Thurber Birthday Gala
A Celebration of Humor:
The 2012 Thurber Birthday Gala
Thursday, December 6, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Westin Columbus
310 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
The Thurber Birthday Gala spotlights the previous year's winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The 2011 winner was David Rakoff for his wonderful book, Half Empty. Sadly, David passed away this summer.
The 2012 Birthday Gala will continue its tradition of celebrating humor with a special appearance by Robert Mankoff, acclaimed cartoon editor for The New Yorker, founder of The Cartoon Bank, editor of numerous cartoon collections, a cartoonist himself, and a leading commentor on the role of humor in American life.
If wit - visual and verbal - is your thing, then you won't want to miss Robert Mankoff and the 2012 Thurber Birthday Gala!
For more information, call Thurber House at 614-464-1032 x.10.
The 2012 Thurber Birthday Gala Raffle!
Good odds! Good prizes! Great cause! As part of our annual Thurber Birthday Gala we are excited to offer everyone the chance to win one or more fabulous prize packages! The more you enter, the more you can win. Tickets are $20 each (3 for $50) and can get you:
For Readers: A signed copy of Robert Mankoff's classic, The Naked Cartoonist; a copy of The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker; a copy of the brand new The New Yorker Book of Dogs; and two tickets to the Winter/Spring Thurber House Evenings with Authors series.
For the Ice Cream Lover: A signed copy of Jeni Britton Bauer's award-winning book, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home; a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker; and a $50 gift certificate good at any Jeni's ice cream shop.
For the Jewelry Lover: A hand-crafted necklace by noted Columbus jewelry artist, Marilyn Parker.
For the Romantic: Suite accommodation for a one night stay at The Westin Columbus. Includes valet parking, breakfast for two, dinner for two in Thurber's Bar, two tickets to a ProMusica concert, and a ProMusica CD.
For the Ohio State Sports Fan: Two tickets to one Men's Basketball game; two tickets to two Men's Ice Hockey games; and two tickets to two Women's Basketball games.
For the Art and Wine Lover: A case of assorted wines, and a signed and framed print of the 200Columbus view of the city.
For the Foodie: Dinner for four at The Jury Room
For the Columbus Sports Team Fan: Two tickets to a Columbus Crew soccer game, and two tickets to a Columbus Clippers game.
You do not need to be present to win!