Kwan Booth is an award winning journalist, creative writer and digital media consultant working at the intersection of communications, community, art and technology. He’s still slightly uncomfortable talking about himself in 3rd person.
His awards include a Pushcart Prize nomination for fiction, a Sigma Delta Chi Award from The Society of Professional Journalists, and art grants from the Creative Capacity Fund and the Emerging Arts Professionals Network.
He is the editor of the anthology “Black Futurists Speak” and has been featured in “Beyond the Frontier: Black Poets for the 21st Century,” “Chorus: a Literary Mixtape” and that really interesting journal that you read that one time but never actually bought.
His writing on media, technology and culture have been published in The Guardian, Fusion, All Digitocracy and a bunch of places you may have heard of if you’re really, really cool.
He’s currently a Digital Content Specialist at Facebook and cofounded the hyperlocal news site Oakland Local. As a digital consultant and trainer he’s worked with organizations including the Knight Digital Media Center, The Kapor Center, the Online News Association, The National Conference on Media Reform, Public Radio International, J Lab, Paypal, Black Coalition on AIDS, and the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.
He smokes a lot, and drinks an entirely unhealthy amount of caffeine. But he’s working on that.