Even getting rained out (for the second time in a row) can’t stop us from having a great night! Julia Keller filled the house and put on a great event at the Columbus Museum of Art. It was such a pleasure to host former Columbus Dispatch writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Julia Keller, to help her celebrate her great success and publication of her newest book, A Killing in the Hills. Set in Appalachia, many audience members connected with the setting in her story and were fascinated by her ability to truly capture the differences in culture and the portrayal of life in that area of the country. Those in the audience that didn’t already own the book before hearing her talk surely went to buy it after.
We are hoping for sunshine next week as we gear up for another Literary Picnic. Tickets are still available for our next event on Wednesday July, 10 to see Centerville, Ohio writer Sharon Short discuss her new novel, One Square Inch of Alaska. Prior to this newly released novel, Sharon spent 10 years writing a column titled “Sanity Check” in the Dayton Daily News. The hit column reflected her view on life that when strange things happen, the best way to deal them is humor. Now the director of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, we are eager to get the inside scoop on this new novel that tells the tale of two siblings escaping a small town in Ohio. We hope you join us on the lawn (and hold off doing any rain dances) so that we can show this author what a Thurber House Literary Picnic is all about!