On October 2, Write A House will reveal the newest winner of its groundbreaking writing residency in Detroit. He or she will receive a newly renovated home in Detroit, which they get to keep, forever.

Write A House awards homes to writers in order to support the literary arts and inject creative energy into communities that are otherwise neglected. We work year-round to fulfill this mission of community engagement, neighborhood stabilization, and vocational education. In 2014, Write A House gave away its first home in Detroit to Brooklyn poet Casey Rocheteau. This summer, after fielding more than 220 applications from across the country and world, Write A House announced its shortlist of 10 finalists. These talented writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction are from nine different states, with two from right here in Detroit.

Join us as we welcome the newest addition to our Write A House family on this special night, celebrated at the pretty bungalow in NoHam/Banglatown that we are gifting to the writer. We will also feature a reading by Michigan-born novelist Matt Bell from his newly released novel Scrapper, which is set in Detroit. Pages Bookshop will be on hand for book sales. Bell, who is one of our fiction judges, will lead a Q&A with the winner after we make the announcement.

Be a part of history and be with us for this one-of-a-kind journey.

Event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating we ask that you secure your tickets in advance here.

Starts at 7pm, doors open at 6pm

Free parking is available at Jayne Field on Charles Street

A shuttle will be provided to and from the event from 6pm to 7pm, and 9pm to 10pm

Feel free to check out their Facebook event page and invite your friends and family. 

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