Amtrak Experimenting With Writers Residencies

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Amtrak Experimenting With Writers Residencies

Amtrak has begun offering a small number of writers residencies allowing participants to take free round-trip train rides for the purpose of writing, though company officials have stressed that plans to roll out the program on a larger scale remain tentative. What do you think?

  • “I’m an accountant, but I bet I could fool Amtrak into a free ride by wearing a turtleneck and looking sullenly out the window.”

    Ali Klugman
  • “Oh boy, I hope I see Joyce Carol Oates on the way to Philadelphia!”

    Richard Shelle
    Tree Planter
  • “Yeah, but for proofreading, nothing beats Greyhound.”

    Chris Gorman
    Magazine Editor