Spring is in the air – and you won’t want to miss any of the great events Thurber House has planned for the season!
Do you know a high school-aged student with a love for writing? Our Young Writers’ Studio gives them a chance to get together with like-minded peers and work with a professional writer to hone their talent. Remaining dates for this season are: March 28, April 11, April 25, May 9, and May 23. Call 614-464-1032 ext. 13 for registration information.
Spaces are available in several of our Adult Writing Workshops – are you interested in writing graphic novels, journaling, plotting a romance novel, or composing poetry? Click here to check out the classes and our award-winning lineup of instructors.
Speaking of graphic novels, we will be welcoming graphic novelist (and OSU alum) Paul Hornschemeier to Thurber House next week as our latest Writer-In-Residence. We’re excited to be partnering with the Columbus Museum of Art for his stay here. Welcome back to Columbus, Paul!
The application deadline for the John E. Nance Adult Writer-In-Residence Program has been extended to May 1. This program is a residency for a working writer in James Thurber’s boyhood home, and it gives the writer the gift of time to develop his or her work-in-progress.
Have you heard about the Kente project? We are partnering with Columbus Children’s Choir, Thiossane West African Dance Institute and Columbus Children’s Theatre for this project – the four organizations will work together to present West African folktales through dance, drama, spoken word, and song. We will host Dr. Buchi Offodile for a week-long residency while he teaches students at Thurber House and local library branches about folktales. You can find out more about the Kente Project via their website, Facebook page, Twitter, and YouTube channel.
We have four more Evenings with Authors events left in the Winter/Spring season. What a fantastic opportunity to meet some of your favorite best-selling authors! Lisa Lutz will be here March 20, Beth Gutcheon will be here April 4, Anne Perry will be here April 18, and J. Courtney Sullivan wraps up the season on June 5. Tickets are still available for all four events – order them here or call 614-464-1032.
And if you’re like us and can’t help but look forward to summer, we’ve got you covered there too. Summer Writing Camp registration is underway! Fabulous programs for kids in grades 2 – 8 are planned. Need more information? Click here. We also have an exciting lineup for our summer Literary Picnics, so keep an eye on this blog and our website for more information as they are announced.
For more information about these offerings (and two very special literary events we have coming up in May), be sure to like us on Facebook.