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Carolyn Holbrook is a writer, educator, and an advocate for the healing power of the arts. Her memoir, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify won a 2021 Minnesota Book Award in the Memoir and Creative Nonfiction category. Her essays have been published most recently in A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota and Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota. Holbrook is the recipient of three MSAB grants and an MRAC Next Step grant. She was a 50 over 50 honoree in 2016 and won the Minnesota Book Awards Kay Sexton Award in 2010. She is founder and director of More Than a Single and also founded SASE: The Write Place (1993-2006). She teaches at the Loft Literary Center and at Hamline University.
Recent & Notable Works
Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays (University of Minnesota Press, 2020)
Earth Angels (Spout Press, 2019)
Hope in the Struggle by Dr. Josie Johnson, with Carolyn Holbrook and Arleta Little (University of Minnesota Press, 2019)
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journeys: How The St. Paul Companies Leadership Initiatives in Neighborhoods Program Changed Lives and Communities (OX Press, 2015)
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journeys: How The St. Paul Companies Leadership Initiatives in Neighborhoods Program Changed Lives and Communities (North Star Press of St. Cloud and Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2013)