The Library Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Writer-in-Residence program.
The Library Foundation invites submission of applications from local writers to become the selected Writer-in-Residence for 2016-2017. This program will provide the opportunity for a local writer to showcase their work and promote writing and literacy in the community.
Dates of Residency: October 2016 through September 2017
Benefits of residency:
- $10,000 stipend
- Promotion and exposure as the selected Library Foundation Writer-in-Residence
Requirements for eligibility:
- Active full or part-time writer
- Must reside in southwest Ohio
- Must conduct a writer’s workshop, speak at community events, and participate in Library promotions during residency, at mutually agreed upon dates
The Writer-in-Residence must complete a written work during their tenure that can be shared with the public at the end of the residency.
Applicants should submit the following:
- A cover letter outlining interest in the residency
- Completed application form and requested materials
- A sample of recent work completed in the last 5 years--limited to 2 pages
Applications may be submitted until July 15, 2016. Applications postmarked after July 15, 2016 or missing eligibility requirements will not be considered. The selection committee will meet and several finalists will be invited to interviews. The candidate selected will be announced in September.
Application packet must be mailed to:
The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Foundation
800 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
The candidate selected will be announced in September at a Library Foundation Donor Event. For more information about the program, writers may contact Kate Lawrence at 513-369-6944 or via email.
Jeffrey Hillard is the current (2015-2016) Writer-in-Residence. The Library’s first Writer-in-Residence was Kathy Y. Wilson.
The Library Foundation is improving the lives of local children with the help of a generous $15,000 grant from the Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation for the 2016 Summer Camp Reading program.
The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is improving the lives of local children with the help of a generous $15,000 grant from the Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation for the 2016 Summer Camp Reading program.
Summer Camp Reading is a six-week program for upcoming third-graders who need help reading at grade level. Led by experienced teachers, the camp includes daily one-on-one tutoring and stimulating activities.
Summer 2016 will be the third year for the Summer Camp Reading program. Test scores of campers for the previous two summers show significant improvement in word recognition, comprehension and reading fluency.
“Reading is such a fundamental skill, and with grants like this, children in our community who may be at risk for reading issues get the help they need to really succeed in school,” says Missy Deters, Executive Director of the Library Foundation. “Campers make impressive gains rather than experiencing the summer learning loss that is particularly devastating for children from low-income families.”
The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation was established in 1994 in Cincinnati by Daniel A. Pfau and Susan Laufer Pfau. The Foundation’s primary focus is on the education, health, cultural experience, and social welfare of disabled and disadvantaged children, adolescents, young adults and their families. There is a special interest in programs which help clients realize their full potential. An additional area of interest for the Foundation is the support of arts and cultural organizations as well as recreation areas.
The Library Foundation is now accepting donations for the 2016 Summer Learning program at the Library. Companies and organizations will receive recognition in promotional materials. Contact the Library Foundation at 513-369-4595 for more information and to lend your support.