Would you ride a train for a year for the sole purpose of writing? If yes, you’re not alone–there were 16,000 applicants for Amtrack’s first writer residency program.
Out of the 16,000 applicants, 24 were named finalists and are going to embark on a yearlong journey across the United States to pursue their writing projects, with the unique ambiance of a long distance train.
In an article from the Seattle Times, the paper highlights two winners (both from Seattle). The two winners, Ksenia Anske and Scott Berkun, are very different in their writing styles and yet were both drawn to the nomadic program. It will definitely be interesting to see how different styles of writing are affected by the same environment!