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Literary Picnics

Picnic under the evening summer sun as writers with Ohio connections read and discuss their most recent books. Past authors include Jennifer Crusie, Connie Schultz, Lee Martin, Joe Blundo, and Kevin Boyle, among many others. Each author gives a 45-minute reading, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period and a book signing.

Reading and dinner tickets are $30; Reading-only tickets are $15 for adults, or $5 for children twelve and under. Series subscription tickets are also available. Individual dinner tickets must be ordered by 4:00 p.m. on the Monday before each Picnic. Reading-only tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. All tickets are available online.

Interested in being a featured author at a Summer Literary Picnic? Contact Creative Director Susanne Jaffe at sjaffe@thurberhouse.org.

The 2015 season will be announced in May 2015!


Special Thanks

A special thanks to Susan Rosenstock for her generous support of the 2014 Summer Literary Picnics.

Thanks also to the following donors for supporting the 2014 picnic season through Power2Give:

Ellen Bowden
Christine Farquhar
Brenda Fitch
Patty Geiger
Courtney Hodapp
Jody and Mike Jones
Wayne Lawson
Steve and Leslie Miller
Xenia Palus
Allen Proctor
Ron and Donna Solove
Kellie Uhrig
Paul and Sandy Watkins

Thanks to our media sponsor, WOSU Public Media, to The Westin Columbus, and to Party Panache catering.

Our 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.

Greater Columbus Arts Council    Ohio Arts Council     The Columbus Foundation

     Party Panache     The Westin Columbus