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Author Archives: J. M. Collins

NABJ Teams With The Ringer Internship

The Ringer and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) have joined forces to offer two internships at the Ringer that will begin in the summer of 2019. The full-time, … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

The 2019 ScreenCraft Fellowship final deadline is February 28th

If you win, we will introduce you to agents, managers producers and studio executives, and you will receive $1,000 each (up to four recipients), plus an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles later … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

How To Develop An Idea Into A Finished Documentary

Have you ever heard of Robert J. Flaherty?  He’s known as the “father” of documentary filmmaking (“Nanook of the North,” 1922). However, documentaries didn’t truly capture the attention of mainstream audiences … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Carr Center presents Tap Dance Workshops with Savion Glover!

Tap dance students, teachers, and professionals come out for the Carr Center’s workshops with Savion Glover. There will be two days of fine tuning, learning new techniques and styles here in Detroit … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

When Vodka and Watercolor Mix

Urban Sketching with a Twist Now that I have your attention (ahem), I can come clean. I’m not talking about drinking cosmopolitans or martinis — I’ll save that for a … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

5 Elements for Building Picture-Book Characters: Choosing a Name

Names should be word pictures of the character. Michelle Knudsen named her character Big Mean Mike. Would Big Mean Joshua carry the same impact? What kind of character might you … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Will Work for Impact: Fundamentals of Investigative Journalism

Investigative reporting can seem daunting. By definition, it involves uncovering a problem someone would prefer to keep secret. It requires critical thinking, persistence, courage and optimism. It can be lonely work. … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Create an Author Website in 24 Hours or Less

Every author needs their own website, even if they haven’t published anything yet. Social media platforms come and go, but having your own website is critical for building a platform, … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Portrait Painting: Rembrandt’s Techniques

Join artist Kristy Gordon as she breaks down Rembrandt’s signature style, using reference photos and detailed demonstrations to teach techniques you can incorporate into your own portrait art. For unlimited … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vagina Monologues Coming to Detroit

Vagina Monologues Sunday, February 24, 2019 International Institute 111 E. Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202

February 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

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