Carolyn Kott Washburne

Senior Lecturer Emerita


MSW, Community Organization, University of Pennsylvania, 1971
BA, English Literature, Wellesley College, 1965

Teaching Interests

Creative Nonfiction
Editing and Publishing
Internship in English

Other Relevant Activities

Owner, Washburne Literary Services
Board Member, Council for Wisconsin Writers

Book editor for (recent titles): Deborah Clements Banks, In the Arena: The Story of Community Action in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Community Action Program Association [WISCAP] 2015); Imios Archangelis (Miomir Arandelovic), translation and commentatry, Dào Dé Jīng by Lǎo Zi: The Ancient Immortal’s Theory of Everything (Tao Science Institute); John C. Eastberg and Eric Vogel, Layton’s Legacy: An Historic American Art Collection, 1888-2013 (University of Wisconsin Press); Joseph J. Zilber with Kurt Chandler, How I Built an Empire and Gave It Away (Marquette University Press, 2013); Julia Pandl, Memoir of the Sunday Brunch (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013); Lisa Paul, Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011)

Book proposal consultant for (recent titles): Rescuing Regina: The Battle to Save a Friend from Deportation and Death (Chicago Review Press, July 2011); Jill J. Morin: Better Make It Real: Creating Authenticity in an Increasingly Fake World (Praeger, 2010)

Recent Publications

Book Chapter: “A Sister’s Lasting Imprint,” in Where the Tree Falls, the Forest Rises: Stories of Death and Renewal, Charlene Elderkin, ed. (CreateSpace, 2013); “Bulgarian Tooth Wizard,” in Forever Travels: A Collection of Short Stories for Travel Lovers, Shelagh Watkins, ed. (Mandinam Press, 2010).

Magazine Articles: “A Lifetime on Wheels,” Wellesley, summer 2015; “Build a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul,” Milwaukee Magazine, May 2015; “Women of Influence”: Margaret Harris, Business Journal, June 2015; “Forty under 40”: Sarah Fierek, Amy Lindner, Business Journal, March 2015; “A Natural Order (Profile of Pam Mehnert),” Milwaukee Magazine, October 2014; “CFO of the Year”: Ronald Engel, Business Journal, October 2013; “To Collect or Not to Collect?” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 13, 2010.