Meet our newest Writer in Residence!

(Tucson, AZ) Prolific, award-winning author, Gregory McNamee, will take the reins as the Library's Newest Writer in Residence, opens a new window beginning Thursday, February 4, 2021. Gregory's residency will mark the 11th in this program, which has been a favorite among local writers—from aspiring to published in any genre—since it launched in 2016.

Even though libraries are open with limited services, including no in-person programs, we’ve worked hard to make sure this program continues. Gregory will offer one-on-one consultations every Tuesday from 9 to 11 am and Thursday from 1 to 3 pm., opens a new window 

Please note, there will be no sessions offered on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

These 30-minute sessions will be conducted via Zoom and are designed to help writers through all aspects of the writing process. Participants must register in advance, opens a new window.

In addition, Gregory will host three virtual workshops:

The Sonoran Desert in Literature
Saturday, February 6, 2021
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
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The Nature of Fact

Saturday, March 13
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
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Writing Nonfiction
Saturday, April 10
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
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Gregory McNamee is a writer, journalist, editor, photographer, and publisher. He is the author or title-page editor of forty books, including Trees: Between Earth and HeavenTortillas, Tiswin, and T-bones: A Food History of the Southwest, and Gila: The Life and Death of an American River. See a list of Gregory's books in the Library's collection, opens a new window.

Gregory is also the author of more than seven thousand periodical publications, including articles, essays, reviews, interviews, editorials, poems, and short stories. His work has appeared widely, including in ScienceThe Washington PostOutside, and Smithsonian Magazine

Read more about Gregory on his website, opens a new window

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

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