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Due to the threat of inclement weather, high heat index, and poor air quality, tonight's Summer Literary Picnic with James Willis: Weird Ohio will be held at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. Picnicking will still take place indoors - bring food and wine and enjoy our musical guest from ProMusica Chamber Orchestra!

Join Thurber House and the Columbus Bar Association for a special event with Lisa Green

Good friends, good food, and great books at the 2015 Summer Literary Picnics

Authors: Apply today for the 2015 John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence program - Deadline extended until August 1

Welcome to Thurber House!

Our mission is to celebrate the written word for the education and entertainment of the broadest possible audience and to continue the legacy of James Thurber. Thurber House: Where laughter, learning and literature meet.

Thurber House is located near downtown Columbus, OH at 77 Jefferson Ave in the restored home of James Thurber and his family. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Thurber House is a living museum open to the public every day from 1–4 p.m. for free, self-guided tours. Guided tours are available on Sundays for $4 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Be sure to visit the Thurber Country Bookstore for exclusive Thurber memorabilia and books. Next door is Thurber Center, a multi-purpose space to host retreats, events, and meetings, that is available for rent.


Thurber House is an affiliate of The American Writers Museum.


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Flip the Page, Central Ohio’s Teen Literary Journal will send out acceptances in mid-May