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Apply Now for an Amtrak Residency!

By Harriet Staff


A few weeks ago we reported on the pilot program for writers’ residencies via Amtrak. Now, Amtrak is launching the official version and you can apply this very day! All the deets here:

As many of you may know by now, our test-run for Amtrak Residency was done by Manhattan-based writer Jessica Gross, whose piece, Writing The Lakeshore Limited was published in February by The Paris Review. What followed was overwhelming support on Twitter and in the media with #AmtrakResidency being featured in The Wire, The New Yorker, and Huffington Post among others.

Today we are happy to announce that #AmtrakResidency will allow for up to 24 writers to take long-distance trains to work on their projects. Each writer’s round-trip journey will include accommodations on board a sleeper car equipped with a bed, a desk and outlets. We hope this experience will inspire creativity and most importantly fuel your sense of adventure!

Go here to apply!

Posted in Poetry News on Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Harriet Staff.