Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center announced its 2024 Writer-in-Residence this week, Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh of Cleveland, Ohio. The residency is made possible by an underwriting sponsorship by Piggott State Bank.

Kelly-Harbaugh is the author of Here Be Dragons, a memoir about the wonderful misery of raising children with someone you love. She also hosts Wild Precious Life, a literary podcast about making the most of the time we have.

Kelly-Harbaugh teaches writing at Ashland University where she also works with incarcerated students trying to obtain their degrees. Her essays have appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, in Today ParentingBlack ForkGordon Square ReviewAnodyneNew York Observer, and her work has been staged with the Cleveland Humanities Festival and Listen to Your Mother, Pittsburgh. She’s received support from the Ohio Arts Council, Rockvale Writers’ Colony, Il Monasterino della Conoscenza, and was recently named the 2024 Erma Bombeck and Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence in Dayton, Ohio.

In her non-writing moments, Kelly-Harbaugh loves kickboxing, karaoke, dogs, ping-pong, books that make her laugh, movies that make her cry, and salads other people make her eat. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where she is currently querying a novel about all the truth in the lies we tell. The residency will allow Kelly-Harbaugh the opportunity to live and work in the community of Piggott for a month, sharing her knowledge and experience with local writers and working on her own writings.  She will also serve as mentor for a writers retreat from June 17-21.  Registration for the retreat is currently open through the museum. For more information, click here.