About the Writer in Residence Program

The WIR is a professional writer who furthers the library’s fundamental mission by volunteering approximately five hours each week creating, offering and promoting library programming. The intention of the WIR program is to further the engagement between the library and the community’s writers and readers.

We are accepting applications for the position of Writer in Residence for the time period of July 2018 – June 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Published author residing in the greater Northampton area
  • Experience with facilitating or teaching preferably in a public setting

Position Expectations:

  • Development and execution of a literary based program series consisting of 6-8 events created in collaboration with the library’s programming staff
  • Regularly scheduled “hands on” programming for the public. Examples include writing workshops and discussion groups
  • Promotional engagement of Forbes Library and its programs and services through social media networks as well as traditional media

Forbes Library Will Provide:

  • $2000 annual stipend upon completion of a successful year
  • Forbes Library parking permit
  • Free photocopies for use at programs or to promote programs
  • Limited administrative support
  • Public profile page on the library’s website
  • Forbes Library email account



Please submit a letter of interest with your programming ideas and your resume to Molly Moss, Assistant Director, by email: mmoss@forbeslibrary.org
Deadline to apply is March 16, 2018.