Thurber House Summer Literary Picnics: Karen Harper


5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

$25 - $40

Thurber House

77 Jefferson Ave., Columbus, OH 43215


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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
A New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor and high school literature and writing teacher. She will discuss her latest novel, The It Girls, based on the lives of Elinor and Lucy Sutherland. One sailed the Titanic and started a fashion empire, the other overtook Hollywood and scandalized the world. Together, they were unstoppable.

Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical novels about real British women: The Royal Nanny, The It Girls, and American Duchess (yet to come). Karen won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for her Amish-setting novel, Dark Angel.


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

Menu: New York Ruben with Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, and Russian Dressing on Rye; Roasted Potato and Corn Salad with Sweet Peppers and Tomatoes; Chocolate Pound Cake.

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