Ms Elmaz Abinader

California, United States

Member Since: 08/31/2014

Elmaz Abinader is a professor, an author and a performer. Her books include a memoir: Children of the Roojme, A Family’s Journey from Lebanon, a book of poetry, In the Country of My Dreams… which won the Oakland PEN, Josephine Miles Award.  Her new poetry collection, This House, My Bones was The Editor’s Selection for 2014 from Willow Books/Aquarius Books.  Her plays include Ramadan Moon, 32 Mohammeds, and Country of Origin, Elmaz is one of the co-founders of The Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA/Voices). She teaches at Mills College, the Oakland Y and lives in Oakland.



Twitter Username: @elmazwrites


  • This House, My Bones , Willow Press (October 1, 2014)


  • Doctoral Degree in Creative Writing/Linguistics from University of Nebraska (July 1986)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry