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Nicholson Baker Preview

October 17, 2014

Join us Tuesday, October 21 at the Columbus Museum of Art for an evening with New York Times bestselling N Baker webauthor, Nicholson Baker. Baker’s character, Paul Chowder, has won over readers with his eccentric and witty poetry over the course three books, all of which are being published for the first time in an original omnibus. A lover of books and knowledge, Baker is also the writer of the award-winning book, Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper. In conjunction with that publication, he also created a non profit organization in 1999 that works to rescue old print material from destruction by libraries. As lovers of books and knowledge ourselves, we are excited to welcome Nicholson Baker to Columbus and celebrate the joining of Paul Chowders adventures for the first time.

Click here for more information about this event, or to purchase a ticket.

If you’re interested in a more personal experience with Nicholson Baker, consider attending out Author’s Table Dinner! This opportunity allows you to sit down for a catered dinner with the author, receive reserved seating at the event, and get your book signed ahead of time. For more information about the Author’s Table Dinner, please call Anne Touvell at Thurber House, 614-464-1032 ext. 10.

As a gesture of respect to our authors and guests, the event will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. with no admission allowed past 7:45 p.m. We thank you for your understanding on this matter.

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Simon Winchester!

October 10, 2014

Thank you to everyone who came out on October 7 to see Simon Winchester talk about his book The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible. Winchester, a new citizen of the United States, was thoroughly charming as he talked about what he has learned about our country’s infrastructure and what makes the U.S. a united country.

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Reichs Recap

October 2, 2014
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Photo by Sarah Lamme

Thank you to everyone who came to see Kathy Reichs earlier this week! Dr. Reichs thrilled the audience with stories of her anthropological journeys and how they have tied into her bestselling series and hit television show, Bones. Paired with a slideshow, her discussion gave the audience an inside look at all of the aspects of her life that have merged together, creating a melting pot of fascinating careers. While Reichs isn’t the typical novelist (not only was she a scientist first, but she’s never received a rejection letter), she has been prolific in both the adult and children writing worlds. In an effort to provide enthralling mystery stories for younger readers, she and her son created a series where a few kids mistakenly gain super senses that lead them to solving cold cases. With a full audience, Reichs’ stories and wit made for a great evening!

Don’t miss out on our next event with Simon Winchester on Tuesday, October 7. As a known world traveler, Winchester will be presenting his first book about America. In The Men Who United The States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible, he uses popular history to tell a unique story of how America came to be America. Click here for more information or to purchase a ticket. Special thanks to the Friends of The Ohio State University Libraries and their generous sponsorship of this event!

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Kathy Reichs Preview

September 22, 2014

We hope to see you next Monday, September 26 at the Columbus Museum of Art for an Evening with Kathy ReichsKathy Reichs web! Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Reichs will be discussing her bestselling crime series that acts as the inspiration for the hit T.V. show, Bones. Dr. Temperance Brennan (also known as Bones) is the heroine for this 17 novel series that works to solve seemingly unsolvable cases. In her newest novel, Reichs takes Dr. Temperance on a trip to Charlotte, North Carolina to find the connection between two murders on opposite sides of the country.

While general admission tickets for this event are sold out, we do have limited availability in an overflow seating area at a discounted rate. Please call 614-464-1032 x.11 for more information and ticket availability.

As a gesture of respect to our authors and guests, the event will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. with no admission allowed past 7:45 p.m. We thank you for your understanding on this matter.

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Susan Elizabeth Phillips Recap

September 2, 2014

Our 2014 Fall Evenings with Authors kicked off last Wednesday with bestselling author, Susan Elizabeth Phillips. As a former resident of Columbus, the event was extra special as Phillips was able to return and reunite with old friends that came out to celebrate her success. Phillips discussed that she prides herself on being able to create feel-good worlds where readers can immerse themselves in the story and end each novDSCN5044el feeling happy. Her newest novel, Heroes Are My Weakness, is no exception to this idea. Having only been released a few days before the event, readers were eager to hear what she had to say about her newest romantic comedy. Phillips said this novel was particularly fun for her, because rather than the typical warm location as a setting of many like novels, she had to find other ways to add heat as she set this one in the middle of winter. Phillips also talked about the importance of her covers, and unlike many authors, she has the opportunity to be very involved in the process. If you have read her books, you may have noticed that very few of the figures have heads. Phillips revealed that this is because she believes in the imaginations of her readers and hates the idea of placing a restriction on them by providing facial association to a character. Thank you to everyone who attended our first event of the season! We hope to see you again.

Kathy Reichs webOn Monday, September 29, Kathy Reichs will be joining us to discuss her newest novel, Bones Never Lie. Reichs is one of fewer than 100 certified forensic anthropologists and has used her experience to create seventeen novels in a series that thrills both on paper and screen. The bestselling series is also the source for the hit television show, Bones, which Reichs produces.

We do expect that the Kathy Reichs event will sell out soon, so get your tickets today! For more information or to purchase tickets, click here!

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Need some writing help?

August 27, 2014

Katrina Kittle, a wonderful author, former John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence, and great friend of Thurber House is hosting an online writing workshop that everyone10632796_10152645977006101_3393910546497355061_n should join if they need a push to finally start a project…or finish one. Katrina Kittle’s online class series “Inspiration and Motivation” begins September 3rd. This 5 week class is for writers of any level of experience. Each week will focus on some aspect of the writing life (such as creating and defending a writing schedule, and dealing with the inner critic) and loads of writing prompts to jumpstart ideas.

Details here: http://www.onliten.com/workshops.htm 

Who knows…maybe the famous Joey Cat (pictured right) will make an appearance!

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Susan Elizabeth Phillips to kick of 2014 Fall Evenings with Authors

August 18, 2014

imgresWe are looking forward to kicking off our 2014 Fall Evenings with Authors series on Wednesday, August 27! Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Susan Elizabeth Phillips will be at the Columbus Museum of to discuss her newest novel, Heroes are My Weakness. Susan’s love for her readers and passion to write a good story lead to her novels repeatedly appearing on the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller lists. Heroes are My Weakness takes readers to a secluded island in winter off the coast of Maine, where we see a struggling actress begin to reconsider her feelings of fear towards the story’s villain (or hero, you’ll have to wait and see). With the release of this anticipated novel just a day before our event, you won’t want to miss seeing the author who Bookpage magazine refers to as “the crown jewel of romantic comedy.”

For more information or to order tickets, click here!

If you’re interested in a more personal experience with Susan Elizabeth Phillips, consider attending out Author’s Table Dinner! This opportunity allows you to sit down for a catered dinner with the author, receive reserved seating at the event, and get your book signed ahead of time. For more information about the Author’s Table Dinner, please call Anne Touvell at Thurber House, 614-464-1032 ext. 10.

As a gesture of respect to our authors and guests, the event will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. with no admission allowed past 7:45 p.m. We thank you for your understanding on this matter.

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