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April 2019

Writing Master Class: Pick the Brain of a Well-Established Author and Plan Your Writing Attack!

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$50

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Pick the Brain of a Well-Established Author and Plan Your Writing Attack! Instructor: Robin Yocum You want to write a novel, but you’re uncertain how to start, worried that you won’t be able to finish, or confused on how to get your finished product into print. Don’t worry. Every writer who has ever pecked out that first word has had the same concerns. In this master class taught by Central Ohio author Robin Yocum, you will cover…

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Adult Writing Workshop: Collage: Storytelling, One Fragment at a Time

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$50

MONDAY, APRIL 22 Collage: Storytelling, One Fragment at a Time Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder Much like a visual cut-and-paste collage, literary collage is a fun and unusual way to tell a story. Collage uses short semi-linked vignettes to make a distinctive stamp on a story, whether fiction or nonfiction. Writers like Joyce Carol Oates and Lydia Davis have employed this technique in their writing. Collage can reveal striking contrasts on a theme and as well as illustrate how the unsaid…

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Thurber House Presents Helen Ellis: Evenings with Authors

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St
Columbus,43215United States
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Helen Ellis, the New York Times bestselling author of American Housewife and Eating the Cheshire Cat, is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank you notes and three ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady. In Southern Lady Code, Ellis transforms herself into a dominatrix Donna Reed to save her marriage, inadvertently steals a $795 Burberry trench coat, witnesses a man fake his own death…

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Adult Writing Workshop: How to Pitch Your Piece the Way Editors Wish Everyone Would

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$50

MONDAY, APRIL 29 How to Pitch Your Piece the Way Editors Wish Everyone Would Instructor: Brooke Preston So you've written something (or are thinking about writing something) you'd like to have published. The only thing standing in your way is that most mysterious of gatekeepers, the publication's editor. In this workshop, Brooke Preston (writer, satirist and Co-Founder/Editor of The Belladonna Comedy) will help writers learn how to identify the best potential home for their piece, use submission guidelines to their…

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May 2019

Adult Writing Workshop: Creating Compelling Characters Through Setting (Fiction)

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$50

MONDAY, MAY 6 Creating Compelling Characters Through Setting (Fiction) Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder In Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman, and Stewart O’Nan’s Last Night at the Lobster, mundane settings such as a train car and a Red Lobster become fascinating backdrops to characters we suddenly care about. How do they do it and how can we as writers emulate these efforts? In this workshop, we’ll learn and practice techniques for creating memorable fictional characters by using place as…

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Thurber House Presents Shawn Levy: Evenings with Authors

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St
Columbus,43215United States
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Shawn Levy is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers Rat Pack Confidential and Paul Newman: A Life. He will discuss his latest book, The Castle on Sunset. Perched above the Sunset Strip like a fairytale castle, the Chateau Marmont seems to come from another world entirely. Its singular appearance houses an equally singular history. It has welcomed the most iconic and iconoclastic personalities in film, music, and media. Much of what’s happened inside the Chateau’s…

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Adult Writing Workshop: Making Your Best Book: Ten Things to Do Before You Push That “Publish” Button

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$50

MONDAY, MAY 13 Making Your Best Book: Ten Things to Do Before You Push That "Publish" Button Instructor: Kathy Matthews You’re a writer, not a publisher. So, how are you supposed to navigate the confusing swamp of self-publishing? Learn ten ways, big and small, that will help you produce your best book . . . and calm those author anxieties. INSTRUCTOR: Katherine Matthews is a freelance writer and editor. She is the former managing editor at PageSpring Publishing and the…

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Writing Master Class: Creativity, Mechanics, and Motivation for Writers

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$50

SATURDAY, MAY 18 Creativity, Mechanics, and Motivation for Writers Instructors: Nicole M. Gnezda, PhD and Melissa Weber, MA Join creativity consultant Nicole M. Gnezda, PhD and writing instructor Melissa L. Weber, MA for a unique master class that will help you tap into your creative resources, give you techniques to improve your craft, and offer you an opportunity to share your work with your classmates. You will develop a deeper understanding of the creative process, learn to generate better ideas,…

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Adult Writing Workshop: How to Build an Author Platform, Network, and Audience to Attract Publishers

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$50

MONDAY, MAY 20 Building Your Author Platform: How to Build a Network and Audience to Attract Book Publishers Instructor: Brooke Preston In today's climate, publishers still care about content . . but they increasingly also care about an author's “platform.” Even a great premise may be passed by if an author is perceived to have insufficient connections or social heft to sufficiently propel the book's promotion. What's a non-celebrity author to do? This workshop, taught by Brooke Preston (writer, satirist,…

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June 2019

Thurber House Summer Writing Camp: 2/3 Grade

June 3 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$150.00

Thurber House turns 35 this year, and we are excited to celebrate with our campers! We have new teachers joining our camp favorites, a “Flat Thurber” to write about, a chance to play in dirt (and write about it), craft poems, and meet others who love to read and write too. For Rising 2 and 3 Graders: Writing isn’t just an indoor activity. This week we’ll explore our great big world Lorax style, “talk” to plants, and hypothesize what animals…

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Thurber House Summer Writing Camp: 2/3 Grade

June 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$150.00

Thurber House turns 35 this year, and we are excited to celebrate with our campers! We have new teachers joining our camp favorites, a “Flat Thurber” to write about, a chance to play in dirt (and write about it), craft poems, and meet others who love to read and write too. For Rising 2 and 3 Graders: Writing isn’t just an indoor activity. This week we’ll explore our great big world Lorax style, “talk” to plants, and hypothesize what animals…

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Thurber Summer Writing Camp: 4/5 Grade

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$225.00

Thurber House turns 35 this year, and we are excited to celebrate with our campers! We have new teachers joining our camp favorites, walking field trips, a “Flat Thurber” to write about, a chance to play in dirt (and write about it), solve mysteries, craft poems, and meet others who love to read and write too. For Rising 4 and 5 Graders: We’ll cover everything from Ohio to the worlds beyond at camp. You’ll work with historical fiction, fly out…

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Thurber House Summer Writing Camp: 4/5 Grade

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$225.00

Thurber House turns 35 this year, and we are excited to celebrate with our campers! We have new teachers joining our camp favorites, walking field trips, a “Flat Thurber” to write about, a chance to play in dirt (and write about it), solve mysteries, craft poems, and meet others who love to read and write too. For Rising 4 and 5 Graders: We’ll cover everything from Ohio to the worlds beyond at camp. You’ll work with historical fiction, fly out…

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July 2019

Thurber House Summer Writing Camp: 4/5 Grade

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$225.00

Thurber House turns 35 this year, and we are excited to celebrate with our campers! We have new teachers joining our camp favorites, walking field trips, a “Flat Thurber” to write about, a chance to play in dirt (and write about it), solve mysteries, craft poems, and meet others who love to read and write too. For Rising 4 and 5 Graders: We’ll cover everything from Ohio to the worlds beyond at camp. You’ll work with historical fiction, fly out…

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Thurber House Summer Writing Camp: 6-8 Grade

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$225.00

Thurber House turns 35 this year, and we are excited to celebrate with our campers! We have new teachers joining our camp favorites, walking field trips, a “Flat Thurber” to write about, a chance to play in dirt (and write about it), solve mysteries, craft poems, and meet others who love to read and write too. For Rising 6, 7, & 8 Graders: Break out of your writing rut with our imaginative and sometimes wacky teachers this week. From stretching…

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Thurber House Summer Writing Camp: 6-8 Grade

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$225.00

Thurber House turns 35 this year, and we are excited to celebrate with our campers! We have new teachers joining our camp favorites, walking field trips, a “Flat Thurber” to write about, a chance to play in dirt (and write about it), solve mysteries, craft poems, and meet others who love to read and write too. For Rising 6, 7, & 8 Graders: Break out of your writing rut with our imaginative and sometimes wacky teachers this week. From stretching…

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Thurber House Summer Writing Camp: 6-8 Grade

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$225.00

Thurber House turns 35 this year, and we are excited to celebrate with our campers! We have new teachers joining our camp favorites, walking field trips, a “Flat Thurber” to write about, a chance to play in dirt (and write about it), solve mysteries, craft poems, and meet others who love to read and write too. For Rising 6, 7, & 8 Graders: Break out of your writing rut with our imaginative and sometimes wacky teachers this week. From stretching…

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August 2019

Thurber House Summer Writing Camp: 6-8 Grade

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$225.00

Thurber House turns 35 this year, and we are excited to celebrate with our campers! We have new teachers joining our camp favorites, walking field trips, a “Flat Thurber” to write about, a chance to play in dirt (and write about it), solve mysteries, craft poems, and meet others who love to read and write too. For Rising 6, 7, & 8 Graders: Break out of your writing rut with our imaginative and sometimes wacky teachers this week. From stretching…

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