Donna Obeid

photo by Zack Zublena

Donna Obeid was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and grew up close to Lake St. Clair. She earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan and both an M.F.A. and M.A. 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 Metropolitan Woman.

She is a recipient of a Raymond Carver Short Story Award from Carve Magazine, a Seventeen fiction prize and a Stanford staff photography award. She has attended both 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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