*THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ONLINE ON THE ZOOM VIDEO PLATFORM*
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST
Michael J. Rosen and Special Guest Readers
Each summer, the Thurber House lawn plays host to a series of outdoor literary picnics and readings with authors who have an Ohio connection. While this year's picnics might look a little different, join us for this long-running tradition of good friends and great books!
Back by popular demand: Join Michael J. Rosen and special guest readers as they kick off the 2020 Summer Literary Picnics with an evening celebrating James Thurber’s wit! Don’t you need a laugh? Michael Rosen was among those involved in the very first days of Thurber House. He continued to serve as its literary director for twenty years. Michael and special guest readers will read from Collected Fables, an anthology of James Thurber’s beloved fables that includes a foreword by Keith Olbermann and ten previously uncollected or unpublished stories. Featuring Thurber’s original illustrations, Collected Fables is a must-have for Thurber lovers, scholars, and readers of all ages.
"How grateful I am that my dad read me Thurber, otherwise I'd know nothing of these fables and have no suitable way to bide my time until our current nightmares tumble from a careless window.” —Elvis Costello
Picnicking begins at 6:30 pm EST. We may be meeting on Zoom for this event, but that doesn’t mean we can’t picnic! Grab a meal and drop in to the Zoom event early to picnic on the “lawn” with us. We’ll be rolling photos of the Thurber House lawn as you catch up with friends. The program begins at 6:45 pm EST. You will have the opportunity to ask Michael J. Rosen questions after the event and purchase a book.