November 14, 2017
Bexley Public Library
2411 East Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209
Hosted by Abby Feinknopf
1:15pm Program: Author and Gramercy Books Store Owner, Linda Kass
Guests are invited to visit Gramercy Books and Kittie’s Cakes, across the street, following the program.
RSVP by November 12 to Abby Feinkopf 614-214-9096
Linda Kass, founder and owner of Gramercy Books, grew up on Columbus’s east side. Trained as a journalist, she began her career as a magazine reporter and correspondent for regional and national publications, such as Columbus Monthly, TIME, and The Detroit Free Press. She currently serves as an assistant editor for the Narrative, an online literary magazine. After a decade working in corporate communications and public affairs within the cable television and broadcasting industries in Detroit and New York City, she returned to Columbus and co-authored The Real Life Nutrition Book (Penguin, 1992). Her debut novel, TASA’S SONG (May 2016, She Writes Press), inspired by her mother’s early life in eastern Poland during the Second World War, received a Bronze Medal for Historical Fiction from the Independent Publisher Award Program and earned excellent reviews in Booklist and elsewhere. In the Columbus community, Linda is known as a strong advocate of education, literacy, and the arts, and has played leadership roles on the Bexley School Board, Bexley Education Foundation, Capital University, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Kidsohio.org, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees, and United Way of Central Ohio. She is the founder of, and has led, a successful Bexley author series that, in 2017, celebrated its tenth year under the auspices of Bexley Public Library featuring acclaimed author Colson Whitehead. Along with her love of reading and writing, attending live concerts of all kinds of music, seeing films, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, Linda is an avid long distance road cyclist and rides in Pelotonia every year to support cancer research.