FlickStorm is an offshoot of the blog Storming Bohemia founded by Charles Kruger in June of 2010.
At that time, Charles had lost his job as a high school English teacher and began to reevaluate his life. After some careful consideration, he delayed returning to work as a teacher and instead devoted time to the “storming bohemia” project. This project consisted of a commitment to attend 90 literary events in 90 days, and document the experience in a blog: stormingbohemia.com. His goal was to reinvent himself artistically and see if he could rediscover an artist’s identity which had gone somewhat fallow for a number of years.
The project succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. As “the Storming Bohemian,” Charles has become a well-known figure in the San Francisco literary and theatrical communities. His blog attracted enough attention to warrant a mention in the New York Times. THe experience reignited his writing life, and he began to appear regularly as a performing poet in reading series throughout the Bay area and publishing in local literary magazines. He has become a staff writer for the both litseen.com and therumpus.net, rekindled his love for theatre and established a reputation as a theatre reviewer (TheatreStorm). He has served on the Board of Directors for the reading series Quiet Lightning, one of the most respected on the west coast, which publishes the periodical sPARKLE + bLINK. Two years ago, he co-founded the reading series “Bay Area Generations” with writer Sandra Wassilie, dedicated to presenting inter-generational pairs of writers reading their work, for which he serves as Board President.
Charles is an associate voting member of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle.