"Carsten is one of the hardest working journalists I've ever worked with. He's extremely quick and dogged at lining up interviews and turning them into copy. He's very thorough in researching stories. He's also very well-organized and easy to work with. Takes direction very well and can think on his feet. I don't think he ever missed a deadline. And, BTW, he's a super arts reporter. He reviews movies on one of the local morning TV shows and does a superb job."
                                                                                                                        ~Barry Boyce, Editor-in-Chief, Mindful Magazine 



This is what I do. 

I've written for Quill & QuireThe National Post, The Globe and Mail, Movie Entertainment, Playback, enRoute, Halifax Magazine, Progress Magazine, The Chronicle Herald and many more venues in print and online. I interned at The Ottawa Citizen and at Marvel Comics in New York City. 

I served as the music editor of Halifax arts and events website Infomonkey, and the Special Issues and Film Editor at the Halifax alternative weekly The Coast. I was the Associate Editor at the international start-up Mindful Magazine. 

I work at the CBC as a backfill Associate Producer on current affairs radio, shows like Information Morning and Mainstreet

In 2012 I co-edited (with Lorri Neilsen Glenn) a book called Salt Lines, a collection of writers' wisdom. 

I write a popular blog and podcast about film called Flaw In The Iris. I'm film critic on TV and radio. I co-host a podcast called Lens Me Your Ears with Stephen Cooke. 

In 2016 I was the first Writer-in-Residence at the independent screening series Carbon Arc Cinema, building community through the site's blog. I continue to volunteer and program for the cinema. 

In 2017 I worked at Goods & Services, a marketing and branding company, as an editor. 

Storytelling is the thing.