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91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
614-464-1032 http://www.thurberhouse.org

April 2018

Thurber House Master Class: Cultivating Children’s Creativity

April 5, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$150

THURSDAY, APRIL 5 Cultivating Children's Creativity Instructor: Niki Gnezda Creativity is the skill of the future, yet our children have limited opportunities to think creatively and practice the creative process. This workshop will help adults (parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers) who work with children learn how to encourage children’s creative development. We will explore the brain science of creativity, the creative process, creative art and writing activities, and suggestions for responding to children’s creativity. Then we will make and bind journals…

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Thurber House Adult Writing Workshop: Finding a Literary Agent

April 9, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$45 – $50

MONDAY, APRIL 9 Ready, Set, Query: Finding a Literary Agent Instructor: Kristen Lepionka So you finished your manuscript—now what? If you want to pursue a path toward traditional publishing, you'll want a literary agent to represent you. This workshop will explore what an agent does, why it's good to have one, and (most importantly) how to go about finding the right agent for you. We'll go over what makes a great query letter and how to write one, developing a…

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Thurber House Adult Writing Workshop: Crafting the Personal Essay

April 16, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$45 – $50

MONDAY, APRIL 16 Crafting the Personal Essay Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder We all have perceptions about the experiences in our lives. But how do we transform them onto the page? The personal essay is a powerful way to explore these ideas more deeply. In this workshop, we’ll learn techniques for writing the personal essay and we’ll experiment with several forms to help you begin that first draft. INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Lopez Snyder’s essays and short stories have been featured in 34th…

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Thurber House Adult Writing Workshop: So You Want to Be a Travel Writer?

April 23, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$45 – $50

MONDAY, APRIL 23 So You Want to Be a Travel Writer? Instructor: Rich Warren If you love to write and also love to travel, writing travel stories for newspapers, magazines, or online sites may be a way to pick up some extra cash while combining your two passions. Learn how to find potential markets and how to entice editors with story ideas. We will discuss techniques for writing a query letter that will get noticed, as well as tips about…

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Thurber House Adult Writing Workshop: Introduction to Writing Satire

April 30, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$45 – $50

MONDAY, APRIL 30 Introduction to Writing Satire Instructor: Brooke Preston Satire is often called "the comedy of outrage." In this lively workshop, learn to channel injustices large and small into satirical comedy pieces that make people laugh and think. Participants will learn the building blocks of comedic satire as well as helpful exercises and tools to turn a clever idea into a great, publishable piece. The workshop includes some writing time, so please bring a notebook and pen or a…

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May 2018

Thurber House Adult Writing Workshop: Revise Like a Rockstar: Editing Strategies for Prose

May 7, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$45 – $50

MONDAY, MAY 7 Revise Like a Rockstar: Editing Strategies for Prose Instructors: Christiane Buuck and Meredith Doench Many writers dread the act of revision, particularly after they have just completed a draft. Sometimes the mere idea of editing a draft can be daunting, but strong editing is one of the sharpest tools in a writer’s toolbox. In this workshop, we will use a sample draft and practice several revision methods. At the end of this workshop you’ll have strategies to…

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Thurber House Master Class: Write a Story Start to Finish

May 12, 2018 9:00 am @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$150

SATURDAY, MAY 12 Write a Story Start to Finish Instructor: Erin Flanagan In this three-hour master class, we’re each going to write a short story from beginning to end. Sound ambitious? You’re damn right, but it's doable. We’ll start by breaking down the narrative elements of a story, take a look at structure, do a quick sketch of scenes, then get to work. Bring your writing implements of choice (paper and pen, computer, tablet, etc), the belief that you can…

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Thurber House Adult Writing Workshop: Get Writing! Mechanics, Techniques, and Inspiration

May 14, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$45 – $50

MONDAY, MAY 14 Get Writing! Mechanics, Techniques, and Inspiration Instructor: Melissa L. Weber Join Melissa L. Weber for the writer’s trifecta: The Best Grammar Refresher (Or, “I can’t remember indirect objects, but this sentence just doesn’t sound right”), a review of literary techniques (remember alliteration?), and motivational tips (find the time and the energy to put words on paper—or fingers to keyboard). Plus, she will provide an annotated “best reading about writing and creativity” book list. INSTRUCTOR: Melissa L. Weber…

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Thurber House Adult Writing Workshop: Getting and STAYING Motivated to Write

May 21, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$45 – $50

MONDAY, MAY 21 Getting and STAYING Motivated to Write Instructor: Robin Yocum You have a novel floating around in your head, but for reasons that you can’t explain, you haven’t started typing. Or, you started work on a novel, but progress stopped. Edgar-nominated author Robin Yocum will lead a class on helping you get over the impediments that keep you from writing your first novel. Robin will teach you his method for not only starting a novel, but also for…

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Thurber House Presents an Evening with Author Lee Martin

May 30, 2018 7:00 pm @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$15

The Thurber Center Series is a quarterly series featuring authors with an Ohio connection. All events take place at Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. Each reading is followed by a book signing. Our inaugural event features Lee Martin for his collection of short stories, The Mutual UFO Network. Each story focuses on the secrets we all keep and the consequences that come from bringing the truth to the surface. It explores the intricate relationships people form in…

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August 2018

Thurber Center Series: A Night of Mystery with Andrew Welsh-Huggins

August 14, 2018 7:00 pm @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$15

The Thurber Center Series is a quarterly series featuring authors with an Ohio connection. All events take place at Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. Each reading is followed by a book signing. Andrew Welsh-Huggins is the author of five mysteries featuring ex-Ohio State quarterback Andy Hayes, who overcomes a fall from grace and reinvents himself as a private investigator. Andrew's latest novel, The Third Brother, centers around a missing teenager who vanished without a trace and is…

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September 2018

Thurber Center Series: America’s Favorite Pastime with David Wanczyk

September 6, 2018 7:00 pm @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$15

The Thurber Center Series is a quarterly series featuring authors with an Ohio connection. All events take place at Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. Each reading is followed by a book signing. David Wanczyk, editor of the New Ohio Review, will talk about his latest book, Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind. The first book on blind baseball, Beep illuminates a remarkably innovative and intensely competitive version of America’s favorite pastime. Says the…

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October 2018

Thurber Center Series: The Strange and Spooky World of James A. Willis

October 24, 2018 7:00 pm @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$15

The Thurber Center Series is a quarterly series featuring authors with an Ohio connection. All events take place at Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. Each reading is followed by a book signing. Back by popular demand, James A. Willis will tell more spooky and strange tales about Ohio, delving into the Buckeye State’s most unusual sightings and citizens. Ghosts, monsters, UFOs, oh MY! Willis has been walking on the weird side of history for over 30 years.…

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November 2018

Pen & Tell It! 4/5 Grade: Diary of a 4th & 5th Grader

November 4, 2018 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

It’s time to channel our inner Greg Hefley! We’ll develop and write our own Diary of a 4th/5th Grader stories about our lives at school and at home. We all have some funny drama and stories to share. We’ll even add some stick figure drawing to complement our work. Instructor: Andra Gillum is a free-lance writer, and the author of the children’s books Doggy Drama series. She writes a periodic column for the Columbus Dispatch using observational humor. She also…

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Pen & Tell It! 6/7/8 Grade: What’s Your Problem?

November 4, 2018 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

The best stories have conflicts that seem unsolvable, but how do writers DO that? How many different conflicts can there really be? This class will show you how to create characters with BIG problems and stories that will keep readers guessing. Instructor: Jody Casella is an author and a former high school English teacher. Her YA novel Thin Space, received a starred review from Kirkus. She blogs, teaches writing classes for writers of all ages, and is the Regional Director…

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Pen & Tell It! 2/3 Grade: Up, Down, All Around

November 4, 2018 2:00 pm @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$20.00

Writing inspiration is everywhere—you just have to find it, and that’s what we’ll be doing in this class. We’ll look, listen, and feel for story ideas, and write about whatever gets our imaginations fired up! Instructor: Lyn Ford is an Ohio teaching artist, the author of the award-winning Affrilachian Tales and Beyond the Briar Patch. Lyn is also a fulltime storyteller, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, whose work has taken her to Hawaii, Australia, Ireland, and many other venues

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Pen & Tell It! 4/5 Grade: Transformation Tales

November 11, 2018 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

No one likes a story where nothing interesting happens. You will avoid this epic problem in this class where you will discover how to put your characters through crazy challenges and see how they turn out in the end. You’ll even learn some new folktales along the way, too. Instructor: Lyn Ford is an Ohio teaching artist, the author of the award-winning Affrilachian Tales and Beyond the Briar Patch. Lyn is also a fulltime storyteller, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator,…

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Pen & Tell It! 6/7/8 Grade: Write Jokes Like a Pro

November 11, 2018 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

There are no “dad jokes” in this class. Learn how to write funny, original jokes on any subject, for any occasion. Jokes make everything better – stories, schoolwork, trying to convince your parents to let you stay up later. You’ll learn the secrets of the comedy trade from a successful professional comedian. Instructor: Mike Larsen is a nationally-known comedian who has appeared on HBO, Showtime and The Tonight Show, as well as being a regular performer at the Funny Bone…

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Pen & Tell It! 2/3 Grade: The Big Question

November 11, 2018 2:00 pm @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$20.00

Big questions abound in this class! What does fear taste like? What is the smell of hope? How does love feel? Answer these and other Big Questions in poetry form by using your five senses. Have fun picking a Big Question Card and see what creative answers you can craft. Instructor: Amy Greenberg is a writer, poet and translator. She has facilitated workshops for several years at Thurber House as well as at several schools and libraries in the Central…

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Pen & Tell It! 4/5 Grade: Design Your Own VILLAIN

November 18, 2018 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

Take a walk on the dark side as we create our own villains and delve into what makes them tick. Is it his or her bad personality? Is it a mean streak? Do villains have exceptional powers that let them get away with evil? We’ll break it all down as we design, draw and outfit our own villain, complete with fabric clothes and accessories. Instructor: Megan Moriarty is an art educator and practicing artist. She teaches art all around town,…

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Pen & Tell It! 6/7/8 Grade: From Page to Stage

November 18, 2018 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

Make your words come to life! If you’ve ever thought about writing for theatre, television, or film, you know how important it is that words on the page can translate to the stage or screen. We’ll start off with some improvisation games to find inspiration, and then get that inspiration down on the page when we write and workshop scenes. Instructor: Winter Mead is a former member of the Stanford Drama Department Faculty and has taught writing, acting, and directing…

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February 2019

Writing Wizards 2/3 Grade: It’s a Whole New World!

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$110.00

Trees are made of licorice, it rains chocolate milk, there is no homework, and adults have to obey kids. What happens in a world like this? We dare you to imagine big in this class because you’ll need to create a place that is uniquely yours and write and draw all about it! Instructor: Valerie Cumming is a freelance writer who has taught various classes at Thurber House for over fifteen years.

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Writing Wizards 4/5 Grade: World Builders

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$125.00

The best part of reading is escaping into another reality and the best part of writing, is the ability to create one. You are the J.K. Rowling of your world in this class, from beginning to end. The sky’s the limit! Unless you decide that it’s actually not…. Instructor: Stacy Fabbre is the illustrator of several picture books including The Fate of the Frog, and is an aspiring writer.

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Writing Wizards 6-8 Grade: Nonfiction with Flair

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$125.00

Want to be the next Lin-Manuel Miranda? Do you love history or geeking out over research? We will delve into what it takes to write awesome literary nonfiction, from picking a topic, to how to put the research into an interesting story (or maybe a hit Broadway play). You don’t have to be obsessed with Hamilton to enjoy this class. Instructor: Bethany Tuten is a middle school language arts and social studies teacher, who also teaches creative problem solving.

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Writing Wizards 2/3 Grade: Can You Imagine?

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$110.00

Can you imagine what would happen if you took over the school with your friends, or developed super powers? What would happen? How would the story go? We’ll use a fun theme and writing prompt each week to spark our creativity and big imaginations! Instructor: Andra Gillum is the author of the children’s book series, Doggy Drama. She also writes a periodic column for the Columbus Dispatch.

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Writing Wizards 4/5 Grade: Recipe for Writing

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$125.00

You know the main ingredients: character, plot, setting. But what’s the best recipe for mixing up a perfectly blended book? How do you make it a page-turner? Join us for a crash course in whipping up a story that will leave readers hungry for more. Instructor: Jody Casella is an author of the acclaimed YA novel, Thin Space, and a former high school English teacher.

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Writing Wizards 6-8 Grade: Generation Next

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$125.00

Every generation insists that the younger generation is “different.” In this class, we’ll have fun with the premise that Gen Z really is different. Using genres like science fiction, fantasy, and alternative history, we’ll figure out what powers, talents, and philosophies set you apart…and tell the story of how you’ll take over the world! Instructors: Kathy Matthews is a freelance writer and Dan Mushalko is operations manager at WCBE radio. They’ve been teaching creative writing workshops together for years.

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March 2019

Spring Break Mini-Camp at Thurber Center!

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$125.00

Join us for a BRAND NEW spring break mini-camp for 4-6 graders, Tuesday March 26-Thursday, March 28! Break the winter blues with silly stories, writing adventures, character creation and more at our Spring Break Mini-Camp! We’ll delve into suspense writing with Jim Flanagan, make 3D characters from clay with artist Megan Moriarty, craft different tales with Lyn Ford, and Linda Forte-Spearing visits each day with Harry Potter inspired activities. And that’s only half of what we plan to do! It’s…

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April 2019

Adult Writing Workshop: Crafting the Personal Essay

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

MONDAY, APRIL 8 Crafting the Personal Essay Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder Are you looking for ways to transform your memories on to the page? Memory is an evocative thing, and in some cases, a ceaseless tyrant. The personal essay is a powerful way to explore these ideas more deeply to create a compelling narrative. In this workshop, we’ll learn and apply techniques for writing memory as personal essay, including how to “unpack” transformative moments about a person, place, or thing.…

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Adult Writing Workshop: Writing Your Children’s Book

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$50

MONDAY, APRIL 15 Writing Your Children’s Book Instructor: Andra Gillum Do you dream of writing a children’s book? Maybe you have lots of great ideas, but don’t know where to start. It’s time to stop dreaming, and get to work. Andra has published three children’s picture books. She will share her experiences about storylines, manuscripts, editors, illustrators, and publishers. Bring your ideas and stories. We’ll have fun learning and sharing together! INSTRUCTOR: Andra Gillum is a freelance writer and the…

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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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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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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 $5 Pop Up Event: Anietra Hamper

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$5

Join former television news anchor, Columbus native, and author Anietra Hamper for a book reading and signing with Thurber House. About the book and author: Columbus, Ohio is a state capital jam-packed with playful and surprising experiences that leave a lasting impression on visitors. 100 Things to Do in Columbus Before You Die is an exploration into the best of the city, and the top experiences it has to offer. This indispensable guide will show you how to tackle a…

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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 $5 Pop Up Event: Sandra Gurvis

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$5

Sandra Gurvis’s The Pipe Dreamers is being reissued in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the 1969 1970 school year demonstrations that culminated in the tragedies at Kent State and Jackson State. Given today’s political, social, and economic divisiveness, it serves as a reminder that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Like Kent State in the late 1960s, Hayes University is in a sleepy Ohio college town. Julia Brandon, an innocent sorority girl, is…

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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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September 2019

Teen Open Mic Night

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 20, 2019 12:00 am

Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$5.00

Feel like reading your stuff in front of people, but can't find an open mic for anyone under 18? Well, look no further. Thurber House is starting an open mic night solely for teens 13-19. Come, sign up, read. It's that easy. Even if you just want to come hear some great writing by people your own age, that's cool too. And yes, there will be snacks!

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October 2019

Teen Open Mic Night

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 20, 2019 12:00 am

Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$5.00

Feel like reading your stuff in front of people, but can't find an open mic for anyone under 18? Well, look no further. Thurber House is starting an open mic night solely for teens 13-19. Come, sign up, read. It's that easy. Even if you just want to come hear some great writing by people your own age, that's cool too. And yes, there will be snacks!

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Thurber House Special Event: My Strange and Spooky World with James A. Willis

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$5.25

James A. Willis has been walking on the weird side of history for over 30 years. He will tell spooky and strange tales about the Buckeye State’s most unusual sightings and citizens—ghosts, monsters, UFOs, murderous villains, courageous heroes, and much more! Willis has authored more than a dozen books, including Ohio's Historic Haunts: Investigating the Paranormal in the Buckeye State, The Big Book of Ohio Ghost Stories, Central Ohio Legends and Lore, and Weird Ohio. GHOST HUNT RAFFLE That's not…

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Thurber House Halloween Party

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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Free

Join us for a Thurber House Halloween Party! WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 1:00-3:00 pm WHERE: Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. WHO: You! WHAT: An awesome Thurber House Halloween celebration, with creepy crafts, weird and wicked writing, spooky stories, and, of course, tours of haunted Thurber House. We'll have some delicious refreshments as well! COST: Free! All are welcome, but activities are aimed at ages 7-12. **PLEASE NOTE: All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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November 2019

Pen and Tell It! 4/5 Grade: Mind. Body. Pencil.

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

Take down writers’ block once and for all! We’re combining basic yoga poses and writing to help you “unblock” yourself when you feel stuck in your writing. You’ll move, create, and even write stories about some of the yoga poses like downward dog and arched cat. NO YOGA EXPERIENCE NEEDED.

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Pen and Tell It! 6-8 Grade: Creepy Campfire Tales

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

Have you ever heard a rumor so spooky that it made your spine tingle? We are going to create, pen, and illustrate our own urban legends using a fun and slightly sinister recipe that just might have you spooking yourself.

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Pen and Tell It! 2/3 Grade: What’s Your Fortune?

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$20.00

Try your luck with our version of fortune telling! Pick a fortune from the treasure box and get inspired to write a poem or a story. Tempt fate by combining more than one—what crazy plots can you bring to life?

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Pen and Tell It! 6-8 Grade: See Your Name in Print

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

It can be hard getting published and we’re here to help. In this session, you will learn about some of the publishing opportunities for kids, practice writing a piece, and get the tools you need to submit your work taught by a published author who has been where you are.

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Pen and Tell It! 4/5 Grade: Ahoy, Writers!

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

Arrrr, you ready for some writing fun? Join us for a day of swashbuckling adventures on the high seas. You will learn about pirates and mermaids, write your own stories, make treasure maps, and more.

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Pen and Tell It! 2/3 Grade: Shopping Cart Adventures

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$20.00

Grocery stores are boring, but not today! You’ll create your own store with whatever items you want, imagine who shops there, and then put them in situations with special “shopping lists” and adventures. Will your character survive their trip to the store?!

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Teen Open Mic Night

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 20, 2019 12:00 am

Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$5.00

Feel like reading your stuff in front of people, but can't find an open mic for anyone under 18? Well, look no further. Thurber House is starting an open mic night solely for teens 13-19. Come, sign up, read. It's that easy. Even if you just want to come hear some great writing by people your own age, that's cool too. And yes, there will be snacks!

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Pen and Tell It! 4/5 Grade: Epic Story Scrolls

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

Discover the art of Chinese story scrolls, where a long panel is illustrated to reveal a story as it is unrolled. You will use paint, fabric, and other embellishments to illustrate and write an adventure, a monumental event, or a story you invented. Whatever you decide, it will be epic!

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Pen and Tell It! 6-8 Grade: Curses!

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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$25.00

Curses, like rules, are made to be broken. We’ll explore folklore and folktales to concoct our own spells with their own system of punishment and rewards, and see if our characters can survive the day.

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December 2019

Thurber House Adult Writing Workshop: Go Rogue! Write with Reckless Abandon

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus,OH43215United States
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Go Rogue! Write with Reckless Abandon Instructor: Katherine Matthews Give your creative self a gift before the hectic holiday season with a morning devoted to writing for fun! Writer and Thurber House instructor Katherine Matthews has taken her favorite activities from our writing classes for tweens and teens and adapted them for grown-ups. Expect to be challenged and entertained. Flex those writing muscles with a class chock full of fun activities and unexpected prompts. Sure, you'll learn…

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