Author Lili DeBarbieri Kicks Off Second Year of Popular Writer-in-Residence Program

lili debarbieri(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Lili DeBarbieri is an award-winning author, an accomplished librarian, and a distinguished travel expert. And thanks to the Writer-in-Residence Program at the Pima County Public Library, she’s available for writers of all abilities to seek advice.

Her residency will run through May 31, 2017.

DeBarbieri is the author of four books, including A Guide to Southern Arizona’s Historic Farms and Ranches, and her articles, essays, and photography have appeared in numerous publications and digital media. Her children’s book, Sand Dune Daisy, was named a 2016 Southwest Book of the Year and a Notable Indie title by Shelf Unbound Magazine.

For DeBarbieri, who has traveled widely across six continents, the Pima County Public Library remains one of her favorites. “When I first moved to Tucson, I got my library card even before settling in a place to live. I love how each library reflects the community it serves. They offer such wonderful resources and I’m honored to be part of it all as the newest Writer-in-Residence.”

DeBarbieri will hold office hours from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesdays at the Murphy-Wilmot Library and 10 am to 4 pm at the Mission Library.

In addition, she will present three events:

Write-On Nature Travelers: Markets and Manuscripts

April 1 at 3 pm
Kirk-Bear Canyon Library

April 13 at 1 pm
Dusenberry-River Library

Multi-Genre Writing: Workshop and Critique Group

May 6 at 1 pm
Himmel Park Library

“The Library is a mainstay in our community. It’s always been a place of exploration and refuge and helped shape the person I am today. Being at the Library and encouraging people to be brave in their own writing pursuits is very important to me.”

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