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John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence

Congratulations to Sharon Short, the 2014 John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence!

The John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House was begun in 2012 by Sally Crane, in honor of her late husband, John E. Nance, a critically acclaimed photojournalist. As Associated Press Bureau Chief in the Philippines, Nance wrote The Gentle Tasaday about a primitive tribe in the Philippines as well as Lobo of the Tasaday, a Horn Book Award Honor Book. Nance was a Thurber House writer-in-residence twice, in 1995 and 1998.

The John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence program is an annual residency of four weeks housed in a two-bedroom apartment in the family home of author and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber, and is designed to provide a writer with the gift of time to develop a work in progress.

The resident receives a stipend and is available for at least three community outreach opportunities such as readings and teaching writing classes offered by Thurber House.

The submission window for this residency usually falls between March and June, and the residency takes place in September and/or October.

Click here for information about Sharon Short, the 2014 Writer-in-Residence.

Past John E. Nance Writers-in-Residence include: Liza Monroy (2012) and Katrina Kittle (2013).

Thurber House Third Floor Apartment