Write A House : Renovation of The Peach House

Write A House is about building the literary arts in Detroit, literally! We're raising funds for our first home renovation for a Detroit-based writer.
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This campaign started on Dec 17 and closed on February 15, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on February 15, 2014
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  • $15USD
    5 Write A House Pencils

    Do you know how amazing a pencil is? Did you see that new Apple ad for pencils? Pencils! Wait, no, that was for the iPad Air, but it looked like it was for pencils. And it should have been because Pencils. Are. Amazing. And ours are Monogrammed #2 pencils, they say something special.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    60 claimed

  • $25USD
    Write A House Bookmark

    Handcrafted quality bookmark made at local print shop, Signal Return. You might think $25 is pricey for a bookmark, and you are right! That's why we're giving you FIVE of them (If you are like us you are often reading five books at a time, and finishing not very many of them. So, these will come in handy.)

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    37 claimed

  • $50USD
    Write A House Bookbag

    You want your book back to say "I support books, literature, journalism, civilization!" But you don't want to scream it all crazy like that. So we've come up with an elegant solution.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    45 claimed

  • $60USD
    T-Shirt from Write A House

    A quality poly cotton t-shirt that is sort of sexy (you might not want to be sexy so - fair warning - always have a pullover or a hoodie nearby so you can cover up and protect yourself, just in case). Specify size.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    20 claimed

  • $75USD
    Signed Novels by Toby Barlow

    WAH founder Toby Barlow will thank you personally with a signed copy of one of his novels "Sharp Teeth" or "Babayaga"! Specify the name he is to address it to.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    13 claimed

  • $100USD
    Special Dinner in Detroit

    You will be invited to a small, intimate Clandesdine dinner featuring the best Detroit chefs in a super secret undisclosed location. The man known as Phil Cooley will be your host for the evening.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    59 out of 125 claimed

  • $135USD
    Write A House Print

    Printed at Signal Return, this poster will make your home or your office look wicked smart. People will say "Hey man, what's Write A House?" And you'll say "Oh, it's a Detroit organization that gives homes away to writers." And they'll say "Why do they do that?" And you'll say "To protect us from the decline & fall." And they'll look at you like maybe you're crazy, but then they'll realize you're not crazy at all.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    12 claimed

  • $150USD
    Combo Writer Nerd Package

    Write a House t-shirt & bookbag: Plus! We will throw in some Write A House pencils. Yes, you will look like a totally classy nutball, OR you will have gifts for your smart friends.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    7 claimed

  • $175USD
    Hygienic Dress League Print

    Their work has been exhibited on multiple continents in many cities. This signed print is from a project they did up at the top of the thumb last year.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    1 claimed

  • $250USD
    Bookbag, now filled with books

    One of the greatest bookstores in the world is in Detroit. John King's bookstore is like the bookstore at the end of the world. It feels like the last bastion of some embattled civilization, which it kind of is. This bookstore is a great place to discover treasures. We will go down there and fill up a thick cotton book bag with books. The bookbag will be screen printed with the logo on one side and the house drawing on the other. We will also fill it with some pencils!

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    3 claimed

  • $600USD
    Scott Hocking Print

    Dragoon Lagoon: 2003. 17" H x 11" W archival pigment print From the series Pictures of a City: Detroit - an Observation by Scott Hocking, 1997-2006. Donated by the artist and the Susanne Hilberry Gallery.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    3 out of 4 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Tuckerization by Lauren Beukes

    Award-winning & bestselling novelist Lauren Beukes' next novel is set in Detroit. 'Broken Monsters' has a major scene in the Write A House neighborhood, and will be published in Fall 2014. For this Tuckerization, you choose the name of a secondary character, who has a speaking part across several chapters. While Lauren has the final say, she will work closely with you. You could name for a homicide detective, an arts curator, a taxidermist... or even a murder victim!

    Estimated delivery: September 2014

    0 out of 1 claimed

  • $1,200USD
    Don Kilpatrick Print

    Don is also amazing and he also does amazing work. He has agreed to do something incredible for us. He hasn't started it yet so it's difficult to say what it will be like, but it will be beautiful and it will be intriguing (updates to this available upon request.)

    Estimated delivery: April 2014

    0 out of 30 claimed

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