Publishing a Memoir When You're Not Famous or Dead
Weds. 9/20/17, 7pm Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave, Cle.
September's edition of Between the Lines features two award-winning authors: journalist Joanna Connors and writer/podcaster/professor Ken Schneck! Join us at Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern to see both writers read from their recently published work. Ken's debut memoir is Seriously, What am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew. Joanna's memoir, I Will Find You: A Journalist Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her" was released in 2016 to critical acclaim. Following the reading, they will offer tips for crafting a compelling and relatable memoir and take questions from the audience.
Ken Schneck is the producer/host of This Show is So Gay, the award-winning, long-running radio show/podcast. He is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, and his forthcoming book “Seriously, What Am I Doing Here?: The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew” was published by 1984 Publishing in Spring 2017. In his spare time, he is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Leadership in Higher Education Program at Baldwin Wallace University.
Joanna Connors is a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the author of the memoir, “I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her," published in 2016 by Grove Press. Her journalism awards include the 2008 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism from Northwestern University, Columbia University’s Dart Award for Coverage of Trauma, and Columbia University’s Mike Berger Award, as well as several state and local awards. She was the recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship in literature from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture in 2012.