AFTER NEARLY 15 years of churning words into dollars, I'm shifting gears. I recently resigned as editor-in-chief of A\J, having spent nearly three years rebooting the 40-year-old publication into a vibrant, upstart media brand (here's my last editorial). In that role I also pioneered and lead the curation, organization and production of Night\Shift, an annual one-night-only walkable festival of art, culture and communal nocturnal adventure in downtown Kitchener.
I remain Night\Shift's festival director and driving force – I just wrapped this fantastic Storify recap of the 2014 festival's social media footprint. But I've also landed a contract with the City of Kitchener to produce more public space programming and assist downtown marketing efforts, and I plan to keep pouring my creative energy in that direction.
It's unlikely I'll do much freelance writing – this piece for Canadian Geographic about K-W was my last assignment, wrapped quite some time ago. I'll inevitably trickle out random contributions to Weird Canada about rad outsider recordings from faraway basements, bedrooms and\or garages. But mostly I'll be trying to catch people's attentions by animating space rather than assembling words.