Monday, September 29, 2014

Amtrak Residency program - write on board a train

Amtrak has announced 24 writers who will be the first to participate in the Amtrak Residency program that was launched earlier this year. During the next year, they will work on writing projects of their choice in the workspace of a long-distance train. More than 16,000 applications were received, and Amtrak said the "writers selected for the program offer a diverse representation of the writing community and hail from across the country."

"From the beginning of the launch of the Amtrak Residency program this spring, we have been humbled by the overwhelming response not to just the program, but to Amtrak's long-distance service. Our long distance trains don't just connect small towns to big cities, they connect families, friends and loved ones. They offer a chance to connect with other travelers, experience the American countryside without the stress of driving, and to unplug and take in the inspirational experience. Our trains help tie the fabric of this country together and we are excited for the 24 residents to experience the beauty of long-distance train travel and hopefully find inspiration for their writing along the way."

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