Calling all writers – The Library’s newest Writer in Residence is here for you!

Update March 17, 2020: All Writer in Residence hours are suspended through March 31.

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Prizewinning author and longtime Tucson Weekly writer Margaret Regan has taken the reins as the Library’s 9th Writer in Residence!

Whatever your skill level or age, if you like to or want to write, this program is designed with you in mind. Want to sit down one-on-one to discuss a project, an idea, or manuscript? Sign up for a ½ hour appointment during Margaret’s office hours at Martha Cooper Library and Himmel Park Library.

Now through April 29th, you can find Margaret, ready to help at Martha Cooper and Himmel Park Libraries.

Martha Cooper Library
Mondays from 1 to 4 pm
Call (520) 594-5315 to register for a ½ hour appointment

Himmel Park Library
Wednesdays from 10 am to noon
Call (520) 594-5305 to register for a ½ hour appointment

Margaret will also host two workshops at the Library. Check them out here!

Margaret is the author of Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire and The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands.

Detained and Deported

The Death of Josseline

There is not enough room in a press release to highlight Margaret’s accomplishments and accolades! Here are just a handful:

  • Published in the The Guardian, the Washington Post, and Newsday, among many others.
  • Appeared on NPR, WHYY Philadelphia, KPFK Los Angeles, and more
  • Participated in a solo ½ hour Q&A on Book TV’s “Open Phones” program, taking questions about immigrants from viewers around the nation.

In a review of Margaret’s The Death of Josseline, author Sandra Cisneros said, “This book should be required reading…. If people on both sides of the immigration issue picked up this book instead of arms, we would come to a peaceful resolution; it gave me inspiration.”

The Writer-in-Residence Program is 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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