Bio

Short as Heck Bio

Kevin Smokler (www.kevinsmokler.com) writer, thinker and maker of digital mischief believes the arts and technology will have a beautiful future together (21 words).

Writing Bio

Kevin Smokler is the editor of Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times (Basic Books) which was a San Francisco Chronicle Noteable Book of 2005. His writing has appeared in the LA Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Fast Company and on National Public Radio. He lives in San Francisco (47 words).

Speaking Bio

Kevin Smokler is the editor of Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times (Basic Books, 2005) which USA Today called "provocative, irreverent and fun." He speaks throughout North America on writing, publishing and the endurance of the arts in the digital 21st century. He lives in San Francisco (48 words).

Full Bio

Kevin Smokler is one of the nation's foremost thinkers on the future of publishing and the arts at large. He's the editor of the anthology Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times (Basic Books, June 2005), featuring this generation's most intriguing young authors on the state and future of literature in the media-saturated 21st century. His writing has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The LA Times, Fast Company and on National Public Radio.

As a speaker, Kevin has lectured throughout North America on the future of reading and publishing and the role of technology in the arts at venues like Book Expo America, The Commonwealth Club of California, the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (where he sits on the advisory board) and Litquake. Kevin has also led workshops at Mills College, Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University. In April of 2006, he was a featured speaker at Book Expo Canada.

As a private consultant on technology in the arts, his clients include Time Warner Book Group, iUniverse, The San Francisco Film Society, Mental Floss magazine and the Idea Festival. He's also the founder of the Virtual Book Tour.

Kevin Smokler has a B.A. in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Midwestern born, he lives in San Francisco.

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