Michael Byers Biography

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Michael Byers was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, graduating from Garfield High School in 1987. He received his B.A. degree from Oberlin College in Ohio and taught elementary school in Louisiana for two years in the Teach for America program. He received a master of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan and enrolled in the writing program at Stanford University before moving back to Seattle.