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, Vinepair, Time Out Chicago and more.

He is responsible for the weekly NWS emails, event promotion, social media, press releases and most site content. Karl can be reached at