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Literary Picnics

Picnic under the evening summer sun as writers with Ohio connections read and discuss their most recent books. Past authors include Jennifer Crusie, Connie Schultz, Lee Martin, Joe Blundo, and Kevin Boyle, among many others. Each author gives a 45-minute reading, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period and a book signing.

Reading and dinner tickets are $35; Reading-only tickets are $20 for adults, or $5 for children twelve and under. Series and Mini-Series subscription tickets are also available (either with dinner, or for the reading only). Individual dinner tickets must be ordered by 4:00 p.m. on the Monday before each Picnic. Reading-only tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. All tickets are available online.

Interested in being a featured author at a Summer Literary Picnic? Contact Creative Director Susanne Jaffe at sjaffe@thurberhouse.org.

Click here for information about the 2015 Summer Literary Picnic season!


Thanks to our media sponsor, WOSU Public Media, to The Westin Columbus, and to Party Panache catering.

Our thanks to the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and
the Robert W. Steven and William A. and Jane B. Scheurer Funds of The Columbus Foundation.