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Evenings with Authors

At Thurber House's Evenings with Authors events, nationally-known writers read and discuss their most recent books. Past authors include: Michael Connelly, Lisa Scottoline, Lee Child, Adriana Trigiani, among many others. Each author gives a 45-minute reading, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. A book signing and reception close the event. Our Evenings with Authors series is divided into two seasons: Winter/Spring (January–May) and Fall (September–November).

What Are Evenings with Authors?

Evenings with Authors begin at 7:30 p.m. The featured guest reads from his or her most recent work, chats about writing; this is followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. Each event closes with a coffee and cookies reception and an opportunity to buy the author's book(s) and get them signed.

- When purchased in advance, tickets are $20 general admission, $18 for students and seniors.
- All tickets purchased at the door are $20.
- Series and Mini-series subscriptions are also available.
- Click here for information about the 2015 Winter/Spring Season.

Thurber House Presents: The Author's Table

The Author’s Table dinners are a terrific way for a limited number of people to get up close and personal with an author. This is an opportunity not only to share a great meal with your favorite author (or get to know an author new to you), but also to talk about his/her work in a more intimate setting; to get reserved seating at the event; and to get your book signed ahead of time.

Price for the Author's Table is $45 and includes dinner, the reading, and reserved seating at the event.

For more information about having dinner with an author, please call Anne at Thurber House, 614-464-1032 ext. 10.

Past Author Events

Past Special Events

Past Literary Picnics

Past Evenings with Authors

Special thanks to the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Nina B. Pohlman, Theodora Roberts and James W. Overstreet funds of The Columbus Foundation. Thanks also to our media sponsor, WOSU Public Media, to Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and the Westin Columbus for their ongoing support of the entire Evenings with Authors series.