Radio Silence

(noun) A period during which one hears nothing from a normally communicative person or group.

Candle 6 Transistor Radio, 1960 by Allen on Flickr

I used to be a relatively reliable blogger, and I will be again. To make that happen, I need to make some changes. I am one of those lucky people who has been fortunate to merge vocation with avocation. I am an art lover and creator; I’m an administrator at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) by day and a novelist most nights and weekends. My blog posts have chronicled musings and missives about my novel Provenance—its characters, insights about the history in the book, my visits with readers and, progress on the sequel, Promise. However, like a jealous lover, the arts administrator part of my life has elbowed its way to the forefront, edging out the novelist a bit. Being the writer that I am and always will be, I have much to share about both of my loves.

So, I’m going to switch things up a bit and use this space to share both sides of Donna by adding a bit of Baltimore art to my writer repertoire. I’ll still share my fiction writing discovery and creation but spice up my offerings with some of the remarkable opportunities I’m experiencing in Baltimore’s vibrant art scene. I’m turning up the volume—radio silence ends now.

The Future of the Arts with Wes Moore

Baltimore Mural

Part of my job at The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) is that I get to talk to great people about the impact of the arts. I just did a radio interview with the amazing Wes Moore for his series, Future City, on Baltimore’s popular NPR station, WYPR. You can hear my conversation with Wes and other Baltimore art educators, activists, and non-profit leaders by clicking on, The Future of the Arts.

If you don’t already know why Wes Moore—author, social entrepreneur, educator and CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation is amazing—start here.

You’ll be hearing from me more often and, I’d love to hear from you!