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Thurber House offers three 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.

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.

The Graphic Novelist Residency is a partnership between the Columbus Museum of Art and Thurber House. The residency is administered by the Columbus Museum of Art.


Residents stay on the Thurber House third floor, in a two-bedroom apartment with a kitchen and full bath.