david giffels

Photographer Johnny Joo photographed an abandoned Rolling Acres Mall with a layer of snow.
Johnny Joo / Odd World Studio

In an effort to understand Ohio, an Akron-based author is traveling around the state. David Giffels believes the key to understanding the country ahead of the 2020 presidential election begins in his own backyard.

His quest continues this month by looking at the realities of Ohio’s economy and the president’s promises to bring jobs back into the area.

Write Here: Literature Set in Ohio

May 5, 2014

11:00 Nothing against Michigan or Indiana, but there's something about Ohio that inspires great works of literature, from Sherwood Anderson's influential stories of pre-industrial small-town life, to Toni Morrison's powerful portraits of race and identity. As the Ohioana Book Festival approaches, we'll talk to authors who find inspiration from the Buckeye State. Guests