Detroit's Write A House Award Ceremony Featuring novelist Matt Bell
Get ready for an evening of unveiling.
Join us on Friday, October 2nd for a featured reading by Michigan-born writer Matt Bell who joins us for the Detroit release of his latest book, "Scrapper". We follow that up with the much-anticipated reveal of the latest recipient of the Write A House prize. The night closes out with a welcome Q&A and after-party all of which take place under the roof of our latest freshly remodeled house.
WHEN: October 2nd, 7pm (doors open at 6pm)
WHERE: 3346 Meade Ave
PRICING: Free (suggested $10 donation**)
**$20 ticket purchase includes two drink tickets, $50 purchase includes two drink tickets and a tote bag
Sales close on October 1st at midnight.
MORE ABOUT THE FEATURE:
Write A House welcomes nationally acclaimed writer Matt Bell, author of the novel "In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods", a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, a Michigan Notable Book, and an Indies Choice Adult Debut Book of the Year Honor Recipient, as well as the winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. His stories have appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, The American Reader, and many other publications. Born in Michigan, he now teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.
At this extraordinary event, Matt Bell will be showcasing his latest book."Scrapper" is a devastating reimagining of one of America's greatest cities: its beautiful architecture, lost houses, shuttered factories, boxing gyms, and storefront churches. With precise, powerful prose, it asks: What do we owe for our crimes, even those we've committed to protect the people we love?
MORE ABOUT THE WRITE A HOUSE:
Our mission is simple: to leverage Detroit's available housing in creative ways to bolster an emerging literary community to benefit the City of Detroit and its neighborhoods. We enliven the literary arts of Detroit by renovating homes and giving them to authors, journalists, poets, aka writers. It's like a writer-in-residence program, only in this case we're actually giving the writer the residence... forever.
It will be theirs to keep. We received applications from writers around the country (and world), and on October 2nd, we are excited to welcome second winner of this revolutionary program. They will be there in person, and interviewed by our featured reader Matt Bell.
WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
There will be one to offer a loose, but engaging community welcome to our newest homeowner to the Detroit artistic family. Need we say more?
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
Parking will be available at the Jayne Field lot on Conant St. by the Detroit Public Library just a few blocks northwest of the house (5 minute walk). There will be a shuttle provided by Show Me Detroit Tours available every 10 minutes from 6-7pm, and again after the show concludes (if you choose not to stay for the after-party)
Stockyard will be on-site with a food truck selling some of the most delicious sandwiches at this one-of-a-kind celebration. Various beverages will be available, including drinks provided by OUR/VODKA.
The Second Write A House (View)
3346 Meade Ave
Detroit, MI 48212