Ohio Humanities
April 2016 E-Newsletter
Don't Miss the 2016 Ohioana Book Festival, Saturday, April 23
FESTIVAL'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY TO DRAW THOUSANDS TO COLUMBUS

The 2016 Ohioana Book Festival's official poster, designed by David Catrow, a writer and illustrator of books for children.
Ohio Humanities is a proud participating sponsor of the Ohioana Book Festival  Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Columbus, Capitol Square. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival. The first event, held at the State Library of Ohio, drew 600 people. It has since grown to become the state's largest literary event dedicated to Ohio writers.  

Approximately 120 Ohio writers, including 10 featured authors will be part of the celebration. Featured writers participate in panel discussions, special programming for children and young adults, workshops, opportunities for book signings, and media interviews. More than 50,000 Ohioans are anticipated to participate this year The event is free and open to the public.
OHIO HUMANITIES WELCOMES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS 

At a recent quarterly meeting of the board, Ohio Humanities confirmed George Kalbouss and Robert S. Fogarty for three-year terms, each, beginning May 1, 2016. "They are an impressive class of leaders," said Ohio Humanities Executive Director Pat Williamsen. "Both bring a strong mixture of advocacy, development and program planning."

George Kalbouss, PhD
George Kalbouss, Columbus, holds a PhD in Slavic Languages from New York University. He is a professor emeritus of Slavic history and languages at The Ohio State University, having taught from 1973 until his retirement in 2001. In addition to his academic career, from 1961-1999, Dr. Kalbouss served in the US Army Reserves as a military intelligence specialist, retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel. His public service includes working with the Governor's Cultural Office and business missions to Russia. Dr. Kalbouss has presented programs as a participant of the Ohio Humanities'  Speakers Bureau a participant of  Booked for the Day and an active participant of 

Robert S. Fogarty, PhD
Robert S. Fogarty, Yellow Springs, holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Denver. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships from such prestigious organizations as the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1977, he has served as the editor of  The Antioch Review , one of the oldest continuously published literary magazines in America. 

Under is his guidance "The Antioch Review" has been recognized with numerous awards, including a PEN/American Center's Nora Magid Lifetime Achievement Award for Editing and the Ohioana Library Association's Martha Kinney Cooper Award for Literary Excellence.

POINTS OF VIEW: POSTHUMANISM WITH DR. KEVIN LAGRANDEUR

W ith funding support by Ohio Humanities, the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will host Dr. Kevin LaGrandeur. He will presents an interactive discussion if the rise of technology has generated new impressions of what it means to be human. 

Dr. LaGrandeur will also speak to the question if being human is different today than it was 50 or even 25 years ago. The talk is one of three in MOCA's  Points of View series, which were also funded by Ohio Humanities, in coordination with MOCA's main gallery exhibitions.The event is scheduled for  7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016

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