Carol F. Dixon is the Executive Director of the John Oliver Killens Writers Workshop Inc., and the Editor-in-Chief of The Other Half: The Magazine of Emerging Writers of Color. A member of the Ain't I A Woman Writers Collective and a former member of the Harlem Writers Guild, she majored in Writing at Queens College, where she was on the Dean's List. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.
Her short stories, articles and book reviews have been published in various literary publications including Obsidian, Shooting Star Review, African Voices, and The Brooklyn Review as well as in popular magazines such as Scholastic Review and Essence. An excerpt from her first novel, Going Home, is included in the anthology Black Southern Voices. Her credits also include being commissioned by the Japan Society to write the narrative for a multi-disciplinary dance piece based on the Kobo Abe novel, Woman in the Dunes.
She is the recipient of several awards including the Queens College John Golden Memorial Prize for Fiction, the Clinton Oliver Award, the John Oliver Killens Fiction Award and the Black Writer Achiever of the Year Award from Black Enterprise Magazine.
She has been featured as a fiction writer and panelist at the National Black Arts Festival, the Pittsburgh Writers Conference and the National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College, to name a few.
She has served as a grants review panelist for The Jerome Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
She has taught creative writing at New York City Technical College, as an instructor for the Writer's Voice of the 63rd Street YMCA and as a writer-in-residence in the New York City public school system through Teachers and Writers Collaborative. She has also lectured at the CUNY Graduate Center and NYU.
Currently, Ms. Dixon is working on a novel entitled Seen & Not Heard.