Firday Artists' Reception will
be hosted on November 1 at 7:15 p.m. and awards from the juror's critique
at 8 p.m. 
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To place an ad in the And Now My Soul Can Sing! souvenir booklet, send
camera ready advertisements with a check or money order payable to
Etheridge Knight Inc. in the appropriate amount to Etheridge Knight, Inc.
Post Office Box 18043, Indianapolis, Indianapolis 46218.  Deadline is
Friday, November 1.  Include full name, business name, complete address
including zip code, area code and telephone number, and total amount
paid.  Full page ads are $75, half page ads are $50, quarter page ads are
$35, and business card ads are $20.
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Urban Organic is developing a Program Booklet for its Fall Festival on
Saturday, November 30. Those who want to show support for "Detroit’s
burgeoning art and music movement" will get exposure through the tabletop
style Program Booklet. Business cards ads are only $50.  For a detailed
price schedule, email drake@urban-organic.net or call (248) 353-2892
before Friday, November 1. 
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Saturday, November 2
Romance writer Karen White Owens hosted a Booksigning Party for As Long
as There is Love at Waldenbooks in the Wonderland Mall in Livonia on
Saturday, November 2 from 1-3 p.m.
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Monday, November 4
Ella Singer will feature at the Slamtramck series at The Urban Break
Coffee House at 10200 Joseph Campau Street in Hamtramck on Monday,
November 4 at 9 p.m.
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Tuesday, November 5
The Downriver Poets & Playwrights will host their meeting at Big Boy
Restaurant at Fort and Sibley Streets in Riverview at 7 p.m.
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Thursday, November 7
The CROSSXROADS POETS & WRITERS SERIES will feature Donna De Meyer at The
Plymouth Coffee Bean Company at 884 Penniman Avenue in Plymouth on
Thursday, November 7 at 8 p.m.  This event is FREE and open to the
general public.
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The Detroit Repertory Theatre will present its 2001-2002 Best Play and
Actor Awards will be given at a Black Tie Fundraising Event at 13101
Woodrow Wilson Drive in Detroit on Thursday, November 7.  There is a 50
donation and all proceeds benefit the Repertory Renewal Program. For more
information, call Director of Development Maryl Kacir at (313) 868-1347.
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The Detroit Repertory Theatre will open its regular season at 13101
Woodrow Wilson Drive in Detroit on Thursday, November 7 with the World
Premiere of the comedy, WHAT NEXT? by Jason Alexander.  Regular
performances run Thursdays and Fridays at 8:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m.
and 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  For more information,
call Director of Development Maryl Kacir at (313) 868-1347.
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DEADLINE: UPLIFTING POEMS WANTED from current and former Latino Poets
Association members for the Christmas issue of LPA Express.  Submission
deadline is Thursday, November 7.  Send poems to Jacqueline Rae Rawlson
Sanchez at jacquerae64@juno.com with CHRISTMAS ISSUE SUBMISSION in the
subject.
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Professor Michael Ferrell will facilitate a series of six lectures on
"American Art of the West" at The Scarab Club at 217 Farnsworth Avenue in
Detroit on Thursdays, beginning November 7 through December 12 from 1-3
p.m.  There is a $75 donation for the series.  To pre-register, call
(313) 832-2022.
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Friday, November 8
The Etheridge Knight Festival of the Arts and the Indiana Historical
Society will present the play, "And Now My Soul Can Sing!" at the Indiana
Historical Society at 450 West Ohio Street in Indianapolis on Friday,
November 8 at 8 p.m. To place an ad in the AND NOW MY SOUL CAN SING!
souvenir booklet, send camera ready advertisements with a check or money
order payable to Etheridge Knight Inc. in the appropriate amount to
Etheridge Knight, Inc. Post Office Box 18043, Indianapolis, Indianapolis
46218.  DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1.  Include full name, business
name, complete address including zip code, area code and telephone
number, and amount paid.  Full page ads are $75, half page ads are $50,
one-fourth page ads are $35, and business card ads are $20.
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The UpTheGrove Project will feature the Chameleon Voice Poetry Band at
Starbucks at the intersection of State and Liberty Streets in downtown
Ann Arbor on Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m.
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ACT IT OUT PRODUCTIONS presents CALLING ALL POETS at The Upper Room at
23821 Grand River Avenue (one block east of Telegraph Road) on Friday,
November 8 hosted By Tamekia “Ms. Lady” Smith and featuring special
musical guest Seven.  Ticket donation is $15 and includes food,
entertainment, and qualification for the ticket raffle, open mic, and
best dressed contest with gift giveaways.  For more information, contact
Act It Out Production at (313) 247-6448.
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In The Land of The Poets will be hosted at the Paul Robeson Theater at
The Northwest Activities Center at 18100 Meyers Road in Detroit on
Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m.  There is a $5 donation.  For tickets and
group sales, call The Ellington-White Project at (313) 342-1000.
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Saturday, November 9
The Detroit Writer’s Guild will host its Monthly Membership Meeting at
The Sheffield Center at 12048 Grand River Avenue at Wyoming Avenue on
Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m.  There will be a Board Meeting immediately
before and a Writer’s Workshop immediately following.  Contact Board
Chair Sharon Stanford or Executive Director Heather Buchanan Gueringer at
(313) 897-2551.
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Dr. Althea Armstrong will feature in a Satirical One-woman Presentation
at The Scarab Club at 217 Farnsworth Avenue in Detroit on Saturday,
November 9 at 7:30 p.m.  This event is sponsored by The Writer's Voice
and is FREE and open to the general public.
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The Rene King Jackson Variety Showcase will debut at the Paul Robeson
Theater at The Northwest Activities Center at 18100 Meyers Road in
Detroit on Saturday, November 9 at 4 p.m.  There is a $20 donation. For
tickets and group sales, call The Ellington-White Project at (313)
342-1000.
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Sunday, November 10
Horizons In Poetry series hosted by Ron Allen will celebrate its 20th
Anniversary at The 1st Unitarian Universalist Church at 4605 Cass Avenue
in Detroit on Sunday, November 10 beginning with dinner 5:30 p.m. and a
program at 7:30 p.m. This event is FREE and open the general public.
Donations are welcome and appreciated.  For more information, call
671-3583.
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Monday, November 11
FIERI Metro-Detroit will hold CAPPUCCINO CHATS at Borders Books in Utica
at 45290 Utica Park Boulevard off Hall Road and M-59 every 2nd Monday of
the month at 7 p.m.  Come join FIERI to speak, listen and learn the
Italian language. For more information, contact Vice President of
Education Noelle Morabito at (586) 567-6798.  This event is sponsored by
FIERI Metro Detroit, Post Office Box 1013, Royal Oak, Michigan 48068,
(248) 584-1128.  Check out the website at www.fieri.org. Future dates
include December 9.
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The Garden City Fine Arts Association will host an Annual Exhibit and
Sale in the lobby at 30100 Ford Road in Sheridan Square from Monday,
November 11 through Friday, November 15 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and on
Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.  An Artist's Reception and
Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, November 11 at 7 p.m.  For more
information, contact Don Hewlett at (313) 272-3548 or at
donhewlett@aol.com.
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Tuesday, November 12
Cheri L. Roberts will feature at the OPEN MIC WITH THE BAREFOOT POET
series at Barnes & Noble at 17111 Haggerty Road in Northville on Tuesday,
November 12 at 7:30 p.m.  This event is FREE and open to the general
public.
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The Eastern Arts Collective Advisory Board will meet at the Eastern
Campus of Wayne County Community College District at 5901 Conner Avenue
on Tuesday, November 12 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Subsequent meetings will be
held in 2003 on March 11, May 13, July 8, September 9, and November 11.
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Barret Watten and Carla Harryman will host New Poetics at The Scarab Club
on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m.  Featured readers include Brian Kim
Stefans author of Gulf and Angry Penquins and editor of Arras Online, a
magazine of contemporary poetics, and Caroline Bergvall, Director of
Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts.  This event is
sponsored by The Writer's Voice and is FREE and open to the general
public.
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Wednesday, November 13
The 2nd Annual "African-Americans Unity and Progress," Essay Contest for
youth between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. The grand prize is $100.
Contestants must write a two hundred fifty to three hundred fifty word
essay entitled, "What we as African-Americans can do to increase the
unity and progress in the black community" and enter it by the deadline
on Wednesday, November 13. The top ten contestants will be notified by
Tuesday, November 19. Essays may be delivered to the Black Star Community
Bookstore, mailed to Static Publishing, Post Office Box 23691, Detroit,
Michigan 48223-9998, or emailed to Static2000g.@Hotmail.com. For more
information or answers to questions, contact Kahn Davison at (313)
598-8396.
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Friday, November 15
There will be an Open Mic Jam Session at Vanguard Community Development
Corporation at 2791 East Grand Boulevard near I-75 on Friday, November 15
from 6-8 p.m.
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Friday, November 15
Romance writer Karen White Owens hosted a Booksigning Party for As Long
as There is Love at Waldenbooks in the Renaissance Center in downtown
Detroit on Friday, November 15 from 1-3 p.m. 
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Saturday, November 16
The International Women Writing Guild will host its Monthly Membership
Meeting at the Carl Sandburg Library at 30100 West 7 Mile Road west of
Middlebelt Road in Livonia on Saturday, November 16 from 1-5 p.m. Iris
Underwood will facilitate a “Writing Your Legacy” workshop.
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The Detroit Writer’s Guild will host its Annual Fundraiser at The Art
Exchange Gallery at 2966 Woodward Avenue on Saturday, November 16 from
7-11 p.m.  Donation is 60 dollars in advance and 75 dollars at the door.
For more information, call (313) 897-2551.
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The Unity Theater Company will host its 5th Anniversary Performance with
Fruit From A Tainted Tree, written and directed by George T. Pitchford,
at the HDCC on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.  There is a donation of
15 dollars.  For more information about these and another events, call
(313) 495-9113 or email HDCC@juno.com.
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Brian Tell & The Chameleon Voice will perform at the Annual Book and
Literature Fair sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Washtenaw
County at 2935 Birch Hollow Drive in Ann Arbor on Saturday, November 16
at 7 p.m.  This event is sponsored by the JCC and the SEM-NWU.  For more
information, contact Ken Wachsberger at (734) 971-3868.
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The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Washtenaw County and the Southeast
Michigan Unit of the National Writers Union (SEM-NWU) will present its
second annual showcase of area Jewish writers in an evening of poetry,
prose, and plays. THEN THERE WAS THE WORD will be held at the JCC at 2935
Birch Hollow Drive in Ann Arbor on Saturday, November 16 from 8-11 p.m.
For more information, contact Ken at (734) 971-3868 or at
eng_wachsber@online.emich.edu.
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Sunday, November 17
Gerri Stone and Mindy LaPere will feature at BROADSIDE POETS THEATER at
LeCaféthé at 2445 West Grand Boulevard on Sunday, November 17 at 3 p.m.
Writing Workshop begins at 2 p.m. followed by Open Mic and the Featured
Reading.  Donation is 3 dollars.  For more information, call Willie
Williams at (313) 884-0766.
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THE ARTISTS AMONG US/POETS AMONG US/MUSICIANS AMONG US EXHIBIT sponsored
by the Wayne County Council of Arts, History, & Humanities will debut at
the Grosse Pointe Artists Association at 1005 Maryland Street in Grosse
Pointe on Sunday, November 17 from 6-9 p.m.  The exhibit will last until
November 29.  Cash awards and citations will be presented to the award
winning and participating exhibitors at this event.  For more
information, contact Robert Maniscalco at (313) 886-2993.  This event is
FREE and open to the general public.   Check out the website at
www.wayneArts.org.
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Gerri Stone and Mindy LaPere will feature at the FEED THE POETS series at
The Del Rio Bar at 122 West Washington Avenue in Ann Arbor on Sunday,
November 17 at 2 p.m.  For more information, contact Esther Hurwitz at
legba42@earthlink.net (734) 971-4314.
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Linda Sienkiewicz will feature at THE SAVANNAH SERIES at The Plymouth
Coffee Bean Company at 884 Penniman Avenue in Plymouth on Sunday,
November 17 at 7:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Donna de Meyer at
(313) 248-2396.  This event is FREE and open to the general public.
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The Unity Theater Company will host its 5th Anniversary Performance with
FRUIT FROM A TAINTED TREE, written and directed by George T. Pitchford,
at the HDCC on Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m.  There is a donation of 10
dollars.  For more information about these and another events, call (313)
495-9113 or email HDCC@juno.com.
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There will be "Chamber Music At The Scarab Club" featuring 69 Strings
with music for the harp, violin, guitar, and strings, and mezzo contralto
Candace de Lattre on Sunday, November 17 at 7 p.m.  There is a $15
donation for members and $18 for the general public.  For tickets, call
(248) 477-1487.
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Monday, November 18
Liberty R. O. Daniels will feature the M3 Third Monday series at The
Urban Break Coffee House at 10200 Joseph Campau Street in Hamtramck on
November 18 at 9 p.m. 
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Tuesday, November 19
Romance writer Karen White Owens will host a Book Brunch at Mount Clemens
Public Library at 150 Cass Avenue in Mount Clemens on Tuesday, November
19 from 12-1 p.m.
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ArtServe of Michigan will host its 17th Annual Governor's Awards Gala at
the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Avenue in
Dearborn on Tuesday, November 19.  For more information, call (313)
943-3095.
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Members of the Flint Area Writers will perform at Poets & Writer's Night
at Borders Books Music Café at 4135 Miller Road in Flint on Tuesday,
November 19 at 7 p.m.
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Wednesday, November 20
Deadline for the Lit Magazine writing contest is Wednesday, November 20.
Submit five to eight poems or twenty-five hundred words of prose on any
topic in any style to Lit Magazine, 47448 Pontiac Train #170, Wixom,
Michigan 48393. 
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