Now live! Tune in to our podcast “Lines from Loganberry” for a special episode of our Intellect and Inspiration Local Voices series to hear author and professor Ken Schneck interview journalist Robert Fieseler. In honor of Pride Month, Ken asks Robert about his new critically acclaimed nonfiction debut, “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation.”
Robert W. Fieseler is the winner of the 2020 Columbia Journalism School First Decade Award, the 2019 NLGJA (National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association) Journalist of the Year and a debut nonfiction author. He is the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association “Journalist of the Year” and the acclaimed debut author of Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation, winner of the Edgar Award in Best Fact Crime and the Louisiana Literary Award.
Ken Schneck is an author, radio host, and professor at Baldwin Wallace University, where he teaches courses on antiracism, ethical leadership, and creating community-based change. He authored LGBTQ Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati and Seriously . . . What am I Doing Here? Most recently, he founded “The Buckeye Flame,” a new online magazine for LGBTQ+ Ohioans.
We created the Intellect and Inspiration series to aid, engage, and motivate our listeners during these challenging times through the thought-provoking work of a local author. We hope you enjoy!