Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae - Carolyn Banks

Postsecondary Education

University of Maryland College Park

Master of Arts
English Literature

University of Maryland College Park

Bachelor of Arts

Teaching Experience

Carolyn Banks has taught Composition 1301 and 1302 at Austin Community College since 2013. Banks has taught courses in Creative Writing in the English Dept. and Feature Writing in the Journalism Departments at the University of Maryland. She taught Creative Writing for Austin Community College as well.  She has given courses on various topics, primarily in the area of fiction, for the San Antonio Writers Guild and the Writers League of Texas.

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Professional Publications

Banks has a long and continuous history of publication in journalism, screenwriting, personal essay and fiction. She is the author of nine novels published by major New York houses. In addition, Banks has scripted, produced and/or directed a number of short films and a feature-length narrative, INVICTA, and a feature-length documentary, THE FIRE.

Banks' most recent fiction publication is "How I Personally and Perhaps Finally Broke Bad," a short story that appears online in The Persimmon Tree, Winter 2018.. Her short story, "The Poet in Bed" will soon appear in the online publication, INTRINSICK

Ms. Banks' novel, The Darkroom, was recently republished by Authors Guild. It is fiction, but is based on the murders of the Bradford Bishop family in Washington, D. C. Bishop, a State Department official and allegedly the killer of his wife, his mother and his sons, is still on the loose and is on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

In mid-January 2016, the premiere edition of BASTROP HOME AND HEARTH, a quarterly magazine edited and published by Carolyn Banks, was published.

Google Carolyn Banks to see her wikipedia entry and google Austin American Statesman, Carolyn Banks to see the regular humor column that Banks writes, "Piece of Mind." Banks has just completed a new novel, CERTAIN CHILDREN.