Author Tribuzzo to speak at Learned Owl

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The Learned Owl is looking forward to welcoming Fred Tribuzzo to the shop on June 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. Tribuzzo has written a book called "American Sky," the story of a young man going to work for a father and son, learning the skills for starting a Lycoming or Continental engine on a hot summer day and the humor, courage and vision to pursue dreams.

Whether attending a training session with a fellow pilot whose relative snapped the famous photograph of the Wright Brothers first flight, or listening to a grouchy cab driver's pithy remarks before a long flight home, the author encounters people and random experiences as if they're signposts of life. He learns that a teacher can often be a place, a stranger, a story, the sky itself.

"American Sky is certainly a must-read for anyone who loves aviation....who loves or seeks to enjoy the richness of life's experiences and.... who appreciates the literature of good storytelling," said Dr. I. Nettey, associate dean in the College of Applied Engineering at Kent State University.

Tribuzzo has been published in Flying magazine and has flown aircraft from the J3 Cub to the fastest corporate jet ever made. He also flew internationally for eight years on a corporate Boeing 737 for a Columbus-based company. In addition, he is an accomplished electric bass player and received a fellowship in 1987 from the Ohio Arts Council for piano, oboe and string compositions.

Call 330-653-2252 to find out more about this event. Reservations are not required. The Learned Owl Book Shop is located at 204 N. Main St., Hudson.

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