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, 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

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Chestnut Grove bring their signature vibe and sound to the Kings Rook Club.

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Jeremy Porter & The Tucos are ready to rock the Kings Rook Club stage.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 11:45 AM

Link’s work fits the space, where sound just carries well, and, with those barn doors wide open, lingers sweetly as it flows out into the air.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 2:15 PM

The Downtown Edinboro Art & Music Festival provides music and art for the community.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Edinboro’s Happy Mug Coffee stirs up warm feelings.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Holding on to the good times at the Cambridge Springs inn

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Centenarian building serves criminally good drinks, eats

Thousands of music enthusiasts from all across the country flock to the Great Blue Heron Music Festival.

Don’t Blink Photography and Design along with The Box will is putting together Humanity Against Heroin fundraiser.

Big Thief are able to communicate emotions with heartbreaking accuracy.

East High School Tribute

Uncanny advertising and meth-fueled hotwiring 

Catch some of Erie’s best original musicians while helping to support a great cause.

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

Beach Fossils continue to raise the bar for themselves

We Hunger!