Thurber House offers two annual writer-in-residence programs designed to provide the writer with the gift of time to develop his/her work-in-progress. Residents stay in Thurber House's furnished third-floor apartment and receive a stipend and teaching opportunities.
The John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence is
dedicated, by his wife, Sally Crane, to the memory of the late photojournalist
and author who was a critically acclaimed Associated Press photographer and
journalist. Each year the residency will focus on a specific genre; for 2013, the genre is fiction.
Thurber House also offers a Children's Writer-in-Residence program for writers of children's books. The Children's Writer-in-Residence is awarded to one children's author a year.