Wynne Brown named Library’s Spring 2022 Writer in Residence

(Tucson, AZ) Beginning February 2022, freelance writer, editor, and graphic designer Wynne Brown, opens a new window will hold the position of Pima County Public Library's Writer in Residence, opens a new window. She is the author of four books, many newspaper and magazine articles, and has written on a wide variety of topics, including science, health, history, trails, environmental issues, horses, travel, the Southwest, and more.

Brown will offer eight 30-minute one-on-one sessions every week.

First three weeks of the month:

Tuesdays, 11 am to 1 pm
Thursdays, 2 to 4 pm

Last week of the month:

Tuesdays, 11 am to 1 pm
Saturdays, 11 am to 1 pm

Advance registration is required, opens a new window to book a Zoom consultation session to get advice, feedback, pointers, and tips on writing and publishing. Please note, there is a limit of one session per week per person. Consultations will be offered February 15 through April 30, 2022.

Brown will also host one presentation and two interactive workshops.

In this presentation, Brown will reveal all she encountered—from research challenges to writing triumphs—as she discovered the life and work of Sara Plummer Lemmon, a remarkable 1880s botanist and artist. Lemmon is the subject of Brown's book The Forgotten Botanist: Sara Plummer Lemmon's Life of Science and Art, which was selected as a Southwest Books of the Year Top Pick. 

  • Book Proposals: First Step Toward Publishing Your Manuscript
    Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 10 to 11 am
    This workshop will be held at the Tucson Festival of Books

Are you hoping to pitch a book to an agent or editor? In this interactive how-to workshop, author Brown will provide a step-by-step guide to developing a successful book proposal with tips, examples, and extra resources.

It’s been said that one problem with society isn’t a time deficit—it’s an attention deficit. In this interactive session Brown will provide resources and specific tips to help writers pay deeper attention to their writing goals and uncover strategies to complete projects more effectively.

The Writer in Residence program brings local authors to the Library to consult with writers of any age, experience, or genre. This program, generously funded by the Arizona State Library, is a favorite among local writers. To date, the Library has hosted eleven Writers in Residence. Each has brought their own special talents to the program to help people with all aspects of the writing process.


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