May 16, 2022

Charles Kruger



A Voice To Lighten the Darkness (2022-03-07) essay current events

Charles Kruger is a writer because he doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut. He paints too.

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Charles Kruger
Charles Kruger

After a decades long career as a secondary English teacher, Charles Kruger reinvented himself as "the Storming Bohemian" and declared his profession to be "arts practitioner." That was in early 2009. The following summer, he began writing a blog, "Storming Bohemia," which documented his efforts to attend and write about 90 San Francisco area literary events in as many days. "Storming Bohemia" was noted nationally in The New York Times and on the blog ("Harriet The Blog") for the Poetry Foundation. Subsequently, Charles became a founding Board member of two significant Bay Area reading series: "Quiet Lightning" and "Bay Area Generations." His column, "The Storming Bohemian Punks The Muse," has been featured on the website "LitSeen" which focuses on the SF literary community and on "The Rumpus." He has published poems and other writing in The Rumpus, ONTHEBUS, Winedrunk Sidewalk, Sparkle + Blink, Writing Without Walls, Red Fez and other venues both notable and obscure. For "TheatreStorm," a site for reviews of live theatre, Charles has published nearly a thousand reviews of plays, and been identified as "the pre-eminent critic of smaller theatres in the Bay area" by the SF Weekly. Also, you can see his paintings at Charles Kruger Art>.

Charles currently teaches creative writing via ZOOM (Jack Grapes' Method Writing Level I) and thinks you probably would enjoy his next class, which begins in late March. You can check it out at The Writing Coach