2024 Writer by Bus – Lindsey Hull


Lindsey Hull to serve as the 2024 Writer by Bus.
Watch for a chapbook and celebration to come in September 2024!

2024 Writer by Bus (second from right) begins her tenure on April 10 at Roanoke’s Third Street Station. Pictured with her are (from left) Valley Metro’s Kevin Price and William Long, Ride Solutions’ Andrea Garland, Ron Parker, Valley Metro, and Douglas Jackson, City of Roanoke Arts and Culture.

We are pleased to announce that Lindsey Hull has been selected as the 2024 Writer by Bus. In a small sendoff on April 10, project partners met with Lindsey to send her off on her travels. The bon voyage from Roanoke’s Third Street Station begins two months of riding and writing for Ms. Hull.

Lindsey Hull is a 2023 graduate of Hollins University, where she studied English, creative writing, and leadership. She is a published poet and is working on a creative nonfiction book about storytelling performances in and around South-Central and Central Appalachia. You can find her byline in Cardinal News, the Roanoke Rambler, and more.

Read more about Lindsey in Hollins Magazine.
Track Lindsey’s travels on Instagram @thewhistlestoptourist
– See past chapbooks at www.ridesolutions.org/art-by-bus
Preview Lindsey’s writing


The collaborative Art by Bus includes a range of artistic engagements in transit to increase transit ridership and celebrate our transit system. It can include visual art on the sides of buses, musicians performing on buses, and literary artists taking inspiration from riding on buses.

The Writer by Bus aspect of the project engages a literary artist in riding the bus during April and or May and creating a short body of work to be released in September. It’s a fun celebration and community building effort, and we hope you’ll take part in it in some way. Visit www.ridesolutions.org/artbybus for past chapbooks and information on the entire Art by Bus project.

Artist JC Stallings and 2024 Artist by Bus Eva Lynch-Comer at the September 23 Art by Bus Celebration.

Project Goals

★ To draw attention to the important role public transportation plays in connecting our neighborhoods and communities,
★ To reflect on the role of transit in creating a just, healthy, and welcoming community that works for all residents,
★ To encourage transit ridership and celebrate riders,
★ To share the work of artists and the arts in making Roanoke a better place, and
★ To encourage riders, residents, and Roanoke visitors to explore and participate in the community around them.


February 29, 2024, midnight Applications due
March 22, 2024  Selected writer and applicants notified 
April 1, 2024  Project onset
June 30. 2024  Deliverables finalized and submitted by author
September 2024  Transit Month celebrations and public reading

Application Process

Individual writers or writer groups may submit an application using the entry form below. Before you begin your application, gather all of your materials, including a writing sample, a résumé and references.

A panel of representatives from the sponsoring organizations, community members and writers will review the applications and select the writer(s). The panel seeks original family-friendly content that creatively and constructively celebrates our community and its potential. Transit riders and writers of color are encouraged to apply.