Laceyville PA & Surrounding Communities Musicians Guide
Singer/songwriter, author and speaker, Donna Hill, a former Philadelphia area resident now living in the Meshoppen, PA in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, offers educational and entertaining programs for all ages. Legally blind from birth from Retinitis Pigmentosa and a two-time cancer survivor, Donna has a message of tenacity, perseverance and hope. Casual and upbeat, Donna intrigues audiences at house concerts, teen book discussions about Harry Potter (with songs) or school assemblies about her guide dog, Hunter, a black Lab.
Donna is featured regularly as a performer at the Old Lynn Concert Series in Susquehanna County, which has been presenting national and international singer/songwriters to packed houses since 2000. She is also an active member of the Folk Lore Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. In the First Biennial Convention on Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania held at the University of Scranton in 2007, she presented, “Blind Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania: What we’re up to and what we’re up against.” This speech, which has appeared in several area newspapers, has opened a dialog on issues facing blind people in modern American life.
Donna is working on her first children’s novel and companion CD, and marketing articles about guide dogs, blindness, cancer, Harry Potter and her love of nature,.
Donna, who has a degree in English Literature from East Stroudsburg University of PA, was a volunteer radio show producer for ten years for the Radio Information Center for the Blind in Philadelphia. She received national press credentials to cover the Carter inauguration – a first for blind representatives of radio reading services.
Contact Donna for bookings and other recordings, Harvest & Rainbow Colors
(570) 833-2708, RR#3 Box 15-C, Meshoppen, PA 18630, firstname.lastname@example.org
Acceptance into a college-level performing arts program is a major achievement for anyone. Blind musicians face even tougher obstacles. The nonprofit Performing Arts Division of the National Federation of the Blind (PAD, NFB) celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding blind students with the Mary Anne Parks Performing Arts Scholarship, awarded at PAD’s annual July convention. PAD also provides subsidies, mentoring and peer support. Singer/songwriter & recording artist Donna Hill (Meshoppen), blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa, volunteers to raise awareness about PAD. Help creative blind Americans become independent, productive citizens. Give a tax-deductible contribution. Or, purchase the “Sound in Sight” CD, a multi-genre compilation of original songs & covers donated by blind recording artists, including Donna’s “The Edge of the Line.”
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