Events

From author talks to a monthly book club to poetry readings, find it here.

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 a community expert who brings contextual insight to the book being discussed. 7pm, fourth Tuesday of every month, unless noted otherwise. 

POETRY NIGHT

Evenings focused on poetry, from readings to workshops. 7pm, fourth Thursday of the month. Launch of new poetry collections may be held on alternative dates, as noted. 

SONGWRITER SPOTLIGHT

We present top singer-songwriters in the region, or feature authors writing about music and musicians. Curated in partnership with award-winning singer-songwriter Eric Gnezda, founder and host of the nationally syndicated TV series, Songs at the Center and music devotee Alec Wightman, whose Zeppelin Productions has promoted national act singer-songwriter concerts in Columbus since 1995. Stay tuned for upcoming events.

GRAMERCY SALON@2424

These will be literary experiences 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, November 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
    2018-11-28T00:00:00

    Described as “brilliantly executed” and “compulsively readable,” Unshelteredby New York Times bestselling author and Dayton Literary Peace Prize-winner Barbara Kingsolver, is Gramercy’s November book club selection. This timely novel interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval. The discussion will be facilitated by Ohio State University writing professor, Pulitzer Prize finalist and master of the craft, Lee Martin.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
    2018-12-01T00:00:00

    Join acclaimed author Helen Schulman for the launch of her provocative new novel, Come With Mea mind-bending domestic drama set in Silicon Valley that challenges our modern constructs of attachment and love, purpose and fate. Schulman is the author of five previous novels, including New York Times bestseller This Beautiful Life. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Vanity Fair, Time, Vogue, GQ, The Paris Review, and the New York Times Book Review. Schulman is the Fiction Chair of the MFA Program at The New School in New York City.

  • Friday, January 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-01-05T00:00:00

    Join writer/rocker Joe Oestreich, a Columbus native and the bass player and singer for local semi-legends Watershed. He now lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he chairs the Department of English at Coastal Carolina University. Oestreich is the author of four books, including Hitless Wonder, which documents Watershed’s 30-year trek through the minor leagues of the music business. At this event, he will play a selection of Watershed favorites, pairing them with readings and stories.

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-01-10T00:00:00

    Join astrophysicist Paul Sutter as he presents his exciting, in-depth and highly accessible tour of the universe for lay readers in his book, Your Place in the Universe: Understand Our Big, Messy Existence. A writer, speaker, producer, and on-air host of podcasts and TV programs, Sutter is a new fresh voice in science communication. He is the cosmological researcher and community outreach coordinator for the Department of Astronomy at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI (Center of Science and Industry). Through metaphors and uncomplicated language, Sutter breathes life into the science of astrophysics, unveiling how particles, forces, and fields interplay to create the greatest of cosmic dramas.

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-01-17T00:00:00

    Join author Michael Henson for a book talk and signing of Maggie Boylan, a collection of stories that brings the novel-in-stories form to new heights. Set in rural America amid an epidemic of opiate abuse, this linked collection tells of a woman’s search for her own peculiar kind of redemption. Her journey is by turns frightening, funny, and deeply moving. Henson is the author of four books of fiction and four collections of poetry and has worked as an addiction counselor and community organizer. He has been called the “Philip Levine of the urban Appalachian working class.”

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-01-30T00:00:00

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. To facilitate this discussion is Donna James: mother, wife, executive, trusted resource and advisor in the public and private sector, community leader and advocate. Donna was appointed by President Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council and named by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the top 75 African Americans in Corporate America.

  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:00pm
    2019-02-01T00:00:00

    Join acclaimed poet Marcus Jackson for a reading from his recent collection, Pardon My Heart, a lyrical exploration of love in the contemporary African American ethos where he integrates love, pain, and the forces of the world within story and song. Jackson’s poems have appeared in The American Poetry ReviewThe New Yorker, and Tin House, among others, and he teaches in the M.F.A. program at The Ohio State University.

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