This evening Thurber House welcomes former Ohio State basketball benchwarmer and writer Mark Titus. Tickets are still available.

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This evening the Thurber House's Literary Picnic Series welcomes former Ohio State basketball benchwarmer and author Mark Titus. During his four years at OSU, Titus had a front-row seat to Buckeye greats like Greg Oden, Mike Conley Jr. and Evan Turner as he rode the bench - Titus played a total of 48 minutes during his tenure and scored nine points. As OSU basketball head coach Thad Matta puts it on Titus' book cover, "Of all the players I've coached in my career, Mark Titus is one of them."

Titus turned this experience into the popular blog Club Trillion, a hilarious and no-holds-barred look at basketball and college life, that spawned Titus' first book, "Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench." Titus' humorous stories and anecdotes range from insightful to irreverent, and they are anything but typical. Titus has also contributed to The New York Times, espn.com and grantland.com.

The Literary Picnic series is an outdoor event on the Thurber House (77 E. Jefferson Ave.) lawn. Tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. reading by Titus and cost $15. The Thurber House will remain open after the reading for tours and a book signing with Titus. -Jesse Tigges