Posts Tagged: #AmtrakResidency

Finding Commonalities

Earlier this spring, award-winning author, journalist, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University's journalism institute, Farai Chideya embarked on a cross-country train trip. As part of the inaugural Amtrak Residency program, Farai swapped out her stationary office for scenic views, a mobile work space and the one of a kind experience of writing on a long-distance train. While on ...

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AMTRAK RESIDENT: Farai Chideya

AMTRAK RESIDENT: Farai Chideya

Right now I'm listening to the whistle of an approaching train, and the laughter of 'tweens a couple of roomettes down the hall. They're adorable, part of an extended family traveling together -- three girls and two women who give off an auntie/Godmomma vibe -- a little permissive, but definitely in control. A different pair of women wait in matching ...

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AMTRAK RESIDENT: Lisa Schwarzbaum

AMTRAK RESIDENT: Lisa Schwarzbaum

Entry 1, January 21 "Are you The Writer? Someone said there is a writer on this train, so be on your best behavior.”  --delightfully pleasant dining-car attendant, Capitol Limited, serving me oatmeal and Amtrak coffee somewhere near Waterloo, Indiana, Wednesday, January 21, 6:53 a.m. Yes! Me! I am The Writer! This is my #Amtrakresidency! And I feel as honored as ...

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Writers Selected for Amtrak Residency Program

Writers Selected for Amtrak Residency Program

What started as a casual mention in an interview and a tweet from a freelancer writer back in December, has turned into a program that Amtrak is truly honored to be a part of. From the tens of thousands of responses on Twitter showing interest in the program, to the more than 16,000 applications we received. We couldn't be more excited ...

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Poetry Genius Shares the Best Train Rhymes Ever

Poetry Genius Shares the Best Train Rhymes Ever

Happy National Poetry Month! As we gear up for #AmtrakResidency, which will give 24 writers the opportunity to work on their projects during inspiring, long-distance train travel, we wanted to join this country-wide celebration and learn a bit more about train poetry. We chatted with Austin Allen, poet, essayist, and founding editor of Poetry Genius, an annotation forum for poetry, ...

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