The picnic with Julia Keller last night was fantastic. Guests filled the Thurber House lawn, enjoyed the great weather, and welcomed a cooling breeze as Julia Keller talked about her book, Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel, and her fun times spent in research libraries.
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The Thurber Treat picnic was a blast! Johnny DiLoretto was a great host, and our treat winners, Noell Wolfgram Evans, Martha Miller, and Mark Sweetwood, shared stories about a mid-life crisis, encounters with the Thurber Ghost –and with Columbus Police– all while visiting Thurber House. The evening was filled with laughter, great friends and good food, despite having to be in our rain site.
Our next picnic is Wednesday, June 24 and features former Columbus Dispatch reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Julia Keller who will read from her debut book, Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel, a riveting account of the Gatling gun’s invention, its misunderstood creator, and its tremendous impact on America and the world.
For dinner, catered by Pat Baker at Party Panache, we are serving smoked turkey with roasted red pepper, muenster cheese and honey mustard on fresh croissants; a “55” salad with romaine lettuce, bacon, red onion, blue cheese, cucumber, celery, grape tomatoes and a sweet-n-sour dressing; and delectable key lime bars for dessert. Don’t forget to RSVP for dinner by Monday, June 22, at 4 p.m!
BYOB (Bring your own beverage), lawn chair, blanket, and enjoy an evening of fun and friends. For more information on the full picnic author schedule and dinners, check out this blog post or call (614) 464-1032, ext 11.
See you next Wednesday!
Last Friday we finished up our Winter/Spring Evening with Authors Series. Tony Horwitz gave a fabulous and funny presentation about his new book Voyage Long and Strange. But there is no rest for the weary. With the Evenings With Authors events done, Thurber House is now gearing up for our Summer Literary Picnics.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, Thurber House is pleased to offer you another fantastic lineup of outdoor picnics and readings with authors who have an Ohio connection. We’ll kick off the season with our 2009 Thurber Treat. Please join us on the Thurber House lawn for five evenings of good friends, good food and great books.
If you don’t know how the Literary Picnics work, here is the drill:
- 5:20 p.m.- Our Young Docents offer guided tours of Thurber House
- 6:15 p.m.- Dinner is served! Order one of our delicious dinners, made fresh by Party Panache catering. Feel free to bring your favorite beer or wine to enjoy with dinner. (If you want dinner from us, please make a reservation by 4:00 pm the Monday before the picnic. Vegetarian options available!)
- 7:00 p.m.- The reading begins. Thurber House will remain open after the reading for tours, book buying and signing.
The Picnic schedule is as follows (all picnics are on Wednesdays):
- June 10- The Thurber Treat, hosted by Johnny DiLoretto
- June 24- Julia Keller
- July 8- Jennifer Cruise
- July 22- New Voices: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction
- Christopher Barzak.
- David Giffels
- James Siegel
- August 5- P.L.Gaus
To order tickets for the readings or for dinner and readings, go to our website www.thurberhouse.org, or call (614) 464-1032. Check our blog updates for more detailed information about each of these authors.