A Writer’s Residency in a Bridge

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Seattle plans on paying a writer $10,000 for a residency in the Fremont Bridge. The bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the most frequently opened drawbridge in the US. The recipient of the fellowship will have use of a room in the bridge’s tower, without running water or heat (it cannot be a permanent residence). The writer will be expected to produce at least one written work to present to the city.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →