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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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!
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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.)
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