Writer in Residence

Writer in Residence

Looking for publishing advice? Frustrated staring at a blank page? 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 seven Writers in Residence. Each has brought their own special talents to the program to help people with all aspects of the writing process.

Writers in Residence hold office hours and workshops at libraries during their residency. These usually require registration beforehand because of the popularity of the program.

Watch for announcements about our next Writer in Residence.

Read the Latest

Love Letter to My Library: Karen Rutherford

"Her expertise was invaluable to me. She was patient and generous." - Library customer Karen Rutherford


Past Writers in Residence

J.M. Hayes

Many of J.M.’s books have been released to critical acclaim, including Prairie Gothic, which was a “Best Books You’ve Never Heard Of” selection by New York Magazine and Server Down, named “One of the Five Best Mystery Novels of 2009” by Library Journal. In a Booklist starred review, his newest book The Spirit and the Skull was called “a fascinating tale… straddling both mystery and fantasy genres.”

Alice Hatcher
Logan Phillips
Susan Cummins Miller
Marge Pellegrino
Lili DeBarbieri
Adrienne Celt
Janni Lee Simner

The Writer-in-Residence Program is made possible by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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