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The library and book drop are closed. Due dates on items checked out have been extended and expired library cards renewed to June 1. Holds will be available when we reopen and OverDrive digital checkouts have been increased to 12 during the closure. For City of Tempe COVID-19 updates check here. For library closure updates check here.

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Programs

Check  the library calendar for more writing programming.

Library Writer-in-Residence WIR Stephanie Elliot

The Writers-in-Residence program promotes writing in communities by connecting local, professional authors to serve as Writers-in-Residence at local libraries. Writers-in-Residence spend time at the library during their residency composing new works and providing education for community members. 

Get expert advice on your writing by registering for a one-on-one consultation, or attend a writing workshop to learn new skills in the craft of writing and publishing. All experience levels are welcome.

View our library Writers-in-Residence

This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Writing Groups

Writers Connection

  • Meets every other Friday
  • 2-4 p.m.
  • Meeting Room B

An informal writer's group open to all who are interested in sharing their work in a non-threatening environment.

Writing Studio

  • Meets every other Friday
  • 2-4 p.m.
  • Meeting Room B

A free writing workshop open to anyone interested in writing. Writers come together to do writing exercises and have time to work on their own writing. This workshop is led by the group.

Check the library calendar for specific dates.

Writing Contests

Find Books

In addition to our free programs and events, the library is also a great place to do research about the writing process or the topic of your work. 

Browse the shelf under call number: 808

Try some of these keywords in our library catalog to get you started:

  • Author - Books & Reading; Authorship; Creative Writing; English Language - Style; Writing

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