Author Profile: Stephanie Glaros

It's Thursday and time for another author interview. Today, meet Stephanie Glaros, author of Humans of Minneapolis

Stephanie Glaros is a teaching artist, author, and speaker based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the art director for Utne Reader magazine for many years and received recognition fromCommunication Arts, Society of Illustrators, Print, and 3x3. She has a BA in women’s studies from the University of Montana, and an AAS in graphic design from Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC). Glaros teaches at MCTC and for the Twin Cities Media Alliance. She also leads independent workshops that focus on empathy and connection. In addition to her blog, Humans of Minneapolis, she has completed community engagement projects for the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation.

Stephanie Glaros is a teaching artist, author, and speaker based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the art director for Utne Reader magazine for many years and received recognition fromCommunication Arts, Society of Illustrators, Print, and 3x3. She has a BA in women’s studies from the University of Montana, and an AAS in graphic design from Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).

Glaros teaches at MCTC and for the Twin Cities Media Alliance. She also leads independent workshops that focus on empathy and connection. In addition to her blog, Humans of Minneapolis, she has completed community engagement projects for the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation.

Tell us about your book available this fall and why your readers are excited about it.

My book, Humans of Minneapolis, is a compilation of the best stories and photographs from my project of the same name. In it, readers will hear personal accounts of joy, struggle, and triumph over adversity. In addition, I’ve included some behind-the-scenes information about how and why I do the work, as well as some great follow-up stories from some of my most popular subjects. My background is as a magazine art director, so I designed the book myself front to back. It’s the physical manifestation of my passion project and I hope my readers feel the love when they read it.

 

What is something you would like to share about your journey in working on this book?

I always wondered what kind of impact my work might be making beyond the social media feeds. Working on this book gave me an excuse to follow-up with some of my subjects. What I found out is that the work creates positive reverberations both for the people who appear on it and for the people who read the posts. This knowledge has been extremely gratifying and bolsters me to keep doing it.

 

How will your book impact the intended readers?

My hope is that the stories in the book will touch reader’s hearts and remind them that all human beings struggle and therefore should be treated with kindness. I want them to see that there is always more to a person beyond what you see.

 

Any exciting events coming up you'd like to share?

I have an author talk at the Minneapolis Central Library on November 14th and one at the Hennepin History Museum on December 4th. I’ll also have a book release party, date and location TBD. Follow my Facebook page to stay up to date!

 

  

You can purchase Stephanie’s book via her website at www.stephanieglaros.com/book.