Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Writer's Clock

It's 2014 and the clock is ticking.  Let's hold ourselves accountable but not resist the levity of this terrific clock:


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Writers Wanted: Move to Detroit, Get a Free House

In a contemporary, literary twist on old homesteading incentives, a new nonprofit organization called Write a House is refurbishing three two-bedroom houses in Detroit and accepting applications this spring for writers to move in, rent free. Poets, journalists, novelists, and anyone who falls somewhere in between are encouraged to apply. If the writers stay for the required two years and fulfill other obligations, such as engaging with the city’s literary community and contributing to the program’s blog, they’ll even get the deed to the place. As the group’s mission puts it, “It’s like a writer-in-residence program, only in this case we’re actually giving the writer the residence, forever.”

Read the full article here, and of course, let us all know your new address...
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/01/were-not-in-new-york-anymore-a-home-for-writers-in-detroit.html