Children's Writer-in-Residence

The Thurber House Residency in Children’s Literature offers one talented author a year a month-long retreat in the furnished third-floor apartment of Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. Besides having time to focus on his/her own writing project, each resident spends up to ten hours per week teaching children the joys of writing in both a community-based agency, and as part of the Thurber House Summer Writing Camp for children. 

 If this sounds like a dream to you, submissions are accepted between September and November each year. Check back for more information and submission guidelines.

Past Children's Writers-in-Residence
2016: Lou Anders
2015: Crystal Allen

2014: Kristen Kittscher
2013: Jane Kelley
2012: Donna Gephart
2011: Alan Gratz
2010: Keith McGowan
2009: Hope Anita Smith
2008: Alan Silberberg
2007: Lisa Yee
2006: Sam Swope
2005: Shelley Pearsall
2004: Laurie Miller Hornik
2003: Natasha Tarpley
2002: Kathryn Hewitt
2001: Deborah Wiles