Library Foundation’s 2021 Writer-in-Residence is a Familiar Face

The Library and The Library Foundation, opens a new window are excited to announce the extension of Dani McClain’s residency for a second year! The Writer-in-Residence, opens a new window program fosters engagement between the Library and the community’s writers and readers by providing instruction on the craft of writing, both online and in-person. 

In 2021, you’re invited to joiMcClain for: 

  • Office hours to discuss your writing 
  • Workshops on writing, publishing, and journalism
  • New episodes of the “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcast 

"Dani has done a remarkable job as The Library Foundation’s Writer-in-Residence in 2020," said Staci Dennison, the Thomas W. Jones Executive Director of The Library Foundation, which funds the Writer-in-Residence program. "Her adaptability to provide relevant and engaging programming in the middle of a global pandemic is remarkable. Moreover, as a journalist and nonfiction writer, she brings a unique and powerful perspective to the residency that the committee felt was timely."

Over the course of the year, McClain hosted in-person and virtual events, including a December virtual roundtable with publishing experts titled There's More Than One Way to Publish a Book. 

McClain also recorded 10 episodes of the Writer-in-Residence podcast “Inside the Writer’s Head.” Subscribe to the podcasts and listen to past episodes on Apple Podcasts, opens a new window, Google Podcasts, opens a new window, Stitcher, opens a new window, Spotify, opens a new window, or your favorite podcast app. 

"I have enjoyed getting to know Cincinnati writers and readers through this year's events, and I'm thrilled that I have another year to grow and deepen those connections," said McClain. "I hope that the community sees the Writer-in-Residence program as one more way to stay connected to writing, books, ideas, and the Library during these tumultuous times."

Check our events calendar, opens a new window for upcoming Writer-in-Residence, opens a new window events and follow her on Twitter, opens a new window and Instagram, opens a new window.