Amtrak Offers Writers Traveling Residency
After novelist Alexander Chee joked that he loved writing on trains and wished Amtrak had a residency for writers, Amtrak has officially decided to make his dream come true. Amtrak announced on Monday that 24 writers will be given a round-trip ticket on a long-distance train. The residency will include "a private sleeper-car room with a bed, a desk, and electrical outlets." Applications must be submitted to Amtrak's website and winners will be selected through March 31, 2015. Routes will be chosen according to availability.
By Jordan Moses
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