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The Latest News from Thurber House

Sign up your 2nd-8th graders for Pen and Tell It!

4th-6th graders: Join us at a local library for a Ghost Writing Workshop

The three finalists for the 2016 Thurber Prize for American Humor have been announced

Tickets are now on sale for the Fall 2016 Evenings with Authors season

Register for one or more Adult Writing Workshops

Call for submissions: The 2017 John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence

Don't miss An Afternoon with Jodi Picoult

Celebrate the life of Louis Stokes with an evening of conversation about The Gentleman from Ohio

Register your teen today for Young Writers' Studio

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