Stephen Kastner

Stephen Kastner

Since 1997, I have been an independent consultant at DesignWise Studios. I began as a visual artist in painting and photography. In the 1980s, I was a professional photo-journalist for the NYT papers in Florida. In 2006, I lived in Yunnan, China and spent 6 months as a filmmaker while designing the curriculum for what was to became the top-rated Chinese Culture Spa on TripAdvisor, the Linden Centre. Now, I employ writing, digital photography, videography, graphic design, and networked media to create all varieties of digital storytelling and I coach authors to write their stories and share them via self-publishing at Green Mountain Writers Group.

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…

Substack, a Self-Publishing Alternative


Substack is a subscription newsletter service popular among independent journalists and writers. Launched in 2017, this paid email newsletter publishing platform may earn money for authors by helping them turn their subscribers into paying customers. Integrating Stripe, and a website…