Writers in a mobile residence
The writer in residence idea pops up in very varied places. I’ve just come across one for ‘residence’ on a train.
The US rail company Amtrak has begun a writers-in-residency programme, offering free or low cost trips for those wanting to use the unique environment created by a train journey to help get inspired. (Quoted from BBC report.)
For a full report, including a discussion from crime writer, Julia Crouch, of how a similar residential went, go to the BBC website or Julia’s site.
Although I often travel by train and enjoyed it, I’ve never tried writing on one. After listening to Ms Crouch’s description of her experience, I might just try it.
that is a great idea!
I agree. It’s great to know that all sorts of people and organisations recognise they importance of the arts and are willing to encourage them.