Author Adrienne Celt to Offer Counsel, Guidance, and Inspiration as Newest Writer-in-Residence

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Aspiring authors take note! Award-winning author and comic artist, Adrienne Celt, has been appointed as the newest Writer-in-Residence at the Pima County Public Library. Her term will run from June 1 to September 1, 2016.

A self-proclaimed obsessive library patron since childhood, Celt says, “The residency is a beautiful way to be connected not only to the history of books and writers, but also the community of readers and librarians who have passed those books from hand to hand.”

Celt is the author of the novel The Daughters (W.W. Norton/Liveright 2015), which won the PEN Southwest Book Award for Fiction and was named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR, who called it “a gratifying feast in lush, lyrical, and full-throated form.” Most recently, she won a 2016 O. Henry Prize for her story, “Temples,” which was published in Epoch.

Her short fiction has been widely published, including in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner, among many others. She writes and draws a comic at

Celt will divide her hours between two libraries:

In addition, she will present three events:

June 9 | 5 to 6 pm | Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library

Speed Writing Prompts (for ages 12 and over)

July 9 | 2:30 to 3:30 pm | MegaMania!! at Pima Community College Downtown (CC 255)

Building a Webcomic from Scratch

August 3 | 6 to 7 pm | Woods Memorial Library

Recognize the Familiar in Fiction

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

The Writer-in-Residence Program was made possible by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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