Hanif Abdurraqib is having an impressive year, though he’s not making a big deal of it. In what he has called the “everything-at-once”-ness of the past few months, Abdurraqib has expressed much gratitude, as well as disinterest, in accolades and decoration in a general sense. In June, his words were used in a celebration of […]
Presented by Thurber House, Evenings with Authors is a series of readings and chats with nationally known authors, followed by a Q&A session, book signing, and a punch and cookies reception. The Fall 2019 Evenings with Authors Series is presented by The Ohio State University Libraries. In Urban Contemporary History Month: Poems, Scott Woods interrogates […]
Thurber House is pleased to present Tayari Jones, award-winning author of An American Marriage, in partnership with Denison University. An American Marriage was a 2018 selection for Oprah’s Book Club; a 2018 best book of the year selection for NPR, Time, Bustle, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Amazon.com; and winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize […]
Hear about how the Black Lives Matter-inspired novel The Hate U Give — an instant bestseller — speaks to the heart of race, activism and social change in America today from the author herself, Angie Thomas. Discover how to find your activism and turn the political into the personal, inspiring action and speaking truth to […]
Another Intelligent Black Man is a stage play that tackles many of todays issues. This play takes a real look at topics such as domestic violence, police brutality and drug abuse. Join us as we see the struggles and triumphs of two families helping their teenage children navigate the roads of black culture.
Railroad is a book & writing club designed to educate and enhance the skills of black writers of fiction (short and long form) and non-fiction (essays and articles). Reading and writing is assigned at each meeting, there is an online group component for outside discussion and assignments, and work results and thoughts are shared/critiqued at […]