Donna Laemmlen lives in San Francisco, where she teaches storytelling and screenwriting as a BFA and MFA faculty member of both the Motion Pictures and Television department and The Writing School at the Academy of Art University.
Winner of the 2013 Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction, her stories appear in Tin House Online, Fourteen Hills, SmokeLong Quarterly, Popshot, Able Muse, Penduline, Slice magazine, Switchback Literary Journal, and elsewhere. Her story “Centerville” was published in the anthology Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse and performed at Stories on Stage in Denver, CO. She earned her MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco, and also holds a BA in English Literature/Film Studies and an MA in English Rhetoric and Composition from CSUF.
An award-winning screenwriter, she previously was a longtime story analyst for American Zoetrope, as well as a producer for the PBS series “Great Leaders,” “Great Entrepreneurs,” and the highly-regarded “Nightly Business Report” segment “Prime Movers.”
She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West/Independent Writers Caucus.