DAMION SEARLS: SPECIAL EVENT
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

DAMION SEARLS: SPECIAL EVENT

  • Thurber Center

Join us for an evening with Damion Searls, author of The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and The Power of Seeing. The book chronicles the history of the Rorschach Test and is the first biography of its creator, Hermann Rorschach.

Searls grew up in New York City, studied German philosophy at Harvard and American literature at UC Berkeley, and has received numerous writing and translating awards. He has translated many classic modern writers, including Proust, Rilke, and Nietzsche, among many others. He lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn.

Tickets are $10 in advance and at the door.

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This event is presented in partnership with The Ohio State University Humanities Institute.

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WIL HAYGOOD: SPECIAL EVENT
May
17
7:00 pm19:00

WIL HAYGOOD: SPECIAL EVENT

  • Thurber Center

Join us for a special evening with Columbus native Wil Haygood on the re-release of his memoir, The Haygoods of Columbus: A Love Story. Full of anecdotes with historical fact, this  memoir relates the coming of age of an acclaimed black writer and journalist, and the rise and fall of a thriving urban neighborhood.

A Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and a writer for the Washington Post, Haygood has been described as a cultural historian. He is the author of a trio of iconic biographies: King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, the award-winning In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr., and Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson. Haygood is an associate producer of Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

Tickets are $15 in advance and at the door.

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AN EVENING WITH SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

AN EVENING WITH SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL

  • Columbus Museum of Art Pavilion

Sidney Blumenthal is the former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post, Washington editor and staff writer for The New Yorker, senior writer for The New Republic, and has contributed to numerous additional publications.

His books include bestseller The Clinton Wars, The Rise of the Counter-Establishment, and The Permanent Campaign. He was the executive producer of the Academy Award- and Emmy award-winning Taxi to the Dark Side. He’s currently writing a multi-volume biography about the political life of Abraham Lincoln. Wrestling with His Angel covers 1849-1856. The first volume, A Self-Made Man, covers 1809-1849.

Tickets are available for the reading only for $40, or you may purchase a ticket to the reading and a copy of Wrestling with His Angel for $60. Books will be available for pickup at the event.

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