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  • Thurber House 77 Jefferson Avenue Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)

Online ticket sales are closed. Reading Only tickets will be available at the door.

We invite readers of all ages to enjoy this literary picnic with Andra Gillum. Andra is a local author raised in Dublin, Ohio, who now lives in Upper Arlington with her family. Join her for an out-of-the-box evening on the Thurber House lawn!

Andra is the author of the children’s books Doggy Drama, Puppy Drama, Old Doggy Drama, and Lost Doggy Drama (coming soon). Her books are based on the adventures of her real dogs, Riley and Lucy, and feature her two kids, Max and Mia.

Andra does frequent author visits, and teaches writing workshops at schools, libraries, and Thurber House.

Picnic Schedule

5:30-6:40 pm
You may pick up your pre-ordered boxed dinner at any point within this time frame. If you choose to bring your own dinner, we invite you to picnic on the lawn with us. Our Young Docents will offer free guided tours of Thurber House.

6:45 pm
The program begins. Thurber House remains open after the reading for touring, book buying, and signing.

Corned beef sandwich, coleslaw, chips, and a brownie.

Individual Tickets
Dinner and Reading: $42
Reading Only (Adult): $26.25
Reading Only (Children 12 and Under): $5.25

If you would like to order a dinner ticket, please make your reservation by noon on the Friday before the picnic. All tickets are non-refundable.

Click here for more information about the schedule, dinner, and rain site.

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.

Later Event: August 21