Thurber House Summer Literary Picnics: Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance with Scott Woods


5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

$25 - $40

Thurber House

77 Jefferson Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 464-1032

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Each summer, the Thurber House lawn plays host to a series of outdoor literary picnics and readings with authors who have an Ohio connection. Join us for this long-running tradition of good friends, good food, and great books!


About the Book and Author
Thurber House is pleased to participate in I, Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100, a city-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.

Join poet Scott Woods as he reads some of the great works from the period, as well as some of his own. Woods is the author and editor of two poetry collections and a collection of essays, and is the award-winning organizer of Holler: 31 Days of Columbus Black Art (2017). He has been featured multiple times in national press, including several appearances on National Public Radio. He is the former president of Poetry Slam, Inc., and is the co-founder of the Writers Block Poetry Night. In 2006, he became the first poet to ever complete a 24 hour solo poetry reading, a feat he has since bested seven more times without repeating a single poem.


Schedule, Menu, and Tickets
Picnicking begins at 5:30, and the program will start at 6:45.

Menu: Chicken Caesar Wrap; Greek Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese, Cucumbers, Black Olives, Celery, Red Onions, Garbanzo Beans, and Red Peppers; Cherry Pie Squares.

Dinner and Reading Ticket: $40
Reading Only Ticket (Adult): $25