The Thurber House Evenings with Authors for Winter/Spring 2014

Thurber House has announced the Winter/Spring 2014 Evenings with Authors events:

Wednesday, January 29: Isabel AllendeRipper
Thursday, February 27: Claire MessudThe Woman Upstairs
Monday, March 10: J.A. JanceMoving Target: A Novel
Monday, March 31: Carl HoffmanSavage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art
Wednesday, April 9: Bruce WeberLife is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America
Tuesday, May 6: Lynn CullenMrs. Poe: A Novel

Evenings with Authors are held at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 East Broad Street, and begin at 7:30 p.m. The featured guest reads from his or her most recent work and chats about writing; this is followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. Each event closes with an informal coffee and cookies reception and an opportunity to buy the author’s book(s) and get them signed.


Sharon Short at The Thurber House July 10

For anyone in the Central Ohio Area be sure to check out the latest Summer Literary Picnic event:

Who: Sharon Short

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:00 pm

Cost: $30 for Dinner and Reading; $15 for Reading Only

Sharon Short:

For more than ten years, Sharon Short wrote “Sanity Check,” a column in the Dayton Daily News, covering a variety of subjects like ‘The Dog Ate My Lipstick’ or ‘Love Is a Duct Tape Purse’ – all reflecting Short’s philosophy in life: we all goof up at one time or another, so let’s deal with it with humor. The result became Sanity Check, a warm and delightful collection of these columns.  The director of the renowned Antioch Writers’ Workshop in Yellow Springs just had her first novel published, My One Square Inch of Alaska.

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Chris Pavone coming to Thurber House Evening with Authors Series January 30

Announcement for the Central Ohio folks: Chris Pavone, author of The Expats, will be at Thurber’s Evening with Authors event:

Who: Chris Pavone
When: Wednesday, Jan. 30
Where: Columbus Museum of Art

What is this Evening with Authors, you ask. Answer:

At Thurber House‘s Evenings with Authors events, nationally-known writers read and discuss their most recent books. Past authors include: Michael Connelly, Lisa Scottoline, Lee Child, Adriana Trigiani, among many others. Each author gives a 45-minute reading, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. A book signing and reception close the event.

All events begin at 7:30. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students in advance, and can be purchased online at Additionally, full-series and mini-series of tickets are available.

Who is Chris Pavone?

expats coverChris Pavone worked at a number of publishing houses for two decades before writing his debut novel, The Expats. Published in early 2012, the book received critical acclaim and soon became a New York Times bestseller. Now, The Expats has been published in 15 languages on five continents, and is being developed for film.

The book tells the story of Kate Moore, a working mother who struggles to make ends meet and to hide a massive secret from her family and friends. When her husband takes a job in Luxembourg, Kate decides to leave her old double life behind and reinvent herself as an expat. Soon, she learns that another American couple she has met in Luxembourg is not who they say they are – and she begins to unravel the layers of deception surrounding her life. Kate works to discover the truth behind the shell corporations and fake offices she has found, before a mysterious enemy can destroy her and her family.


More information on the 2013 Winter/Spring events after the break.

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