Obydenna Mariia

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Born1979 (age 44–45)
Chernihiv, Ukraine
Alma mater
  • Chernihiv National Pedagogical University
  • Kyiv International University
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Obydenna Mariia (b. 1979, Chernihiv, Ukraine) is a writer, author of the book Essay genre. How to write essays on different topics, translator.


Mariia Obydenna was born in the small regional city Chernihiv (Ukraine)). She graduated the Chernihiv National Pedagogical University majored in history, English language and literature. She has a Master's degree in English-language Philology graduated from the Kyiv International University.

During the last years of study, she moved to Kyiv.

For 15 years, she has been working as a translator and author.

In Ukraine, Mariia founded the writing studio Ukrainian Essay for beginners.


Mariia started writing prose works from childhood. She wrote her first story, albeit quite naive, at the age of nine. It all started with this - from the love of writing and reading. She began to invent her stories. Later, the short stories were joined into the collection In the Forest. In order to help the child feel a real writer, the parents collected her best works and stitched them together as a book. The cover was made of cardboard and decorated with illustrations. This is how the writer's first book appeared. Since childhood, she admired music and playing the piano. She was interested in the history of her native land. While studying at the university, she wrote short stories that were included in the collection The Magic Box.

Mariia is the author of several collections of prose and poetry, about the past and present:


Essay genre. How to write an essay on different topics. Kyiv: Ukrainskyi Pysmennyk. 2020.

If the author writes in the essay genre, he can be subjective, focus on the partial rather than the main, express his own reasoning. Writing an essay is a creative activity ... At the heart of the essay are the author's reflections on something seen, read or experienced. The author expresses personal views, tells the reader about his feelings, ideas or moral values [1]

Tips, as short and well-structured instructions, will help a large number of authors to master how to write essays.

The guide book Essay genre. How to write an essay on different topics was presented at the International Book Arsena Festival and received favorable reviews from readers and publishers.

The book was nominated in the Best Book Design-2020 and received favorable reviews from the guri and illustrators, as well as was awarded by the professional jury.

The book was also presented at the international book fair Kyiv Book Art Fest, which took place at the "AKKO International" Exhibition Center (KyivBAF 2021).

To the Fornax. A novel in stories. Available Google Books.

According to an alternate or imagined future, we face a post-human reality where humans are either opposed or replaced by their own creations. These stories suggest a future where our lives will be transformed by science and technology, redefining what it means to be human.

Wishing Star. A collection of short stories. Available Google Books.

A collection of poems Modern Matters. A collection of poems about the illusory nature of the world that exists in itself.

The theme of war in Ukraine

Obydenna, Mariia. The siege of Chernihov: the story of one family. An essay about the life in the occupation. Essay. NGO Eastern Ukrainian Center of Public Initiatives.

Obydenna, Mariia. My grandmother is a long-lived 90+: waiting for victory. Essay.

Obydenna, Mariia. Sirens are in the city.... Essay.

Obydenna, Mariia. I left the village for the sake of my grandchildren... (The story of a nurse from the village of Kolychivka, Chernihiv region, who managed, despite everything, to leave the village surrounded by Russian troops).

Online course Essays for beginners adapted for mobile devices

In 2023, the online course Essays for beginners is based on the book Essay genre. How to write essays on different topics.

The course gives authors the opportunity to master the necessary knowledge and practice writing skills using only a smartphone or tablet.

The authors study the basic principles of essay writing in a fairly easy and accessible format. This course is designed to introduce techniques and skills that writers can use in a variety of industries.

In addition, the course introduces authors to the possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI) when creating texts, in particular when working on essays.

Social activity

Participates in charity actions against the war in Ukraine.


VI regional poetry festival Touching the soul (2023). Poetry about war. Winner of the competition. The poems were published in the Pervotsvit almanac - 2023, Chernihiv.


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