Write A House http://michiganradio.org en Write A House is giving free houses to writers in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/write-house-giving-free-houses-writers-detroit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What if you were a writer, a journalist, or a poet, and you were given a free house in Detroit?</span></p><p>You'd be an urban homesteader, living in the city and writing about it.</p><p>That's the idea behind a project called Write a House.</p><p>Journalist Sarah Cox is the co-founder of Write A House and explained how it works on Stateside.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">*&nbsp;<em>Listen to interview in link above. &nbsp;</em></span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 03:13:51 +0000 Stateside Staff 17839 at http://michiganradio.org Write A House is giving free houses to writers in Detroit "Write A House" opens applications for inaugural writer's residency http://michiganradio.org/post/write-house-opens-applications-inaugural-writers-residency <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Writer's residencies are common, but Write A House offers a residency that might only be possible in a city like Detroit. The group renovates vacant houses and gives them away, for free, and forever.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The unique program has opened up <a href="https://writeahouse.submittable.com/submit">its application process</a>, and in a few months, a panel of judges will select one fiction, nonfiction, or poetry writer to live in the inaugural house.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 19:29:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17657 at http://michiganradio.org "Write A House" opens applications for inaugural writer's residency A project hopes to give away rehabbed houses in Detroit to aspiring writers http://michiganradio.org/post/project-hopes-give-away-rehabbed-houses-detroit-aspiring-writers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If we could transport ourselves back to Detroit at its prime, we might barely recognize the city: The streets bustled with a population of nearly two million, lights shone in the storefronts, and the neighborhoods were full. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here how Detroit looked in the 1920s:</span></p><p>Today, the story is well known.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:54:56 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16281 at http://michiganradio.org A project hopes to give away rehabbed houses in Detroit to aspiring writers