Events

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At Gramercy, we share our love of books and the arts through a broad range of programming and events that bring the community together. From hosting writers to book clubs, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check out our calendar of events, and discover something new. Here’s a sample of regular events you can look forward to:

AUTHOR NIGHT

We’re proud to host acclaimed local and national authors. Engage with them in an open dialogue as they share their work, hear them reading excerpts from their books, and learn about their writing process. Books are available for sale in the store and authors sign their books after their appearances. Many frequently linger to chat with the audience.

GRAMERCY BOOK CLUB

Celebrate the latest releases in an engaging community book discussion facilitated by the Gramercy staff, owner, or community VIP. 7pm, fourth Tuesday of every month.

POETRY NIGHT

An evening focused on poetry, from readings to workshops. Curated in partnership with the House of Toast Poets: M.J. Abell, Fred Andrle, Charlene Fix, Linda Fuller-Smith, Jerry Roscoe, and Jacquelin Smith. 7pm, fourth Thursday of every month.

SONGWRITER SPOTLIGHT

We will fill our space with top singer-songwriters in the region. Curated in partnership with award-winning singer-songwriter Eric Gnezda, host of the nationally syndicated TV series, Songs at the Center, Charlie Jackson of Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music, and Alec Wightman of Zeppelin Productions. Stay tuned for upcoming events.

GRAMERCY SALON@2424

These will be musical, poetic, and literary experiences that you won’t want to miss. From book conversations to local celebrity appearances to panel discussions on current events, Salon@2424 will offer the delightful and unexpected. Stay tuned for upcoming events.

All Events

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  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
    2017-08-22T23:00:00

    Facilitated by Ohio State University Russian history scholar Nicholas Breyfogle, this month’s book club will feature the best-selling novel, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. The author immerses the reader in an elegantly drawn era with the unforgettable story of Count Alexander Rostov.

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
    2017-08-24T23:00:00

    Award-winning poet Jacquelin Smith will read from both past and recent work, including her chapbook, My G-Rated Life.  She will share a writing exercise that opens the creative flow for writing fresh poetry.  

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
    2017-08-26T14:00:00 to 2017-08-26T23:00:00

    What can be better than visiting outside with authors on a nice summer day? Columbus area authors will display their books under Gramercy's awning, and sign books for purchase. The Festival will continue Sunday, August 27, from 10 am to 4 pm.(Signings will move indoors in case of rain.)

  • Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
    2017-08-27T14:00:00 to 2017-08-27T20:00:00

    What can be better than visiting outside with authors on a nice summer day? Columbus area authors will display their books under Gramercy’s awning and will sign books for purchase on this final day of Gramercy's Local Author Festival. (Signings will move indoors in case of rain.)

  • Monday, August 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
    2017-08-28T23:00:00

    Join Pilliar Award winner and Columbus businessman Dwight E. Smith to celebrate the debut of his picture book (My Special Word) and chapter book (What’s My Word), in collaboration with The Columbus Foundation. Sales of these books will benefit Smith’s non-profit “My Special Word,” a program with the aspiration of inspiring our youth to be who they hope to become through the use of positive words as it supports organizations that administer youth programs and camps, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Columbus.

  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
    2017-08-30T23:00:00

    Join author Kristen Lepionka as she discusses her debut mystery novel released in June from Minotaur Books. Set in Columbus, The Last Place You Look is the first of a series featuring private investigator Roxane Weary. With echoes of Sue Grafton, Dennis Lehane and the hit podcast SerialThe Last Place You Look is the gripping debut of both a bold new voice and character.

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
    2017-09-06T23:00:00

    Join Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and acclaimed novelist Julia Keller for her latest mystery, Fast Falls The Night about a series of drug overdoses that take place over a single 24-hour period in a West Virginia town. The novel is based on a real life event. Kirkus Reviews says Keller's prose “is so pure that her exploration of the desperate scourge of drugs and poverty and her forecast of a grim future for her heroine are a joy to read.” 

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
    2017-09-07T23:00:00

    Join three popular Young Adult (better known as YA) authors in one night: Kerry Winfrey (Love and Other Alien Experiences), Erin McCahan  (The Lake Effect), and Jennifer Maschari (Things That Surprise You, The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price)! The three authors promise loads of laughs when they gather to discuss their latest books and writing lives using fun, rapid-fire ‘Top Three’ lists.

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
    2017-09-13T23:00:00

    Join novelist and Capital University visiting instructor Greg Belliveau for the release of his new collection of creative nonfiction, Seeds: Meditations on Grace in a World with Teeth.

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
    2017-09-14T23:00:00

    Join author and Columbus School for Girls alumna  Barbara Bonner as she shares her most recent book, Inspiring Courage. Through a broad scope of quotations, poems, and true-life stories, Barbara answers the question for readers: How can we manage to move forward in the face of hardship, when the odds aren’t in our favor? A book signing will follow Barbara’s reading and presentation. 

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
    2017-09-26T23:00:00

    Facilitated by Capital University English scholar Reginald Dyck, this month’s book club will feature the acclaimed novelist Louise Erdrich’s latest masterpiece, LaRose , an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture. For the past decade, Professor Dyck has conducted research on Native American Literature. He has published essays on several Native writers including Louise Erdrich, as well as focused some of his teachings in the classroom on her work. 

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
    2017-09-28T23:00:00

    Join poets Joshua Butts, Lesley Jenike, and Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis, faculty of Columbus College of Art and Design, as they share the art and design of poetry with the audience.

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