Meet with our newest Writer in Residence… virtually!

(Tucson, AZ) The Library’s Writer in Residence program is back! We’re pleased to announce our 10th resident, award-winning author Jennifer J. Stewart.

Even though libraries are open with limited services, including no in-person programs, we’ve worked hard to make sure this program continues. Jennifer will have office hours every Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:30 and every Friday from 2 to 4 pm.

These 30-minute sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Participants must register in advance.

In addition, Jennifer will host two virtual workshops:

How to Become a Children’s Book Writer and Not Get Overwhelmed in the Process
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
6:30 to 8 pm

Story Writing Playshop for Children and Teens
This workshop is for children ages 8 and up.
Saturday, July 25, 2020
10 to 11:30 am

These workshops will be conducted via Zoom. Participants must register in advance.

The Writer in Residence program is a favorite among local writers. This program is for writers of any age, experience, or genre. Whether you’re looking for publishing advice or frustrated by pesky blank pages, this program is one you’ll not want to miss!

Jennifer is known for her seriously funny books for children. Her debut novel—If That Breathes Fire, We’re Toast—concerning a hot-headed, time-traveling, princess-chasing dragon named Madam Yang, is a favorite among schoolchildren. She is also the author of Close Encounters of a Third-World Kind and the picture book, The Twelve Days of Christmas in Arizona.

When Jennifer is not writing, or speaking in schools or at writing conferences, she volunteers with the non-profit organization, Make Way for Books. Its mission is to give all children the chance to read and succeed. She is honored to be a founding board member.

Visit Jennifer online at

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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