Carolyn Walker began writing at age ten, has been a published journalist, columnist and author for more than twenty-five years, and has worked independently as an editor. She also received her Master of Fine Arts in Writing in 2004 and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Carolyn’s work has recently appeared in such publications as Crazyhorse, The Southern Review, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and Hunger Mountain. Her memoir, Every Least Sparrow, was released in 2017. The book details the story of her daughter Jennifer who was born with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, a rare condition that affects mental and physical development. (The paperback is available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and the Ebook is available on Amazon). A Mother Runs Through It—a collection of her creative nonfiction—was released in 2001. Her fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry were published in the anthology At the Edge of Mirror Lake. Her journalism has appeared in HOUR Detroit Magazine; Detroit Monthly Magazine; Michigan, the Magazine of the Detroit News; the Detroit Free Press; the Flint Journal; the Oakland Press; the Observer & Eccentric newspapers; and The Clarkston News.
Carolyn’s journalism has won awards from the Suburban Newspapers of America, the Michigan Press Association, the Better Newspapers Association, and the Association for Retarded Citizens. She teaches writing at the college and university level, has taught writing workshops in local school districts, and is a member of Detroit Working Writers and Creative Writers in the Schools.
Carolyn Walker is also the recipient of a Kresge Fellowship. This link provides an interview with Carolyn that was done as part of that literary arts award.