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The Detroit Writing Room will be a cozy space for writers, creatives and entrepreneurs to work and write their best sentences.
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    1 Detroit Writing Room Event Pass

    Attend 1 Detroit Writing Room sponsored event without paying the ticket price. Events may include author readings, writing workshops, open mic nights, movie screenings, panel discussions and more.

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    1 Detroit Writing Room Day Pass

    Enjoy a day of working and writing in the Detroit Writing Room. Access WiFi, printing and complimentary coffee.

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    2 Detroit Writing Room Day Passes

    Enjoy two days of working and writing in the Detroit Writing Room. Access WiFi, printing and complimentary coffee.

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    Write on the Detroit Writing Room

    Leave your mark on the Detroit Writing Room — literally! Backers will have an opportunity to write their favorite inspirational quote or positive message, along with their name, on a Detroit Writing Room door.

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    Movie Night with Film Critic Adam Graham

    Watch a movie based on a book with Detroit News film critic Adam Graham at the Detroit Writing Room. Popcorn will be provided. Afterward, Adam will have a question-and-answer session about the film. This will take place in July one Thursday evening after 7 p.m.

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    Signed Book by Bill Vlasic

    Get a signed copy of the book "Taken for a Ride: How Daimler-Benz Drove Off With Chrysler" by Bill Vlasic, a Detroit Writing Room Coach and former New York Times Detroit bureau chief.

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    VIP Invitation to Grand Opening Party

    Get a sneak peek of the Detroit Writing Room before it opens to the public! Tour the room, meet the coaches and help us celebrate the official launch. Grand opening party date will be in early June.

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    Give to DWR and The Michigan Daily

    Founder Stephanie Steinberg was the 2011 Editor-in-Chief of the University of Michigan's student-run newspaper The Michigan Daily. If you choose this reward, $250 will go to The Detroit Writing Room and $250 will go to support student journalists at The Michigan Daily.

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    6 Hrs Coaching with Stephanie Steinberg

    Receive 6 hours of coaching sessions with the Detroit Writing Room owner. Stephanie can edit works for business, including website copy, newsletters, professional bios and social media posts, as well as nonfiction, fiction, essays and speeches. Sessions are subject to availability.

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    Dinner with Detroit News' Melody Baetens

    Enjoy dinner with Detroit News food writer Melody Baetems, who knows all the hot dinner spots around Metro Detroit. Dinner is covered, and you'll get to hear what it's like covering chefs and restaurants in Metro Detroit. The backer may bring a friend. The dinner date is subject to Melody's availability.

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    Detroit Writing Room Venue Rental

    Get the Detroit Writing Room all to yourself for a private event! Host a networking event, happy hour, birthday party, company retreat, book club meeting or whatever your heart desires. The venue rental must be after 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and a maximum of 3 hours. Dates are subject to availability.

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    Room Naming Rights

    Have a Detroit Writing Room room named after you, your business or your dog. You're welcome to be creative!

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    Signed Book by Bill Vlasic

    Get a signed copy of the book "Once Upon a Car" by Bill Vlasic, a Detroit Writing Room Coach and former New York Times Detroit bureau chief.

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    Lunch with Detroit News' Neal Rubin

    Enjoy lunch with Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin, who knows all the best lunch spots around Detroit. Lunch is covered, and you'll get to hear all of Neal's fun stories from decades of reporting on celebrities, politicians and more. The backer may bring a friend. The lunch date is subject to Neal's availability.

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    Main Writing Room Naming Rights

    Have the main Detroit Writing Room named after you, your business or your dog. You're welcome to be creative!

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