What are creative ways to breathe new life into old houses?
When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson found his childhood home on Tuxedo in NW Detroit abandoned and blighted, he undertook The Tuxedo Project to transform it into a writers' residence and literary center. Writer Rose Gorman joined as the inaugural Resident Fellow in Spring 2017, teaching at nearby Marygrove College and drawing connections between the college and neighborhood. Today they host workshops, book readings & author visits that are open to the public, as well as providing community space for local meetings & organizing activities.
How did they make it happen? What can we learn from their experience? And what's next?