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  • Thurber House 77 Jefferson Avenue Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)
Harlem at 100

Online ticket sales have ended. Reading Only tickets will be available at the door for $25.00.

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. He is the former president of Poetry Slam, Inc., and is the co-founder of the Writers’ Block Poetry Night. 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.

Picnicking begins at 5:30, and the program will start at 6:45.

Chicken Caesar Wrap; Greek Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese, Cucumbers, Black Olives, Celery, Red Onions, Garbanzo Beans, and Red Peppers; Cherry Pie Squares.

Individual Tickets
Dinner and Reading: $40
Reading Only (Adult): $25
Reading Only (Children 12 and Under): $5

Dinner and Reading tickets must be purchased by noon on the Monday before the picnic. All tickets are non-refundable.

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