Stephen Kastner

Stephen Kastner

Stephen Kastner is a Vermont-based writer and digital media specialist who founded the Green Mountain Writers Group. Once a professional photo-journalist, he has lived and reported on life in Paris, Havana, and all across China. He is currently working on a novel and a screenplay about his Quaker ancestor Thomas Maule, a rebel against the Puritan theocracy during the Salem witchcraft trials. Kastner typically works solo under the commercial banner of DesignWise Studios where he creates print and digital story content including websites, press releases, book trailers, and social media enhanced with custom video and photography. You can find him on Substack, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook Pages, and several of his own websites. Follow his Antediluvian Attitudes on Substack: https://stephenkastner.substack.com

2nd Annual Vermont Poetry Festival

2nd Annual Vermont Poetry Festival

The Green Mountain Writers Group will host the 2nd Annual Vermont Poetry Festival in Underhill Center at the Historic District No. 5 Schoolhouse on Saturday, April 20 from 10 AM ’til 4 PM. We are looking forward to an opportunity…

Memoir Writing

“Memoir isn’t the summary of a life; it’s a window into a life, very much like a photograph in its selective composition. It may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It’s not; it’s a…

When AI Comes a-Knockin’

When AI Knocks at your Door Green Mountain Writers

…it’s “Katy Bar the Door!” The Fear Factor is more than an old Joe Rogan series, it’s also a book by Abigail Marsh who studied the brains of both psychopathic children and extreme altruists and found that the answer lies…

Tarot, a Cure for Writer’s Block?

Carl Jung on Tarot

The term writer’s block was first coined in New York City in 1947 by Edmund Bergler, a well-known disciple of Sigmund Freud. Bergler, an Austrian psychiatrist called writer’s block a form of “psychic masochism, the unconscious wish to defeat one’s…

Achieving Flow State for Optimal Writing

Achieving Flow State for Optimal Writing

All writers strive for those magical moments when the words seems to flow effortlessly from mind to page, when one loses track of time and enters a trance-like state of creative focus. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi coined the term “flow state”…

1st Annual Vermont Poetry Festival

Poetry & Performance book by Green Mountain Writers

When: Apr 30, 2023, 10 AM to 4 PMWhere: Historic District 5 Schoolhouse, 32 Pleasant Valley Road, Underhill, VT The Green Mountain Writers Group (GMWG) will host the 1st Annual Vermont Poetry Festival in Underhill Center at the Historic District…