Fairfield County Writers’ Studio co-founder Carol Leonetti Dannhauser is a journalist, author, teacher and editor whose work appears in print, online and on television. She has written for dozens of national publications including the New York Times, American Health, BusinessWeek and more; produced documentaries for PBS and National Geographic; and was recognized by the Obama White House for her online magazine work. She is the author of four non-fiction books; has been nominated for three Emmys; and has a closet full of awards for her magazine, television and newspaper stories, as well as her flash fiction and photography.
Carol has been designated a Master Teaching Artist (Writing) by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. In 2001, she founded the Writers’ Workshop of Fairfield. In 2015 she co-founded the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio. She holds two bachelors’ degrees from the University of Connecticut and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University.
Carol teaches Intermediate/Advanced Memoir Writing, Writing to Prompts (Non-Fiction) and Creative Writing: Craft Class.