The 10 Cent Stories project is my love letter to the city of Rochester, NY. Most of the stories featured were written for strangers I met at the Ontario Beach Park pier, the North Union St. Farmer’s Market, or the Corn Hill Arts festival. Last winter I began typing at two local museums – the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and the Strong National Museum of Play. Over this summer, while living in New York City and writing for Scientific American through a AAAS Mass Media Fellowship, I’ve begun typing in the High Line park and other places around NYC. I use an Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter (manufactured 1926) to write a story about whatever prompt I’m given.
For a full list of my recent press, try this link: karljpsmith.com/recent-press
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a lengthy profile of me on 4/23/17.
Gwenn Friss of the Cape Cod Times wrote my favorite article about the project.
The U of R put together a lovely story about me on 11/4/16 (video at top of page)
And once this story ran I was interviewed by Fox Rochester’s Good Day Rochester
Sarah Alharbi put together a great video about the project:
I was profile by NPR’s Joe’s Big Idea on 7/8/16 – Meet Karl Smith, The Typewriting Tale Teller
I’m on twitter, and periodically put out calls for story prompts there @10centstories – Here’s an example:
For my other projects and more information about me (including further contact info) check out my website. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I believe in making the world a stranger, more whimsical place.
Photo credit Sarah Alharbi