Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Giffels covering GOP convention, but not for BJ
Former BJ columnist David Giffels will be one of four The Belt fellows covering the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
The Belt’s goal is to have writers who may pursue different angles than the traditional convention media.
Giffels also authors books on Akron, Devo and the rubber exodus from the city.
Other $1,000 grant fellows are Wheeling, West Virginia native Sarah Brumble, a writer/photographer equally at home in Africa or Cambridge; Anna Limontas-Salisbury, a City University of New York graduate who focuses on women and poverty; and Drew Philp, who’s working on a memoir of Detroit, where he built a home he purchased for $500 with his own hands.