We are thrilled to be a part of Columbus, Ohio’s first Flyover Fest! Through multiple arts in walkable, distinctive venues, Flyover Fest will engage the city, stimulate creativity and spark conversation. Flyover includes literature, music, film and a book fair. Buy your tickets today at https://www.theflyoverfest.com.
Join and chat with us about bookstores and libraries as important spaces for civic engagement.
Resistance + Refuge : Bookstores + Libraries
In an environment seen by millions as regressive, learn how bookstores and libraries are places of activism and refuge.
When: 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017
Where: Rambling House, 310 E. Hudson St., Columbus, OH 43202
Angie Sharkey is a youth services manager within Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML). She has been with CML for nearly 10 years and was previously with Upper Arlington Public Library. As a politically engaged librarian, she brings a fresh perspective from women’s rights to serving immigrant populations. Connect with Angie here.
Charlie Pugsley is the founder and owner of Bookspace Columbus, an ever-evolving concept whose main aims are to spread awareness through the Columbus, Ohio area through self-education, self-empowerment and community involvement. Learn more about Charlie here.
Linda Kass is founder and owner of Gramercy Books, an independently-minded, carefully curated neighborhood bookstore located in the heart of Bexley, Ohio. Three years in the making, Gramercy Books opened its doors on December 12, 2016. learn more about Linda here.
As co-founder of Cbus Libraries, Bryan champions libraries, library professionals and the love of reading. Through grassroots community involvement, including Cbus Libraries’ Libraries Everywhere program, Bryan believes a strong democracy is created, in part, through libraries and intellectual freedom.
The Flyover Fest is presented by Two Dollar Radio (founders), Outer Orbit Booking, Wild Goose Creative and Wexner Center for the Arts. The festival is brought to Columbus in part by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Dispatch Media Group and Columbus Makes Art/Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Special thanks to Eric Obenauf & Eliza Wood-Obenauf of Two Dollar Radio for inviting Cbus Libraries to participate!