Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Carol Spindel teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival. She is the author of two books of nonfiction and her essays and articles have appeared in many publications and been heard on NPR. She also is a guest host on Illinois Public Media's interview program, "Focus."
She has worked with civil rights organizations to eradicate stereotypes of Native Americans and received an award from the American Civil Liberties Union for her efforts to educate her own community on this issue.
In 2008/09 she was a fellow at the CUNY Writers’ Institute. In spring 2010 she had the good fortune to participate in the University of Iowa International Writing Program’s traveling symposium Peacework: writers in e-motion. In October 2010 she wrote about the first round of the elections in Ivory Coast for Illinois Public Media. Her commentary on election day in a northern village won a PRNDI from the NPR News Directors for Best Writing.
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A recent piece I wrote on the Afropop Blog. Click to hear women in Korhogo singing songs they have written about the conflict in Ivory Coast..