Thurber House Summer Literary Picnics: Jessica Strawser


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
Set in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Not That I Could Tell is an intriguing tale about what happens when an innocent night among friends takes a shocking turn, forcing them to examine what they actually know about each other. Booklist: "Full of slow burning intrigue, it will appeal to fans of Liane Moriartys Big Little Lies and Jennifer Kitses Small Hours."

Jessica Strawser is the editor-at-large at Writers Digest, where she served as editorial director for nearly a decade and became known for her in-depth cover interviews with such luminaries as David Sedaris and Alice Walker. Shes the author of book club favorites Almost Missed You and Not That I Could Tell, a Book of the Month selection and Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction pick for March 2018. Jessica has written for The New York Times - Modern Love, Publishers Weekly, and others.


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

Menu: Black Forest Ham, Baby Swiss Cheese, and Honey Mustard on Bakery Bagel; Tri-Colored Orzo Salad with Feta Cheese, Arugula, Toasted Pine Nuts, Dried Cherries, and Basil; Gourmet Cookies.

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