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Metro Detroit

A two-day relaxation and writing workshop designed to help female authors tap into their creative energy and produce masterpieces.

About this event

House Capacity Publishing is a self-publishing company that guides authors from the beginning stages of writing a manuscript to the final stages of publishing and marketing their projects. House Capacity is founded on the principle of going beyond limits and expectations; we operate with this mindset each time we collaborate and create with our authors. Our company understands how important it is for an author to represent his or her work in the best way possible, and we are dedicated to providing authors with the best tangible representation. We are confident that with our assistance, our authors will succeed in their various domains and genres.

Pens & Pajamas is a space to allow authors to step away from the hectic demands of life and center their focus on creating literature. We combine the light-hearted nature of a slumber party with the laser-focused outcomes of a writing conference to provide a unique and beneficial experience for all attendees.



Attendees will be housed in a double-bed suite at Hyatt Place Livonia with a roommate of choice or one who is randomly assigned. We will reach out with final details about room and roommates a week prior to the event. There is access to a complimentary "grab & go" breakfast Saturday morning as well as a pool and fitness center.


Hyatt Place Detroit/Livonia

19300 Haggerty Road

Livonia, MI 48152

What to Bring

  • A laptop/tablet

  • Access to your current manuscript (if applicable)

  • Your cutest pajamas!

Ticket Includes:

  • One night stay at Hyatt Place Livonia, double occupancy

  • Slumber party dinner, workshop breakfast and lunch

  • Writing Workshop facilitated by Kierra James, CEO of House Capacity Publishing

  • One 15-minute massage

  • Event gift box and retreat materials

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Hotel arrival and check-in

  • Welcome and attendee introductions

  • Facial and relaxation presentation

  • Dinner

  • Massages and cocktails

  • Book-board vision casting

  • Slumber party games and prizes

  • Late night swim (as time permits)

Day 2:

  • Unity Breakfast

  • Writing Workshop

  • Lunch

  • Take-aways

  • 30-Day Writing Challenge

*Please note that this is event is for women ages 21+ only. Refunds available up to 7 days before the event.

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Hosted by Kierra James
CEO, House Capacity Publishing


Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend this event?

Any woman with the desire to write a book! 

Does my book have to be finished or even started for me to attend?

Absolutely not! Even if your book is still in the infancy stages and you're still bouncing around ideas, this is the perfect space for you to gather with other creators to give your book idea room to grow!

Will I need to provide proof of vaccinations to attend?

Not at all. Your vaccination status is personal, and we respect the privacy of your vaccination status.

What COVID-19 safety measure will be taking place?

  • First, the event is limited to only 20 people, who will then be housed in a double room with a maximum of three occupants.

  • We will have masks available for those who prefer to wear them 

  • All attendees will be temperature-checked upon arrival. If you are showing symptoms of COVID, we urge you to stay home. We will issue a full refund for those who have tested positive for COVID prior to the event. 

  • Sanitizers and frequent handwashing will also be encouraged

  • Self-serve stations will be handled by staff only


Hyatt Place Detroit/Livonia

19300 Haggerty Road

Livonia, MI 48152

How many nights will we be staying?

One night. The following morning, there will be a writing workshop.

Will I be able to write a full book at the event?

If you are very ambitious, you could...but it's not the goal. The event is designed to equip you with tools and ideas to help you complete your book, whenever that happens to occur.

May I bring a guest?

Absolutely! Your guest will be responsible for purchasing her own ticket, or you will need to purchase one for her. 

Are children allowed?

No. This event is for adult women only. 

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