Amtrak’s scores social media coup with ‘writer residencies’

In a December Pen America interview, novelist Alexander Chee was asked, “Where is your favorite place to write?” In response, Chee simply responded, “I still like a train best for this kind of thing. I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers.”

Chee’s reply was then tweeted out by Quartz senior editor Zach Seward with writer Jessica Gross’s Twitter handle copied in the post. Gross, in turn, asked Amtrak over Twitter the obvious question: