Author Event - Seriously...What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew Book by Ken Schneck, PhD

Does the geographic cure actually work? Through a fast-paced journey of saying yes to the unfamiliar, pack your bags and set out into the world with a gay Jew determined to answer that universal question of: seriously...what am I doing here? Never having been on an adventure, Ken Schneck finds himself stumbling twice into rural Uganda; signing up for a 425-mile bike ride; stirring up drama at a Californian healing retreat; and somehow standing up straight with a colossal backpack strapped to his shoulders deep in the backwoods of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This occasionally heartbreaking, often insightful, and reliably witty travelogue has at its core our never-ending search for meaning, our desperate need to grasp that elusive sense of place and community, and how we often fail to succeed (sometimes hilariously so!) but keep right on trying. Schneck is the producer/host of "This Show Is So Gay," the long-running, award-winning radio show/podcast. In his spare time, he is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Leadership in Higher Education Program at Baldwin Wallace University where he teaches courses on anti-racism, ethical leadership, and how individuals can work with communities to create a more engaged and just world. You can find him telling stories in and around Cleveland, Ohio. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.  

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Main Library Auditorium