Amtrak Names 2nd Class of Writers in Residence

Amtrak has chosen the second class of writers to participate in the Amtrak Residency program whereby the participants travel by train as part of their work.

Amtrak logoIn a news release, Amtrak said the writers will be offered “a travel experience with amazing scenery, an environment that fosters engaging connections, and the ability to explore and be inspired by the diversity of landscapes America has to offer.”

About two writers per month will travel round trip on selected (based on availability) trains that will include all 15 of Amtrak’s long-distance routes.

The writers were chosen by a panel of published authors and two former Amtrak residents. Amtrak personnel also participated in the selection process.

“We are excited to build on the success of the residency program and offer a second group of writers a creative environment to focus on the work of their choice,” said Julia Quinn, Amtrak’s director of public relations.

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