I discovered an interesting article online from the Star Tribune titled, You could be 'writer in residence' for the Mall of America by Lauire Hertzel. In the article, Laurie Hertzel wrote the following:
Universities have writers-in-residence. As do libraries. As does Amtrak. So why not a shopping mall?
In honor of its 25th anniversary, the Mall of America is looking for a writer to be in residence for five days, to write about a week in the life of the nation’s largest mall.
Before you scoff, think of the possibilities: the workers, the shoppers, the diners, the strollers, the teenagers, the visitors from abroad. The possibilities are rich indeed.
The chosen writer will be flown in (if not local) and housed for four nights at a nearby hotel and given a $400 gift card for food and drink. He or she will also receive a $2,500 honorarium.
“Our goal is to come away from this project with an evocative story about Mall of America that represents the contemporary guest experience after 25 years of evolution as a leading retail and entertainment establishment,” the MOA said in a news release.Sounds like a great opportunity for writers if you ask me! Click on the above link to find out more information.