Library Foundation begins search for next Writer-in-Residence

One local writer can have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase his or her literary work and promote writing and literacy in the community by serving as the Library Foundation’s next Writer-in-Residence.

Applications are being accepted through Aug. 4. You must be an active full- or part-time writer and live in southwest Ohio to be considered.

The next Writer-in-Residence serves from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018 and earns a $10,000 stipend. He or she conduct workshops, speak at community events, host a podcast, write a blog, and participate in Library promotions. The Writer-in-Residence must also complete a written work during their tenure that can be shared with the public at the end of the residency.

The Writer-in-Residence program is made possible through the generous support of Naomi Tucker Gerwin. The selection committee is meeting and inviting several finalists to interviews. The selected candidate is being announced during a Library Foundation donor event in the fall.

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The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County serves as a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization that raises funds for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Contributions to the Library Foundation help strengthen collections, expand programs and enhance services.