Roanoke’s Arts Commission has teamed up with Ride Solutions and the Greater Roanoke Transit Authority for a contest called Writer on the Bus. This is part of an annual project where Valley Metro buses will display artwork from the city’s Regional Public Arts Collection, while a writer rides various bus routes and creates a unique work of literature.

Don’t you think that they could use a blogger?

I don’t think that blogging is what they have in mind in terms of an art form (the informational post lists short stories, plays, poetry, and essays), but how cool would it be to ride throughout the city while chatting with folks on the bus and taking pictures of the neighborhoods. I would love to have the excuse to do that, so keep your fingers crossed for me, if you will.

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