Ryan Smith

http://www.eriereader.com/author/ryan-smith
 

Writer, Photographer

Raised in the wilds of the Allegheny National Forest, Ryan Smith transplanted to Northwestern Pa. in the late 1990s. He studied writing, print journalism and a motley collection of other subjects -- inside the classroom and out -- at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and began using newspaper writing as a chief means of keeping the lights on (most of the time).

A freelance writer and photographer focusing on arts, culture and other topics throughout the region, Smith previously spent nearly nine years as a beat reporter in the Meadville Tribune's newsroom, covering everything from pet parades to murder trials and thousands of stories in between. His other past work experience includes (but isn't limited to) plenty of short-order cooking; short-order term paper-writing; painting classrooms, houses and other stuff; and hand-delivering his hometown's daily rag for years as a kid. Continued exposure to those pulpy papers' ink is at least partly to blame for his chosen career.

Smith lives in Edinboro with his fiance and two beautiful children, who teach him everything he ever really needs to know. He enjoys focusing his journalistic efforts on arts, culture and other topics throughout the region; being with his family; being out in the wilds; drawing feverishly; ego-shrinking exercises; ruminating on the collective consciousness; and letting his freak flag fly.

You can reach Ryan Smith by e-mail at rSmith@eriereader.com, and follow him on Twitter @.

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

8 Great Tuesdays continues through July and August at Liberty Park on Lake Erie.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 11:30 AM

8 Great Tuesdays kicks off with Satisfaction, The International Rolling Stones Show "one of the best tribute shows in the world".

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Fuelies are fired up to see their band Fuel play at Basement Transmissions.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 10:00 AM

The Monk's Brew offer a night of sweet, singing jazz.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 11:45 AM

Goodell Gardens and friends present the gardens’ third annual Botanical Beverages event.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Marbin: One word, infinite sonic possibilities.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Abbey Road continues to bring the iconic, amazing music of the Beatles to life at Sprague Farm & Brew Works.

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Summer tradition clear for takeoff with Allmans-tribute Blue Sky

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Erie still getting its Sister Act together

Dispatches from an American in Cuba 

Award-winning woodcarver, Fredy Mallqui connects history and passion

 

Familial vibe keeps annual fest alive

The chance to see Galactic Duo's Tony Grey and Ian Maciak should not be missed.

The Playhouse has planned a weekend of festivities to celebrate thier 100th anniversary. 

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