America’s Amtrak

I know that if I were lucky enough to go have an Amtrak residency I would be able to discover myself and our country at the same time.

Gina Luttrell

Sometimes in life you read something and an idea just grabs hold of you. I read this article about Amtrak offering writers’ residencies and immediately I thoughtWOW! pretty-pleaseHow awesome would it be to bring a few students and write about our experiences?”

So, I sent an email to Julia Quinn head of social media at Amtrak and asked her if she could make my dream come true. Here is a brief summary of what I sent:

I recently read an article about Amtrak offering writers’ residencies. I’d like to offer up myself and a few of my students for a week or two over the summer to tell Amtrak’s story. The idea would be to write about the passengers, the employees, the train stations – you name it – and we’ll blog, Pin, post, Tweet, and share our experiences.

Give us just a short amount of time, a little space…

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