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photo by Zack Zublena

Donna Obeid was born in Michigan. She earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan and both an M.F.A. and M.A. with honors from American University where she was awarded an adjunct fellowship. The two years she spent as a visiting scholar in Thailand inspired her first published short story, Once, which appeared in Detroit Metropolitan Woman.

She is a recipient of a Raymond Carver Short Story Award from CarveMagazine, a Seventeen fiction prize and a Stanford staff photography award. She is an alumna of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Sirenland. Her poem written during lockdown, The Sky Over Wuhan, was recently featured in The Malibu Times and published by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council in partnership with the University of Plymouth and Nottingham Trent University.

Donna has taught graduate, undergraduate and professional/continuing courses on composition, contemporary literature and research administration, and currently serves as Associate Director of Programs for Executive Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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