November 2015: The Amtrak Residency Program is back!

November 2015: The Amtrak Residency Program is back!

Over the past year, a diverse group of 24 writers has boarded our cross country trains to traverse the country as part of the Amtrak Residency program. An idea sparked by our customers, the residency offered a select group of writers the chance to experience amazing scenery, an environment that fosters engaging connections and the unique opportunity to explore and be inspired by the diversity of landscapes America has to offer.

With each trip taken a unique story has unfolded. Some covered on social media, others weaved into books waiting to be finished or articles published mid-trip. We have been honored to be a small part of the stories created by our first 24 residents and are excited to announce that the Amtrak Residency program is happening again this year.

On Monday, November 16 at noon eastern time, the application for the Amtrak Residency program will open right here on the Amtrak Blog. The application will consist of two questions, as well as the opportunity to provide up to a 20 page writing sample. We will select 24 writers to participate in the program this year.

Details for the program will be made available on Monday, November 16.