Marge Pellegrino to be Library’s 12th Writer in Residence!

(Tucson, AZ) Following an incredibly successful run as Writer in Residence in 2017, award-winning author Marge Pellegrino will take on the role again from May through July.

One-on-one consultations

Beginning May 19, writers of all ages and abilities can schedule 1/2 hour virtual consultations:

  • Wednesdays from 2 - 2:30, 2:30 - 3, 6 - 6:30, and 6:30 - 7
  • Thursdays from 10 - 10:30, and 10:30 - 11

Participants will need to register in advance online, opens a new window

Two special programs

In addition, Pellegrino will host two special programs (click on link to register in advance):

Saturday, May 15, 2021, opens a new window
1 - 3 pm
Pandemic Express: Writing to Feed Resilience

Saturday, June 19, 2021, opens a new window
1 - 2:30 pm
Cows are Going to Paris

Just for teens

POP: Write On! - For teens (ages 13–18)

Each Saturday, teen writers will participate in a 45-minute workshop with 15-minute question and answer conversation. This series of writing workshops will help build confidence in thinking and writing by inviting teens to:

  • Practice effective, positive communication
  • Try out skills that support your expressive arts superpower
  • Most importantly—have fun!

Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm on these dates:

  • June 5, 12, 19 and 26. Writers must attend all 4 June sessions.
  • July 10, 17, and 24. July one-on-one or small group consultations are optional.

This series for teens requires a special application, opens a new window be submitted.

About Marge Pellegrino

Marge jumped out of business and into writing world in 1984. Passionate about sharing the power she’s found in words, Marge leads writers of all ages in workshops that invite them to think in new ways and discover their own voices.

Marge facilitated and coordinated programing for the Owl & Panther Project, opens a new window for 20 years, until 2018. The program was a finalist in the 2015 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence. Owl & Panther was also a finalist in the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in the spring of 2016.

Marge developed and facilitated the Word Journeys program at the Pima County Public Library for twelve years. The program was a finalist for the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities’ Coming Up Taller Award for excellence in afterschool programming in 2007, and won that distinction in 2008.

Marge’s work with KARE Center and Owl & Panther resulted in comics published by The Comic Book Project Tucson I Am a Super Hero edition, which touched on foster care and refugee flight respectively.

As a teaching artist, Marge has been nominated for the Tucson Pima Arts Council’s Lumie Award 2008, Governor’s Award 2009 and named Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly, December, 2006, and was a Juried member of the Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Roster, 1998-2014.

Learn more about Marge Pellegrino on her website, opens a new window.


Neon Words

Journey of Dreams

Too Nice

My Grandma's the Mayor