Writers, get writing with Estella González!

(Tucson, AZ) The Library is excited to announce its 16th Writer in Residence—award-winning author Estella González. This 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.

Beginning Tuesday, February 14, 2023 and running through April 2023, Estella will host One-on-One consultations for writers of all stripes, ages, and genres, from novice and aspiring to experienced and previously-published. She will offer eight 30-minute sessions per week—on Tuesdays at Quincie Douglas Library and on Wednesdays at Flowing Wells Library. Sessions begin at 1 pm and run every half hour with the last session beginning at 2:30 pm. 

To register:

  • Registration for Tuesday one-on-one consultations at Quincie Douglas Library opens the Tuesday morning one week before each session. Call (520) 594-5335 or stop by the Quincie Douglas Library to register. Limit one session per week.
  • Registration for Wednesday one-on-one consultations at Flowing Wells Library opens Wednesday morning one week before each session. Call (520) 594-5228 or stop by the Flowing Wells Library to register. Limit one session per week.

Estella will also host three workshops:

 About Estella González:

Estella González is the author of the award-winning short story collection, Chola Salvation. Her stories have garnered numerous distinctions and awards including Cornell University's Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing, a Pushcart Prize “Special Mention” and a “Reading Notable” for The Best American Non-Required Reading. At the annual International Latino Book Awards, she received a “Rising Star” award for Chola Salvation, which won gold medals for “Best First Book” and “Best Short Story Collection.” 

She was born and raised in East Los Angeles, which inspires her writing. She received her B.A. in English from Northwestern University and her MFA in fiction from Cornell University. She lives in Tucson with her husband and two cats.

Chola Salvation


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