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Steve Berry: Reception, Reading and Workshop

Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31
Reception, Reading, and Writing Workshop
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

Steve Berry is the international bestselling author of thrillers with a historic twist; he has 15 million books in print in 40 languages and 51 countries. He is also deeply committed to the preservation of historic buildings—like Thurber House.

In May, his ninth Cotton Malone adventure, The Lincoln Myth, will be published. This time Malone gets involved in a flaw in the U.S. Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and an explosive political issue.

Not only will Berry be a Thurber House Special Author event for this new novel, he will also present his nationally renowned Master Class on the Craft of Writing through his History Matters foundation to help with the historic preservation of Thurber House.

The workshop lasts four-and-a-half hours and covers all aspects of fiction writing from structure and point of view to dialogue and character, and much more. The material is also applicable to memoir, creative non-fiction and historical writing. His wife, Elizabeth, is Steve’s literary manager and the executive director of International Thriller Writers, and she will lead a session at the workshop on the Business of Writing.

This is a unique opportunity to hear and meet a bestselling author and his newest novel, and to learn from a master.


Friday, May 30
Tickets are available for the reading only or for a special wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with the author followed by reserved seats at the reading. Tickets are limited for the reception.
Reception: 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Reading: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Columbus Museum of Art
480 E. Broad Street (map it)

The museum is under construction. Click here for parking and entrance information.

Saturday, May 31
Master Workshop
8:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Thurber Center (next door to Thurber House)
91 Jefferson Avenue (map it)
Parking is free behind the Center or metered on Jefferson Avenue


Reception, Reading, Workshop: $125
Workshop Only: $100
Reception and Reading: $40
Reading Only: $20

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience one of the most beloved and highly regarded thriller writers, and learn the secrets of his success.


For the two-day event: Friday, May 23
For the workshop only: Friday, May 23
For the reception and reading: Wednesday, May 28
For the reading only: no deadline


Special thanks to Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter for their generous sponsorship of the reception and reading with Steve Berry.