Pitch Your Story Competition

Oct. 10, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to convince a panel of journalists to publish your story? Find out at The Detroit Writing Room's Pitch Your Story Competition.

Presenters get 3 minutes to pitch their business, nonprofit, event, cause or personal story in front of a panel of judges from the media. Your pitch should include why your story deserves to be told and what makes it newsworthy.

The first place winner will have their story published online and in a print issue of SEEN Magazine. The second place winner will have their story published online at seenthemagazine.com.

Judges include:

  • Kevin Browett, SEEN Publisher and President of Renaissance Media Solutions

  • Stephanie Steinberg, Detroit Writing Room Founder and SEEN Managing Editor

  • Dorothy Hernandez, Detroit Writing Room Coach, SEEN Copy Editor and Model D Managing Editor

  • Bill Vlasic, Detroit Writing Rom Coach and former New York Times Detroit Bureau Chief

We are excited to announce our 10 finalists who will be competing in Pitch Your Story!

Matthew Chatlin, GladiatorVeg sustainable fast food

Kendra Corman, Hope Against Trafficking

Peter Forhan, Puracycle

Chantele Jones, VDaLish: Vegan Cuisine & Desserts

Kristel LeBron, Detroit Foodies

Lou Lobsinger, Detroit Grooming Company

Ernestine Lyons, Linglobal, LLC

Tani Robinson, Detroit Grizzley

Joe Savalle, Love For A Child nonprofit

Ber-Henda Williams, The Power of Girlhood


The public is welcome to watch the competition. Early bird tickets are $10 until Sept. 30. General admission is $15 starting Oct. 1.