Wednesday, May 4, 2011

News from Thurber House

Thurber House is located near downtown Columbus, OH at 77 Jefferson Ave in the restored home of James Thurber and his family. Here, from a recent electronic newsletter from Thurber House, are an event and activity that may be of interest to Benchley fans.

Joe Blundo Teaching Master Class at Thurber House. Joe Blundo is bringing his wit and wisdom to Thurber House! The popular Columbus Dispatch columnist will be teaching a Master Class on humor and column writing on Saturday, May 21 from 1-3 p.m. at Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Class is limited to 25 students and the deadline to register is Tuesday, May 17.

Enter the 2011 Thurber Treat Contest! Do you like to fill in cartoon captions? Enjoy writing short stories? Or maybe just want to stretch the “write” part of your brain? If so, check out our 2011 Thurber Treat contest. This year they're asking contestants to pick one of three possible cartoons, create a caption for that particular cartoon and then elaborate on the caption with a fun story (limited to 1000 words). The deadline to enter is Friday, May 27. The three winning authors will be guests of Thurber House for dinner at the Wednesday, June 8 Literary Picnic, and will read their sage or silly entries.

For more information visit the Thurber House website,

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