New Writer in Residence, Laura Markowitz, is ready to help!

(Tucson, AZ) Local author Laura Markowitz will be the Library's Spring Writer in Residence from February 14 through April 30.

The Writer in Residence program brings local authors to the Library to consult with writers of any age, experience, or genre. Interested participants can schedule a time to meet with the resident and get advice, feedback, pointers, and tips on writing and publishing. It is generously funded 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.

Laura will offer eight 30 minute one-on-one sessions per week at Flowing Wells Library and Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library. Limit of one session per week. The consultations schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesdays, February 14 through April 24
    3 to 5:30 pm at Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr.
    Registration opens on the Wednesday, one week prior to each session. Call (520) 594-5200 or register in person at Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library.
  • Tuesdays, February 20 through April 30
    3 to 5:30 pm at Flowing Wells Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Rd.
    Registration opens on the Tuesday, one week prior to each session. Call (520) 594-5225 or register in person at Flowing Wells Library.

In addition, Laura will host three workshops:

  • Tips for Writing Engaging Podcasts, Radio Plays, & Other Audio Works of Fiction & Nonfiction
    Saturday, February 24 from 10:30 am to noon
    Flowing Wells Library
    Register online here.
  • Find Your Flow: Warm-Up Exercises for Writers of All Genres
    Sunday, March 10 from 10 am to 11 am
    Tucson Festival of Books, Integrated Learning Center 119
    No registration required
  • From First Draft to Final Draft: How to Be Your Own Best Editor
    Saturday, April 13 from 10:30 am to noon
    Flowing Wells Library
    Register, beginning March 13, here

About Laura Markowitz:

Laura Markowitz is a National Magazine Award-winning writer, author, editor, multimedia producer, and Contributing Producer for Arizona Public Media.

She is coauthor of the forthcoming Facing the White Shadow: A Self-Help Book for White People, coauthor of Voices On The Economy: How Open-Minded Exploration of Rival Perspectives Can Spark New Solutions to Our Urgent Economic Problems, co-editor of The Art of Psychotherapy and The Evolving Therapist, and author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel Book of the Sky God.

Learn more about her work at


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