A writer, editor and longtime supporter of the arts with eight years of experience in journalism, Carolyn comes to the Canary Promotion team with a unique perspective. As the former arts editor of the Philadelphia City Paper alternative newsweekly, Carolyn has become an expert on the city’s visual arts, theater, dance, opera, literature and film scenes. She has written a monthly column on First Friday openings; edited performing-arts reviews, features and interviews; created an in-house, staff-wide style guide for grammar and usage; conducted copy-editing and fact-checking workshops for young writers; written numerous features on members of the local creative community, including a cover story that won a first-place Keystone Press Award in 2010; and maintained positive relationships with arts organizations throughout the city.
Before moving to Philadelphia, Carolyn lived in Fredericksburg, Va., where she was a copy editor and book critic for The Free Lance-Star, a daily newspaper with a circulation of 50,000. She graduated from Mary Washington College with a degree in English.
A patron of the arts, Carolyn regularly attends theater and dance performances, and plays the French horn in her spare time. She has traveled to Madagascar, Japan, Honduras and many other far-away places, though she’s just as happy cooking a meal from her weekly CSA box from her home in South Philadelphia. Supporting Philadelphia’s creative community has always been important to Carolyn, so she is thrilled to be able to continue that pursuit, taking an active role in garnering success for her clients.