Upcoming Events & Recent News

April 19th, Wednesday 6:30pmImmigration & Justice for our Neighbors Anthology Reading: Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Kalamazoo College, 205 Monroe St. Kalamazoo, MI 4006.

April 20th, Thursday,6:30-9:30 pm: Alchemy Suite of Monologues Readings. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park, Kalamazoo 49007

April 27th, Thursday 7:00 p.m. The Fearsome Foursome: Michigan Women Poets Reading & Book Signing. Featuring Miriam Pederson, Daneen Wardrop, Hedy Habra & Linda Nemec Foster. Kazoo Books 2413 Parkview Avenue, Kalamazoo MI 49003

May 9th, Tuesday, 6:30. Friends of Poetry Presents Alchemy. Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St Kalamazoo MI 49007.

May 16th, 6-8 pm: Magic Realism Writer Workshop with Hedy Habra.  Portage District Library, 300 Library Ln, Portage, MI 49002
Habra will examine Magic Realism and its relationship with Fabulism and other artistic movements, such as Surrealism. In this workshop, Habra will explain the influence of Latin American literature on her own work and highlight some magical realistic techniques in stories by prominent Latin American authors as well as in excerpts from her fiction and poetry

June 7th, Wednesday 5:30Immigration & Justice for our Neighbors Anthology Reading.  Bookbug, 3019 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49008

June 16th, Friday, 6:30-8:30. Reading/Conversation. Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letter’s Writers Squared Series. Phillip Sterling GLCL Coordinator. Koning Micro-Cinema at Wealthy Theater: 1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids.

October 12th, Thursday, 7:00 pm  Immigrant to Neighbor: Journeying Through Hope and Fear
A Reading & Panel Discussion. Western Michigan University, Bernhardt Center (Brown & Gold Room) 1903 W. Michigan Ave.

Recent Hedy Habra News!

Review of Shuler’s Fearsome Foursome Event  in Cultured GR, by Natalie Tomlin.

Review of Under Brushstrokes in Blue Fifth Review! “The Liquid Sentence in Hedy Habra’s Under Brushstrokes.” Thanks to Virginia Bell for her wonderful insights and to eds. Sam Rasnake and Bill Yarrow!

Review of Under Brushstrokes in Life and Legends. Thanks to Connie Post for her sensitive and intuitive reading and for Kalpna Singh-Chitnis for including it!

Review of Under Brushstrokes in Al Jadid Magazine Vol 21 No 72. “Hedy Habra’s Finely Woven World of Words.” Grateful to Mark Grimes for his great exegesis and for Elie Chelala for publishing it!

Publication of Habra’s critical essay, “Modalidades de la imaginación erótica de Conversación en La Catedral a Los cuadernos de don Rigoberto” in Antípodas : Todo es literatura. Everything is Literature: Estudios Críticos sobre Mario Vargas Llosa IV.  Roy Boland, Editor.

Linden Lane Magazine Spring 2017 features two of my paintings and five poems in Spanish. PortadaSpringVol36#12017

Under Brushstrokes  among five Award-Winning Finalists in the “Poetry” category of the 2016 International Book Awards

Hedy Habra PTI 2015-2016 Excellence in Teaching Award Western Michigan University

Under Brushstrokes: Award-winning Finalist in the “Poetry” Category of the 2016 USA Best Book Award!

Peacock Journal: Beauty First nominated “Deeper Than Tattoo”
World Literature Today nominated: “How Much of Yourself Remains Within the Walls of a Home” and “A Bird’s Song, Unraveled”
Pirene’s Fountain nominated “Visiting my Mother in Montreal”

Change Seven Magazine nominated “Shipwrecked” from Under Brushstrokes Press 53 nominated “The Apple of Granada” from Under Brushstrokes.

Meet Hedy


Hedy Habra is a poet and essayist, of Lebanese origin, born and raised in Heliopolis, Egypt. She teaches Spanish at Western Michigan University where she obtained her Ph.D. in Spanish Literature. Her creative writing and critical studies have appeared in numerous literary magazines.

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