The Red Hat Legacy Mixer
Gifted Passions: Learn
to Love Your Life!
Networking Lunch & Healing
MadlyLiving, Bed and Breakfast
Sunday, June 9, 2013 | Time: 1pm - 7pm EST
Jr., Julie Williamson, Author Terri D,
Monda Webb, Monica Mathis Stowe, Candice Camille, Sharon Lucas, Ella D. Curry
and Matthew Horne
Calling All Phenomenal Women:
a catalyst for change and growth is here! Where in the world can you go and know that YOUR GIFTED PASSIONS - your talents, your worth,
and your entire being are appreciated, celebrated and showcased
in a soul-filled calming space? It happens everyday at MadlyLiving
with Candice Camille!
Whether your passion or your business - ultimately
one and the same - have the
potential to become a dream or a purpose fulfilled, you will enjoy the journey!
Join Ella Curry and the MadLiving team for a day of rest, peace, and healing
Sunday, June 9, 2013. Gather your sister friends and join the fun at MadlyLiving!
More importantly, we would like for Bookclub Members, Aspiring Authors, Entrepreneurs and Professionals
to please attend the
Hats Network Mixer
to learn how to break through the walls of shame, denial and silence that surrounds
some of the most pervasive, but under addressed areas in the African America
community. Such as: the loss of hope in our teens, colorism, job discrimination,
the effects of obesity, rape and un-disclosed incest on our mental health and
the lack of mental illness
awareness/ treatment in our community.
We are calling on women like you
to share their story of how they overcame
obstacles in life, to heal, forgive and move forward and upwards. If there are
women in the community that need our guidance and support, while pursuing their
dreams, we invite them all to join us for this day of enlightenment
and education. With your support, we can continue to educate ourselves and
other women in the community! The better choices we can all make in the pursuit
of healthier lives...the better we can serve our families, businesses and
community! Consider involving others by bringing at least 3 friends to the Red
Hats Network Mixer
We are coming together to discuss real life issues and the pressures
of being a Black
Woman, Business Owner and/or Author. You are invited to a brunch and several
mini-workshops that will allow you to speak candidly of personal experiences and the results
of living your dreams. Please
take about 20 minutes and read this entire page. Ella Curry, owner
Pearls Magazine Online, tried to provide as much information as possible on
the event, the company hosting the event and our mission to educate and
heal in 2013.
* Who Should Attend:
Mompreneurs, educators, coaches, bookclubs, make-up artists, journalists, new authors, poets, painters, consultants, musicians, entrepreneurs, personal trainers, financial, health & fitness advisors and all female business professionals. Come out and network in the tastefully appointed rooms of MadlyLiving with positive, upwardly mobile women and business owners!
No one under 18 allowed, due to the nature of the conversation and the
experiences that will be shared during the workshop.
Networking Lunch & Healing
Location: MadlyLiving, Bed and Breakfast
June 9, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
11961 Autumnwood Lane
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Check out the venue: http://www.madlyliving.com
MENU - Red Hat Legacy Lunch
Salad: Mixed Green Salad with Strawberries
Main Course: Grilled Chicken Breast
Rice Pilaf and Grilled Mixed Vegetables
Dessert: Variety of Mixed Desserts and Rolls
Seasonal fruits, variety of cheese and Godiva Chocolates
Wine; Coffee/Tea; Water or Cold Drink of Choice
Menu subject to change based on the caterer's selection
The Perfect Sisters-Day-In Event!
Hats; Red Clothing; Business Casual
Fee per guest: $110.00 for 6-hour retreat with lunch and workshops
Fee per vendor: $150.00 for 5-hour display table, panelist opportunity and
Group Discount for 5 Attendees: $520.00 for the group of 5 purchasing one ticket.
Each participant receives a 15-minute private Q&A with Ella Curry, Social Media Strategist
* Fee includes:
A 15-minute private Q&A with Ella Curry, Stand UP and Stand OUT marketing seminar,
BetterU 12 Week Health
Program, access to the Souls of Black Women health and healing workshop, light meal & snacks, 3 new
printed books, 1
and a Go Red Reusable Soho Tote
bag, all for the amazing price of $110.00 per person. Note: the books are from all genres and are for review purposes. The reader does
not get to select the books in the tote bags. One tote per guest.
Hosted by Ella Curry, President of EDC Creations
Black Pearls Magazine Online-Founder
Black Authors Network Radio-Founder
Social Media Strategist - Internet Publicist - Branding Coach
Stand UP and Stand OUT
Hosted Ella Curry, President EDC Creations Media
Activity: 2-Hour Intensive Group Seminar on the tools and trends of Internet and Social Media Marketing. Each guest will come away with the four most critical elements of
obtaining success in any marketing campaign.
There will never be a shortage of great ideas. There will always be a shortage of people who act on them. -- Tweet from
Do you have all the tools necessary to succeed in business? This element of the Red
Hats Network Mixer is a hands-on, marketing seminar where you will develop a confidence about using
Internet tools and learn the specific strategies necessary for making a successful Internet presence in any business. Ella will answer those tough questions that authors and business owners might have about conducting business
on the Internet.
This will be the FIRST time ever that Ella Curry has offered her one-on-one
services for less than $350 per hour! Each guest will have time to
"pick Ella's brain" on Internet marketing and social media
networking. Scroll down for the full break down for the seminar and the
Bringing Pride To African American Literature & Business!
Introduction to Stand UP and Stand OUT
Hosted Ella Curry, President EDC Creations
Media: A 2-Hour Intensive
seminar on the tools and trends in Internet and Social Media Marketing. Each guest will come away with the four most critical elements of guaranteeing success in any marketing campaign.
This element of the Red Hat event is a hands-on, marketing seminar where you will develop a
confidence about using Internet tools and learn the specific strategies necessary
for establishing a successful Internet presence in any business. Ella Curry will
answer those tough questions that authors and business owners might have about
conducting business on the Internet, engaging new followers and turning this
1. Preserving our heritage in the 21st Century
2. The tools of mass web communication
3. Celebrating the written word our way
4. Using technology in the spirit of Sankofa
5. Creating a road map for the future with digital resources
6. How to Become Your Own Publicist
Time Management Tools for the Busy Mompreneur
Presented by Ella Curry, President of EDC Creations Media Group. One of the largest databases of African American readers and
authors in the publishing industry. At EDC Creations, our goal is to inspire communicators and readers by giving them the tools to spread the word about quality literature! Visit our website today for more details. EDC Website:
www.edc-creations.com. Each guest will receive a 15-minute private Q&A with Ella Curry.
EDC Listen to a sample coaching session from the EDC Creations Media, New
Year events 2012: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/W4ZkPNMx
Tickets Here for the Red Hat Network Mixer
WEAR YOUR RED
HAT, OUTFIT OR DRESS!
When purchasing event
tickets or vending tables from EDC Creations, you may submit your
payment below with your credit or debit cards. Sorry, we do not accept eChecks.
Any of our services can be purchased from this page. Bring your printed receipt
(email) to the door for admission. NO admissions without the printed
receipt or letter from Ella D. Curry. No payments at the door! First
come-first served. No refunds unless the event is cancelled by Ella Curry.
Lunch starts promptly at 1pm, please try to be just a little early so we
can say a prayer and start on time! All ticket sales end Monday, May
2013. No extensions
or additions after May 21 at 8 am EST.
your full payment below.
Merely, type in the amount you are paying.
will be taken to PayPal to complete the transaction. Please scroll toward the
bottom of the PayPal page and fill out the form completely. You do not
need to setup a PayPal account to use a credit card. We will contact you at the EXACT email
address that was used to make the PayPal payment. Check this email
account within 24 hours of payment for our response. If you have
questions, submit them to Ella Curry at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Someone will reply back within 48 hours via email or a phone call, if the number
please arrive at 12:00 noon to setup your tables.
Please DO NOT
bring huge signs and banners. Your space is limited! Each vending slot
comes with a uncovered table and ONE chair. All helpers and assistants will have to
purchase the full ticket BEFORE attending the event. Tickets will not be sold at
the door. Open flames, cooked foods, pornographic materials and children or not
allowed. Bring enough change to accommodate your customers. Bring extension
cords for credit cards machines. Vendor table sharing is NOT allowed. Each vendor
will have a 15 minute Q&A with Ella Curry to discuss moving upwards in
2013. All vendors will sit on the panel discussions during the event to
share their stories. If you bring your own tablecloth, please bring a black one
to match the event's decor.
Red Hat Workshop
and Seminar Details
moment I made peace with who I am, my eyes were opened to all that I could
Quoted from Dean Jackson
YOU! Each year thousands of people — educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers — devote their time and resources to presenting
consumers with great
books and products! We want to showcase
those talents and products with our guests. The Red
Hats Network Mixer
is geared toward reaching and
engaging generations of African-American women with discussions about beauty, their relationships,
life choices and
self-esteem. As Black women, we want you to exercise
your right to define and promote our own standards in society. Let your
voices be heard!
Through the workshops and panel discussions we hope to
encourage each of you to get involved in literacy, health initiatives, and advocacy.
success, awareness and self-confidence are intrinsically linked, the workshop
below were created to ignite group conversation about the way we are reflected in
society as women of color. We will discuss how we can each serve as the catalyst, for a movement
to initiate positive
change in the media and our communities. Together we can represent the past, present and future of Black women
and all women of color!
If you agree, please join us and bring 3-5 friends to share the day.
Talk About It!
Do you find conversations about skin color, your weight or your career comfortable or uncomfortable?
Are you thriving emotionally, sexually, spiritually, financially, etc.? Are you doing work that fulfills you?
What adjustments do you need to make in your actions and thinking to get on the path to your
better life? This is a celebration of African-American beauty
and our gifts in all of its manifestations!
Join the movement; join the conversation.
know that what’s said in the meetings...stays in the meetings! All points of view,
opinions and advice will be heard and respected.
WE encourage each guest to open up enought to share their story from a place of
power and sisterhood! The idea is to help others who might be dealing with the same obstacles or challenges
the group has overcome. We pray that each guest leaves this event with
and a mind set on giving and receiving their best to themselves and others.
New Brand, A New
You: Activate the Dream
Discussion with Featured Vendors: What images, myths and stereotypes of
Black women in the media are concern to you? What challenges in business
have you overcome? Have you dealt with a relationship that stunned or
delayed your success? As a interactive group, we will spend 2 hours sharing tips and advice helping
to transform your message, ministry,
outlook on life and health awareness. As a team, we will help you get out of your own way
and stop blocking those blessings! You all have a gift, talent or story
and we are here to celebrate it!
UP, Stand Out: Make Fit a Lifestyle
The first 5 months of the year is symbolic of a new start. Most of us
created new resolutions or started new life plans. How many of you have
kept up those plans? Well it's time to "get completely fit" by
joining other sisters in discussing financial health, mental health, and
spiritual health! It's time to move forward and set new goals that are
workable. We will conduct mini-workshops on the following topics to start
the process. Each guest will be asked to share her story, tips and advice with
Mini-workshop topics of discussion:
• Our Plates Are Killing Us: Black Women and Obesity
• How to Tell a Leap of Faith from a Stupid Decision
• What Every Woman Needs to Know by Age 30 & 40
• Truth about Women, Mental Health and Self-Esteem
• Rock Your Style, Talent & Beauty Secrets
• Women Feeling Secure in Relationships
• Financial Security - Establish a "Peace of Mind" Fund
Your Actions Do Make A Difference!
* Our Hearts. Our Choice. Choose a BetterU.
receives a Go Red Reusable Soho Shopper Tote and the American Heart Association BetterU
12 Week Health Program. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women,
that’s why fighting it needs to be our
No. 1 priority. We dedicate this session to one of our fallen sisters author
Miranda Parker-Dee Stewart.
The Go Red BetterU courses provide guidance to help transform your overall health from the inside out. You’ll learn smart strategies and gain new information on improving and maintaining your health, along with the encouragement and advice of online coaches. Each week will focus on a different area to follow for a complete heart makeover. Live longer and stronger by taking 12 weeks to invest in your health.
Keep your finger on the pulse of our efforts to raise awareness
for women's heart disease.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – mothers, sisters, daughters, and
friends – and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
We will discuss the stats below and how we can become heart healthy.
• An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease.
• Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
• Heart disease causes one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
Ella D. Curry
Ella D. Curry is the president of EDC Creations Media Group. She brings more than twenty-three years of PR and marketing experience to clients in film, music, publishing and corporate event planning. Her expertise, as well as her love for all things
literary has earned her a reputation as a respected leader in the publishing/marketing industry.
Widely recognized as a leading expert on African American Internet book promotion she is asked to speak and/or moderate panels at literary events and conferences across the nation.
Her client list reads like the Who's Who Elite of publishing and with good
reason! Ella uses the latest technology and proven business models to
create golden success behind every project and book she launches into the world!
EDC Creations is the parent company of the Sankofa Literary Society, the Black Authors Network Radio Show and Black Pearls Magazine. The Sankofa Literary Society empowers independent and/or self-published authors through mentoring
programs. The popular Black Authors Network
radio program offers new authors a chance to showcase their books to
thousands of readers weekly. Black Pearls Magazine, is a online literary destination for thousands bookclubs and social network fans around the globe.
As the host of award-winning BAN Radio Show and editor of
Magazine, Ella Curry has interviewed award winning authors, celebrated journalists,
and community leaders such as: the legendary Dr. Maya Angelou,
Alexis M. Herman former U.S. Secretary of Labor, The View's Emmy award-winning co-host Sherri Shepherd, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.,
New York Times bestselling authors Walter Mosley, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Mary Frances
Berry, Winter Ramos, Mary B.
Morrison, Carl Weber, Wahida Clark and Mary Monroe.
In addition to
interviewing change agents, she has showcased such top selling authors as:
Dr. Daniel Black, Dr. Cornell West, Paula Giddings, Haki R. Madhubuti, Marita Golden,
Dr. Lakesia D. Johnson, Sonia Sanchez, social activists Dr. Dorothy Irene
Height and Jayne Cortez, social psychologist Wade W. Nobles, Olympian Devon Harris, children's book author Eloise Greenfield,
and Dr. Bernard Walker
While providing media coverage for the Congressional Black Caucus
Author's Pavilion and Book Expo America for the last 5 years, Ella has found that interviewing profound
community leaders, shaped her own life and business. She has
interviewed and learned from: Dr. Julianne Malveaux, political commentator and 15th president of Bennett College,
award-winning journalist Gwen Ifill, Dr. Brenda Greene, Exec. Dir. of the Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College, Annette Gordon-Reed,
and American historian and Harvard Law School professor, and Lynn Richardson, the The Mortgage Guru and leader of MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters
Ella Curry has also interviewed award-winning actors and actresses such as Hill Harper, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning,
Tristan Wilds, Tanya Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Bern Nadette Stanis, Pam Grier, Winter Ramos of Love & Hip-Hop
NY and international, motivational speaker Lisa Nichols
from the Secret DVD. She has also been honored with interviews with musical
artists jazz great Ron
Carter, Ledisi, MC Lyte,
and the celebrated drummer Cora Coleman-Dunham.
Ms. Curry lives in Maryland with daughter. When she's not working, she loves to travel, write short stories, and chatting in Internet groups with her international group of friends. As her entrepreneurial spirit guides the way upward, she continues to involve herself in challenging, life enhancing projects. If you would like more information or have comments, you may reach her via email at: