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Literary Programs

Evenings with Authors

Rita Mae BrownEvenings with Authors is a series of readings featuring nationally known bestselling authors. Past authors have included Jodi Picoult, Simon Winchester, Alexander McCall Smith, Lisa See, Michael Connelly, Adriana Trigiani, Lee Child, among many others. Each author reads and chats for 45 minutes, followed by a 15 minute question-and-answer period. Then there is a coffee and cookie reception where the audience can buy the author's books and get them signed. There are two seasons: Winter/Spring (January–May) and Fall (September–December). Click here for information about the 2015 Winter/Spring Season!

The Author's Table is a special bonus with many of our authors. This is a private dinner with the author before the reading event. Attendance is limited, and reservations need to be made in advance. For information, contact Anne Touvell, 614-464-1032 ext. 10.


Summer Literary Picnics

Enjoy good food, good friends, and good books with the Summer Literary Picnic series featuring readings by Ohio-connected authors on the side lawn of Thurber House. The series offers two options: tickets for the reading only, or tickets for a catered picnic and the reading. Past authors have included Kevin Boyle, Joe Blundo, and Jennifer Crusie, among many others. Just bring your lawn chairs and enjoy! Click here for information about our 2015 season!


Special Events

Every once in a while, Thurber House will hold extra events during the year.  They are similar to our Evenings with Authors but may be in a different venue or a different format or a little more, well, special.  Past authors have included Suze Orman, Anna Quindlen and Justin Cronin.