CLS: David Kimmel | Author
Lakeside is proud to welcome David Kimmel, PhD, during our Chautauqua Lecture Series’ ‘Authors and Writing Week.’ He will speak at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8 in Orchestra Hall.
Former Professor of English at Heidelberg University and year-round Marblehead resident, Dr. Kimmel is a trained literature and writing specialist, having received his PhD from The Ohio State University. After instructing reading and writing at the undergraduate level for over 30 years, Dr. Kimmel retired in 2018 to devote his time to writing.
On Tuesday, June 7, Dr. Kimmel will present on his most recent book, Negro Town, the story of an extended multiracial family fashioning a life on the northern edge of the Wyandot Grand Reserve, the final Indian reservation in Ohio. Negro Town is a blend of historical narratives and documents, personal commentaries and fictional vignettes that attempts to connect the dots of history into a fuller view of the events and the people involved in the story.
On Wednesday, June 8, Dr. Kimmel’s presentation will focus on his own approach to writing about “things that have been,” blending the factual and the imagined in a new type of book that is at once fiction and non-fiction.