AN EVENING IN APPALACHIA: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS
Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

AN EVENING IN APPALACHIA: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS

Michael Henson is author of four books of poetry and four books of fiction. His most recent work is Maggie Boylan, a collection of linked stories centered on nine months in the life of a woman addicted to opiates in rural Appalachia. Twice a Pushcart nominee and Poet Laureate of Athens, Ohio, Kari Gunter-Seymour is the founder of the Women of Appalachia Project, an arts organization that addresses discrimination directed at women from the Appalachian region. Kari's poems can be found in many journals and publications.

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DAN GEARINO: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS
Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

DAN GEARINO: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS

Comic Shop: The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture explores the world of comic book stores from the early days to today. Vulture.com: “There are precious few prose books that have elucidated the quirkiness of the comics industry more than Comic Shop . . . In clear and compelling language, Gearino lays out how comics specialty shops were born in the 1970s and ‘80's, how they flew too close to the sun in the ‘90s, and how they’ve managed to endure decades into the Information Age.”

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JESSICA STRAWSER: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS
Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

JESSICA STRAWSER: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS

Set in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Not That I Could Tell is an intriguing tale about what happens when an innocent night among friends takes a shocking turn, forcing them to examine what they actually know about each other. Booklist: “Full of slow burning intrigue, it will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies and Jennifer Kitses’ Small Hours.”

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CELEBRATING THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE WITH POET SCOTT WOODS: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS
Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

CELEBRATING THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE WITH POET SCOTT WOODS: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS

Thurber House is pleased to participate in I, Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100, a city-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.

Join poet Scott Woods as he reads some of the great works from the period, as well as some of his own. Woods is the author and editor of two poetry collections and a collection of essays, and is the award-winning organizer of Holler: 31 Days of Columbus Black Art (2017). He has been featured multiple times in national press, including several appearances on National Public Radio. In 2006, he became the first poet to ever complete a 24 hour solo poetry reading, a feat he has since bested seven more times without repeating a single poem.

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KAREN HARPER: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS
Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

KAREN HARPER: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS

A New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor and high school literature and writing teacher. She will discuss her latest novel, The It Girls, based on the lives of Elinor and Lucy Sutherland. One sailed the Titanic and started a fashion empire, the other overtook Hollywood and scandalized the world. Together, they were unstoppable.

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ANIETRA HAMPER: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS
Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

ANIETRA HAMPER: SUMMER LITERARY PICNICS

What do trash-eating pigs have to do with modern-day conveniences like the city landfill? How did the Short North arts district get its name? Columbus native Anietra Hamper is an award-winning travel writer, photographer, and owner of ThreeWordPress. Her travels take her around the world covering destinations, adventure travel, and fishing for regional and national publications. Her new book, Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, is a journey of awe-inspiring moments combined with exciting knowledge about Ohio’s capital city.

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