“Gimme Shelter!” Detroit offers free houses to writers


If you love to write and are willing to do quite a bit of it, Detroit wants you! For a minimal monthly charge, writers who are able to help with finishing touches can stake claim to a modest house in exchange for a commitment to write full time and remain in the house for a few years. The idea is to develop an artists’ community. I suspect Detroit’s financial woes have contributed to this creative venture. The labor is provided by at-risk youth, another plus. The project is officially known as Write a House. Much more cheerful than knocking down the buildings!

Shira S.


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