Call for personal narratives on economic mobility ...

Call for personal narratives on economic mobility in Detroit

Detour Detroit and the Detroit Writing Room are looking for storytelling fellows who will attend a workshop, then receive mentoring and $300 to produce their stories.

Are you a Detroiter who has walked the path of economic mobility? Maybe you finished your education, got some new training or started your own business — and now you’re better able to pay your bills, maybe even save for the future and start building generational wealth?

Your story is important to us, and we want to help you tell it. That’s why we’re partnering with Detroit Writing Room to identify five fellows to help shape personal narratives in written or audio format. 

You’ll participate in a workshop on Sept. 29 and receive one-on-one mentorship from writing coaches to help craft your story. You’ll also receive a $300 stipend for your story, which will be published by Detour Detroit. 

Previous writing or storytelling experience is welcome, but not necessary! Sounds good? Sign up to apply in five minutes or less.

Nina Misuraca Ignaczak is a contributing editor for Detour Detroit. She is the founder and executive editor of Planet Detroit, a digital media startup that tells Detroit’s environmental stories while building a community of engaged readers who are informed and empowered to act personally and publicly. She is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes, edits and produces stories about the environment, place and identity. Her recent work has been published by Detour Detroit, Belt Magazine, HuffPost, Detroit Free Press, WDET, Crains Detroit Business, Business Insider, Curbed Detroit and Model D. Prior to her career in journalism, she worked in urban planning in the local government and nonprofit sectors. She has a Master of Science in Natural Resource Ecology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Twitter: @ninaignaczak