Craig Robert Brown

Journalist | Copywriter

Craig Robert Brown is a writer and freelance journalist. He covers arts, food, culture and travel and has interviewed Henry Rollins, Aimee Mann, Dirty Projectors, Pulitzer-Prize winning author Paul Harding, Nicholson Baker and many more. His writing has taken him across Maine's Penobscot Bay on America's oldest three-masted schooner, through gentrifying towns in New England, and into the middle of the maple syrup wars. Craig holds an M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of New Hampshire and has studied travel writing and poetry at the University of Cambridge. His journalism has appeared in various newspapers and magazines. As the Content Manager for the Green Alliance, a marketing agency specializing in brand growth for sustainable businesses, Craig used his skills as a journalist and writer to tell the story of businesses large and small.

He currently lives in Austin, Texas.

Portfolio

Sausage Party
Lucky Peach, the San Francisco/New York-based quarterly journal of food and writing, will take over Freedmen's to a host a Springtime Sausage Social to celebrate the release of...
Bright & Lyon Productions is bringing it home
Chris Hislop is busy. It's a Saturday morning, but he isn't slowing down. This week he had to replace his glasses (because of an accidental bump from his son's wayward hand)...
Comedian, nerd, man...robot?
Myq Kaplan is a stand up comic you may not have heard of, but that’s probably because he’s not verified on Twitter — yet. But hearing Kaplan’s comedy is just as easy as pulling...
The New Familiar at Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls
I've been on the road that leads to Applecrest Farm many times. Even when I wasn't driving, sitting in the backseat of my mom's Ford Escort, I'd watch as maple and pine trees...
From the Pulpit to the Pub
On a recent Friday evening, on the second floor of The Grog restaurant and bar in downtown Newburyport, Mass., a small group of faithful sit in the corner of the room underneath...
Dive In
In the summer, traffic is at a standstill, the ice cream flows like water, and tourists are packed into every corner of every town, campsite, and open section of sandy beach...
In Your Face
After three decades, Fishbone is still defying labels and having fun.
Album Review: Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith Reawaken Songs for a New...
Review of "Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith" for Visible Voice.
Listen up: The RPM Challenge at 10
The RPM Challenge wraps its 10th year and looks ahead to the next decade.
The Journey and the Destination
In their new novels, Atticus Lish and John Benditt explore odysseys both internal and external.
Author's Note: Q&A with Nicholson Baker
Nicholson Baker discusses writing, creating characters, sex, humor and saving newspapers.
Telling Tales
From live performances, to radio and podcasts, storytelling is alive and well. In New Hampshire, Pat Spalding helps first-time storytellers discover their voices and refine...
Cruising the Coast
Cover Story: Four days sailing the Penobscot Bay aboard the Victory Chimes schooner.
A perfect storm - The Sound
York author Emerson Baker explores the root causes of the Salem Witch Trials in his latest book by Craig Robert Brown The Salem Witch Trials engulfed Salem, Mass., and...
Cut and Paste Community
When Sam Paolini returned to her hometown of Brentwood after dropping out of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010, she felt inspired and motivated to begin her...
True Detective
J. Dennis Robinson gives the Smuttynose Murders a final conclusion by Craig Robert Brown Just a few feet from the stone wall separating Portsmouth's South Cemetery and Route 1A...
This is 40: Maine Media
A brief look at Maine Media Workshops + College at 40 years
Nick Carraway Moves Back Home (Humor)
by Craig Robert Brown In those vulnerable days after Gatsby's funeral - when I returned to the middle-west - my father greeted me at the front door to his home and asked me...
Review: Damien Jurado - "Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Sun
Review of Damien Jurado's latest record for the Seattle/Boston-based indie music blog.
Hurry Up and Wait: Tan Vampires Try to Take Things Slow but the World Won't Let Them
Profile of indie-rock band Tan Vampires
I, Barista (Humor)
I am the barista at the café in the Barnes & Noble. We are not actually a Starbucks, but we serve their coffee. I know. It confuses me too. You're right, corporate America does...
The Honest Audacity Spose
Cover Story: A chronicle of the rapper's rise, fall and rise in the industry.
There Must've Been a Fire at the Netflix Warehouse (Humor)
By Craig Robert Brown 1302 members reviewed Downton Abbey Dear Netflix, There must've been a fire in the Netflix warehouse that I am unaware of because I have not...
Hampton's Tuck Museum and New Hampshire's only convicted witch
The sad, exploited, life of Eunice Cole and a set of ashes on a shelf.

Copywriting | Content Writing | Social Media

Powering Down to Get Re-Energized: Some Inspiration for Your Holiday Weekend | Bulldog Solutions
It's hot outside, which means one thing: summer vacation. We conducted a not-so-scientific, agency-wide survey to find out where Bulldogs like to spend their time off. The...
Tips for Relocating Your Business
Copy for Earle W. Noyes and Sons Moving Specialists, Inc (United Van Lines) blog on business relocation best practices.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Storage Unit
Copy for Earle W. Noyes and Sons Moving Specialists, Inc (United Van Lines) blog on their climate-controlled storage units.
Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall: When is The Best Time to Sell Your Home?
Online copy for Earle W. Noyes and Sons Moving Specialists, Inc (United Van Lines) blog.
When Giving Back is Part of Company Culture
Brad Paige is reserved, leaning over a table at Block Six, the restaurant and bar inside Portsmouth's 3S Artspace, competing to be heard against the sound of the kitchen and...

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