Writers Looking For A Place To Live – The Motor City May Be For You

Detroit, Michigan is the first major city in the country to declare bankruptcy. It's economically devastated and filled with abandoned homes. There's an organization called Write-A-House that is trying to match up writers and those abandon homes.

This unique program takes volunteers and teaches them the skills to refurbish the abandon homes then takes those homes and gives them to writers.

From their website: "Our mission is simple: to enliven the literary arts of Detroit by renovating homes and giving them to authors, journalists, poets, aka writers. It's like a writer-in-residence program, only in this case we are actually giving the writer the residence, forever."

"The homes are in emerging, active, and diverse neighborhoods. It won't be Beverly Hills, but maybe that's okay.We believe writers are out there – perhaps in Cleveland, Denmark, Brooklyn, or maybe out just past Eight Mile, who are interested in becoming a part of Detroit today. Or maybe they just want a home.  We would like to invite them to move in. Even if you already live in Detroit, feel encouraged to apply." – Toby Barlow

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If you are a writer and looking for a place to call home, this may just be the opportunity for you.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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