Thursday, June 2, 2011

2011 Thurber Treat Picnic - The First of Five Evenings of Good Friends, Good Food, and Great Books!

Thurber House will kick off the 26th season of Summer Literary Picnics, a series of outdoor dinners and readings with Ohio-connected authors. This year's Thurber Treat will take place on Wednesday, June 8 on the side lawn of Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave. (Rain site at State Auto Insurance, 518 E. Broad St.)

Winners of the Thurber Treat writing contest will be featured at the Picnic. This year they asked writers to choose from a selection of Thurber cartoons, write a caption for the cartoon, and then expand on the caption with a silly or sage story. Nancy Gilson, Arts Editor for the Columbus Dispatch, will serve as host for the evening.

Starting at 5:20, the Thurber House Young Docents will offer special guided tours of Thurber House. Picnicking will begin at 6:15 p.m.; guests can order a delicious catered dinner from Party Panache, or bring their own. You can also feel free to bring the alcoholic beverage of your choice. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for the reading and dinner and $15 for the reading only. All dinner reservations must be made by 4 p.m. on Monday, June 6. Reading-only tickets are sold in advance and at the door. For more details, or to purchase tickets, call 614-464-1032 or visit

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