Author to speak at Dover

Author to speak at Dover

Mike Gunther


Mike Gunther, retired English teacher and adjunct professor, will launch his book, “Views from the Hot Seat,” on Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Dover Library.

The book is a collection of 64 entries written from 2013-22 and displayed in chronological order. Gunther shares his thoughts, opinions and recollections focusing on a variety of topics ranging in part from high school sports, childhood, education and occasional political observations as well as personal revelations. The two objectives of his book and his presentation are to entertain and to allow people to think.

Gunther spent 44 years teaching students to appreciate the roles of writing and reading in their lives. His 35 years of high school teaching and coaching allowed him to create relationships with students that extended beyond the classroom.

While teaching high school, he and his students wrote a series of six books paying tribute to the area’s Vietnam veterans titled “Vietnam Veterans: The Tuscarawas Valley’s Survivors” and another two-part series paying tribute to area role models titled “We Couldn’t Have Done It Alone.”

A lifetime resident of Tuscarawas County, he was raised in Gnadenhutten, and he and his wife Anne raised two daughters and have been Dover residents for over three decades. Today their family also includes three grandchildren and two sons-in-law residing in Hermosa Beach, California and Indian Land, South Carolina.

The library is located at 525 N. Walnut St., Dover. Register online at or call the library at 330-343-6123.

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