Welcoming Elaine A. Powers, our newest Writer in Residence

(Tucson, AZ) Local author Elaine A. Powers has taken the reins as the Library's Summer Writer in Residence. Her residency runs May 16 through July 29.

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, publishing, and self-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.

Elaine will offer eight 30 minute one-on-one sessions per week at Oro Valley Library and Woods Memorial Library. Limit of one session per week. The consultations schedule is as follows:

Please note, sessions tend to fill up quickly. 

In addition, Elaine will host three workshops:

  • To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish? That is the question!
    Saturday, May 25 from 1:30 to 3 pm
    Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.
    Register online here.
  • Writing Science, or any facts, for kids
    Saturday, June 29 from 10:30 am to noon
    Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.
    Register online here.
  • Take Your Book-Shot at the Moon!
    Saturday, July 20 from 1 to 2 pm
    MegaMania, PCC Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave.
    This workshop will focus on writing about the moon, from facts to fantasy. Registration is not required.

About Elaine A. Powers:

Elaine A. Powers is the author of over twenty-five science-based books, primarily for children, which were published through her Lyric Power Publishing, LLC. These books include rhyming picture books and adventure tales. She has also had a short story and poems published in anthologies. Her books were featured on AZPM’s Arizona Illustrated and in the Arizona Daily Star. She is an officer with the Tucson Poetry Society, Arizona State Poetry Society,  Tucson Sisters in Crime, Arizona Choral Arts Association, and the Tucson Summer Chorus.

Elaine has been writing since 2000, initially with audio theater scripts, and then children’s books starting in 2014. She has learned how to craft a story (many genres), edit, publish, and market. She is willing to share what she has learned about the book business and how she has become successful as an independently published author in a traditional publishing world.

Learn more about Elaine on her website.


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