“The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time.
Always listen to the art.”
—Junot Diaz, Writer
I started writing about the arts while still a college student, but my interest in the topic began long before. Drawing and writing stories in my childhood bedroom, I dreamed of having my own book one day. How wonderful it was to begin my professional life in journalism interviewing musicians, painters, choreographers, filmmakers, and, yes, writers, who all shared these goals. Many of them were achieving them, and I told their stories.