Aida Curtis was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up in a bicultural household of Persian-American descent fostered her interest in her family’s oral traditions and a curiosity of her family members’ histories. She attended the Atlanta International School, studied poetry at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland during the summer of 2006, and attended Emory University for her freshman year of Undergraduate Studies. During this time Aida studied with Laleh Khadivi, the author of the recently released novel The Age of Orphans. It was in Khadivi’s class that Aida fully realized the poetic potential of prose and the emotive power of storytelling. During the Fall of 2009, Aida chose to channel her interest in storytelling into studying narrative journalism at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. Aida will be attending the University of Georgia in Spring 2010.
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