(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Back by popular demand, the Library’s Writer in Residence program continues with acclaimed mystery author J.M. Hayes. The celebrated program is open to writers of any age, experience, or genre.
Looking for publishing advice? Frustrated staring at a blank page? Have a first draft of the next Great American Novel? J.M. is here to help!
Every Tuesday, 3:30–6 pm from May 7–July 30, Oro Valley Public Library
Call (520) 594-5580 to register for a ½ hour appointment
Every Tuesday, noon–2:30 pm from May 14–July 30, Woods Memorial Library
Call (520) 594-5445 to register for ½ hour appointment
J.M. will also offer three workshops during his residency.
June 13 from 1:30–3:30 pm, Dusenberry-River Library
Opening Line and Paragraphs: Writing to Hook Readers on Page One
June 27 from 10 am–noon, Oro Valley Public Library
To Die Laughing: Effectively Combining Humor and Suspense
July 13 from 11 am–1 pm, Joel D. Valdez Main Library
The Art of Writing: Exercises to Stretch Writing Skills
Many of J.M.’s books have been released to critical acclaim, including Prairie Gothic, which was a “Best Books You’ve Never Heard Of” selection by New York Magazine and Server Down, named “One of the Five Best Mystery Novels of 2009” by Library Journal. In a Booklist starred review, his newest book The Spirit and the Skull was called “a fascinating tale… straddling both mystery and fantasy genres.”
Don’t miss your chance to get free writing help from Tucson’s very own J.M. Hayes!
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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