Upcoming Events & Recent News

  • September 9th to October 30th  Art Exhibition: Chinese Ink Brush Paintings (20 artworks).
    Hedy Habra displays four artworks: “Landscape with Fisherman,” “Meditative Egret on Pine Branch,”
    “Two Red-Crowned Cranes” “Woman & Leopard.”
    Portage District Library, 300 Library Ln, Portage, MI 49002


  • October 20th, 11:00 am: Cavalier Room Guest Speaker, Kankakee Community College, Illinois.
    11:00 Public Lecture & Reading. “A Captivating Voyage Through Time and Space.” With Humanities and Poetry Students & Community
    12:30 Book Discussion with Intro to Poetry class
    Flying Carpets, Tea in Heliopolis & Under Brushstrokes. Q&A and Book Signing

  • December 8th, 7:00 pm Reading Event: Fifth Wednesday Journal Kalamazoo Area Contributors: Nancy Eimers, Matt Jordan, Andrew Wickenden & Hedy Habra.
    Book Signing and Q&A Center for the Humanities, WMU 2500 Knauss Hall

  • Feb 9th to 11th, 2017 AWP Conference Washington DC.  Book Signing: Tea in Heliopolis and Under Brushstrokes at Press 53 Booth 387!!

  • Feb 9th to 11th, 2017 AWP Conference, Washington DC.
    “Immigration: Cultural Binding, Creative Chaos & The Survival of International Writers.”
    How does immigration affects writers’ creative pursuits in a different country?
    This year out of 1,465 proposals submitted, 522 have been selected!
    With Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, Alexander Cigale, Octavio Quintanilla, Deema Shehabi & Hedy Habra

  • 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 Fantastic literature 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

Recent Hedy Habra News!

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

  • April-June 2016: Hedy Habra: Guest Poetry Editor for Prime Number Magazine, a publication of Press 53. Submit & click here to read Habra’s three poems in issue 89!

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

  • Under Brushstrokes: Award-winning Finalist in the “Poetry” Category of the 2015 USA Best Book Award!

    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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