Sukrungruang, Uhas-Sauer and Betti will make appearances


Ira Sukrungruang: The Kenyon College professor and creative writing author will discuss his memoir, “This Jade World,” with Ohio State University creative writing professor Lee Martin at an in-store event at 7 p.m. 26 January, at Gramercy Books, 2424 E. Main Street, Bexley. “This Jade World” concerns the marriage of Sukrungruang, a Thai American, and an older poet. When his wife filed for divorce after 12 years, Sukrungruang fell into despair. Admission to the event is free but registration is required. The book can be purchased upon registration. Proof of full vaccination or recent negative COVID19 test and masks are required to attend. To register, go to or call 614-867-5515.

Doreen Uhas-Sauer and Tom Betti: The authors of the new book, “Forgotten Landmarks,” will appear in a free live virtual event hosted by the Columbus Metropolitan Library at 6:30 p.m. on January 27. In their new and previous books (“Historic Hotels of Columbus” and “Historic Taverns of Columbus”), Uhas-Sauer and Betti capture the stories of a forgotten Columbus. Attendees of this virtual event will be able to engage in a life chat with the speakers. For more information and to register, go to

—Nancy Gilson

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