Amtrak Plans to Give Free Rides to Writers!

reblogged from the Wire

Amtrak has begun offering “writers’ residencies” to, well, writers – long roundtrip rides aboard Amtrak trains dedicated solely for the purpose of writing.

After New York City-based writer Jessica Gross took the first “test-run” residency, traveling from NYC to Chicago and back, Amtrak confirmed that it is indeed planning to turn the writers’ residencies into an established, long-term program, sending writers on trains throughout its network of routes.

First, let’s get it out of the way: The Wire is 100 percent on board with this idea. Pun intended, because we’re writers. We love writing, and we love trains, and we love them both together.Combining the two is absolutely bonkers. We can’t believe no one thought of this before.

But first: how did this beautiful reverie come to fruition?

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The article goes on to address  key questions about this embryonic program. But I’m going to go stalk people on twitter and find out more!

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