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  • Columbus Museum of Art 480 East Broad Street Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)

Brock Clarke is the author of four novels, including the bestselling An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England, as well as three collections of short stories. His latest book, Where Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?, is part travelogue across Europe, part caper, and part crime thriller. It’s a wild ride full of unexpected turns—a story in which anything and everything can happen, and mostly does.

Calvin Bledsoe’s mother, an internationally known theologian and an expert on all things John Calvin, has just died. At his mother’s funeral, Calvin meets his aunt Beatrice, a woman he had not even known existed. Beatrice whisks him off to Europe for a grand adventure. As Calvin and his aunt traverse the continent, it becomes apparent that her clandestine behavior is leading him into danger. Facing a menagerie of antiquities thieves, secret agents, religious fanatics, and an ex-wife who’s stalking him, Calvin begins to suspect there might be some meaning behind the madness.

Brock Clarke lives in Portland, Maine, and teaches at Bowdoin College.

Individual Tickets

Regular: $26.25
Student/Senior: $21
At Door: $26.25

All tickets are non-refundable.

Author's Table Dinner
Interested in having dinner with Brock Clarke? Call 614-464-1032 x11 for tickets to the Author's Table Dinner. You will share a great meal with the author, talk about his work in a more intimate setting, and get reserved seating at the event. The price for dinner is $51.25 and includes entry into the event. Click here for more information.

Columbus Arts and Culture Fee

As of July 1, 2019: Included in the total ticket price is a 5% arts and culture fee as required by the City of Columbus (this excludes tickets for events occurring outside the City of Columbus). The arts and culture fee provides public funds to support artists and arts/cultural organizations like Thurber House that educate and engage audiences of all ages. Click here for more information.

Earlier Event: September 12
Later Event: October 2