Akron writer David Giffels featured at Stark State College Nov. 15

The public is invited to a free event featuring Northeast Ohio author David Giffels on Nov. 15 at Stark State College.

Giffels, author of this year’s Common Read book The Hard Way on Purpose, will be featured at a 6 p.m. reception and will speak at 7 p.m. with a book signing to follow, all in Silk Auditorium on the College’s main campus at 6200 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton.

Giffels is an assistant professor of English at The University of Akron, where he teaches creative nonfiction in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program. His most recent book, All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House, received widespread acclaim. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Redbook, and many other publications. Giffels was a columnist and feature writer for the Akron Beacon Journal from 1994 to 2008. He was also a writer for MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head.

Giffels’ recent awards include the Cleveland Arts Prize for literature, the Ohioana Book Award, and the AP’s Best News Writer in Ohio award. He lives in Akron with his wife and two children.

For more information, email maddison@starkstate.edu or call 330-494-6170 ext. 5525.