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 @.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Mungion’s only been around and about for a little over year or so, but they already got it goin’ on.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 9:45 AM

The Werks bring their magic to King’s Rook Club. 

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Erie Philharmonic continues its journey into the heart of its 2017-18 season.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 10:00 AM

The King’s Rook Halloween Bash is one Franken-funky creepy crawlin’ evening of All Hallows’ awesomeness.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 12:00 PM

"Being a musician is a life-long learning experience, if you’re doing it right, and they are.”

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Broccoli Samurai  is making big moves, and their Erie shows are always a party.

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Have a bash at this year’s Penny’s Pin Up Party and raise much-needed funds for Boro Women & Family Services. 

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 9:15 AM

Zach Deputy’s ability to create a full-band sound as a solo artist is something that needs to be seen to be believed.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 11:45 AM

 The Wildeyes will make you listen, and move, and, most likely, groove at King’s Rook Club.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 11:15 AM

2017 Night Lights Music Festival is coming right up around the bend of summer’s end.

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CURRENT

Grin and “bear” it in support of Pennsylvania’s Special Olympics

Extraordinary histories across canvases of skin

A conversation with former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card 

 

JazzErie will continue to please enthusiasts by hosting Bobby Selvaggio and Red Rhinoceros at the Erie Art Museum.

The acclaimed Broadway musical Kinky Boots is stepping up to Erie’s Warner Theatre.

IN THIS ISSUE

Extraordinary histories across canvases of skin

A conversation with former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card 

 

JazzErie will continue to please enthusiasts by hosting Bobby Selvaggio and Red Rhinoceros at the Erie Art Museum.

The acclaimed Broadway musical Kinky Boots is stepping up to Erie’s Warner Theatre.

 Flower Crown’s debut LP is an utterly gorgeous piece.

Restoring the stories of women who matter 

 

A conversation with journalist Philip Rucker 

Harrisburg does good

Suburbicon spends too much time winking at its own cleverness to be an entertaining story.

On November 15th, Teddy Rankin will be performing with his father, Glenn, at The Colony.

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