Karl Klockars is the Communications Manager for the National Writers Series, as well as a writer and author himself. Before relocating to the Traverse City area, he wrote the “Beer Lovers Chicago” guidebook covering the craft beer community around Chicagoland, and also contributed to publications including Chicago Magazine, Thrillist, PCMag, the AV Club, Time Out Chicago and more. He can be reached at marketing@nwstc.org.