Writers, meet Adam Rex!

(Tucson, AZ) The Library is excited to announce its 15th Writer in Residence—award-winning author Adam Rex. 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, August 16, 2022, and running through October 2022, Adam will host One-on-One consultations for writers of all stripes, ages, and genres, from novice and aspiring to experienced and previously-published. He will offer eight 30-minute sessions per week—on Tuesdays at Himmel Park Library and on Thursdays at Woods Memorial Library. Sessions begin at noon and run every half hour with the last session beginning at 1:30 pm. 

To register:

  • Registration for Tuesday one-on-one consultations opens the Tuesday morning one week before each session. Call (520) 594-5305 or stop by Himmel Park Library to register. Limit one session per week.
  • Registration for Thursday one-on-one consultations opens Thursday morning one week before each session. Call (520) 594-5445 or stop by Woods Memorial Library to register. Limit one session per week.

Please note, Adam has requested masks be worn during consultations.

Adam will also host three workshops:

About Adam:

Adam Rex is the author and illustrator of more than forty books for kids. These include New York Times bestselling picture books like Frankenstein Makes a SandwichSchool’s First Day of School, (with illustrator Christian Robinson), and Chu’s Day (with author Neil Gaiman). His work has been adapted for film and television.

Some of his awards, including the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature and the National Cartoonists Society Book Illustration Award. His debut novel was shortlisted for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. He has also created art for games like Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. DreamWorks Animation adapted The True Meaning of Smekday into the animated feature film Home (2015), starring Rihanna and Jim Parsons.

Adam Rex cites Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) as his biggest influence as a writer. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his cat, dog, son, and wife.

Borrow some of Adam's books

On Account of the Gum


Pluto Gets the Call

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Fat Vampire


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