spot_img

Writers’ Residencies on a Train

After posting longing comments about writing on a train, author Alexander Chee sparked a ‘novel’ idea. He stated that;  “I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers,” in an interview with Pen America.

As the Tweet took on a life of it’s own, Amtrak listened and they are now offering (very limited) residencies for writers on their trains. In an interview with Wire Magazine Julia Quinn, social media director for Amtrak says, “the company is intent on turning this into a regular operation”.

Here are a few details from Quinn’s interview:

* We need to weigh [whether] it’s a good investment on our end” – because Amtrak can’t just start giving away free rides willy-nilly. It’s about building a “mutually beneficial relationship” with writers, according to Quinn, and ensuring that a long-term program is sustainable. For now though, the program looks to remain free, if limited.

*Amtrak,is open to authors with varied writing backgrounds – “the differences between a journalist, a published author, a blogger – those lines are continually blurred by the internet.”

You can read the entire article and ideas on how Amtrak plans to implement the program by following this link. You can also read author Jessica Gross’ article in the Paris Review of her ‘test run’ as Amtrak’s first ‘writer on a train”.

Similar Articles

Comments

FOLLOW US

2,023FansLike
3,105FollowersFollow
10,400SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Book Trailers

Instagram

Advertismentspot_img

Don't Miss

Doctor Who Monthly Adventures

0
If you love audiobooks you know some stories are told with flare. Big Finish audio dramas include a full cast, sound effects and music...

ANNOUNCING THE “DRESSED FOR ROMANCE” SWEEPSTAKES

0
ANNOUNCING THE “DRESSED FOR ROMANCE” SWEEPS: Bloom Books, publishers of FREED by E L James, and online dress retailer eShakti.com are giving away more...

PODCAST: Inspiration and the Magic of the Muse with Author Shane Wilson on Book...

0
Inspiration and the Magic of the Muse with Author Shane Wilson on Book Lights LISTEN HERE! Shane Wilson is a storyteller. No matter the medium, the...

Sis & Big Pop’s Culture: Tardis Prom, Black Widow, and Rotten Raspberry

0
https://open.spotify.com/episode/6J215N0ZeZYtmrilQXs17J A father and adult daughter dive into all things geek, nerd, and fandom. Each episode we'll discuss one of our favorite aspects of nerd...

Comics and Graphic Novels: Eisner Award Winners

0
Comics have become so ingrained into our popular culture that there's no doubt of their importance in entertainment and beyond. We're happy to share...

American Marxism by Mark R. Levin Sees Blockbuster Sales

0
Threshold Editions, a division of Simon & Schuster, announced today that Mark R. Levin’s blockbuster book, AMERICAN MARXISM, sold 400,000 copies across formats in its...

Holly Irish Book Review: The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1)

0
The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1) The Duke and I by Julia Quinn My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ok so I jumped on the Bridgerton bandwagon once...

Award-Winning Author Kwame Alexander Has New Releases Coming

0
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Little, Brown and Company to Publish Award-Winning Author Kwame Alexander Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Little,...

Audio Adventures with Big Finish Part 3 of 3: Sherlock Holmes and Beyond!

0
If you’ve read the previous articles about our love of all things Big Finish you know there’s a wide variety of stories to listen...

Author Sabaa Tahir Announces Brand New AN EMBER IN THE ASHES Graphic Novel

0
Bestselling Author Sabaa Tahir Announces Brand New AN EMBER IN THE ASHES Graphic Novel From BOOM! Studios BOOM! Studios is proud to announce A SPARK WITHIN THE...