The northwest tower of Seattle's famous Fremont Bridge is opening its space to one lucky writer, who will be given $10,000 and the opportunity to work in the historic space for a period of three months.
Conceived by Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture and the Department of Transportation, this contest invites applications who are published poets, authors or writers of creative non-fiction to throw their hat in the ring for the opportunity to work in the snug 4 x 2.4 meter space.
What's interesting about this contest is that the winning writer will be expected to create a piece of work that is inspired by or otherwise related to their time working at the bridge.
Ultimately, the Fremont Bridge writing contest aims to use local architecture to inspire creation of writing and artistic material, and in doing so encourage dialogue between cities and their residents.
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