The Writer-in-Residence serves as CHPL's literary ambassador to the community by fostering engagement between the Library and local writers, providing instruction on the craft of writing, both online and in-person, and serving as the Library’s representative in the local literary arts scene.

About Manuel Iris

Our 2023 Writer-in-Residence is Manuel Iris.

Manuel Iris is a poet, essayist, and teacher. He was awarded the Ohioana Reader’s Choice Book Award for The Parting Present / Lo Que Se irá in July 2022 and was Cincinnati’s second poet laureate (2018-2020).

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