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Free Houses For Writers in Detroit

writeahouseWrite a House, a writer’s in residence program in Detroit, has a sweet offer for those of you looking for a little space to write a book: Help fix up a house and live there rent free so that you can work on writing. The house will be 80 percent habitable and the writer-in-residence will be required to fix up the rest.

Here is more from Write a House’s website: “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.

To apply, you need to submit a three-page writing sample, a resume and a two paragraph statement on why you want to move to Detroit. The winners will be selected based on their writing skills, their likely contribution to the local community and financial need. The committee will select half of the writers from the Detroit area. (Via The Huffington Post.)

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