Upcoming Events & Recent News

  • December 3rd, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: 3rd Annual Author Expo & Book Signing at the Atrium.
    Portage District Library 300 Library Lane Portage MI 49002

  • December 8th, 7:00 pm Reading Event: Fifth Wednesday Journal
    Kalamazoo Poets Read For You: Nancy Eimers, Matt Jordan, Andrew Wickenden & Hedy Habra. Moderator: William Olsen.
    Book Signing and Q&A Center for the Humanities, WMU 2500 Knauss Hallposter-kalamazoo_version2-withfan

  • Feb 9th to 11th, 2017 AWP Conference Washington DC.  Book Signing: Tea in Heliopolis and Under Brushstrokes at Press 53 Booth 387!!
    Thursday 2:00 pm; Friday 3:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am


  • 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

  • March 16, Thursday, 5:30-8:00 pm: Alchemy Suite of Dialogues Readings. Coordinators: Arnie and Debbie Johnston. Richmond Center for Visual Arts. Western Michigan University.

  • 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!

  • PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATION FOR POETRY, 2017:
    Thrilled and honored to have my poem, “Deeper Than Tattoo,” nominated for a Pushcart! Thanks so much, Bill and Kate Lantry for including my work in your beautiful Peacock Journal, and for selecting this poem!

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

  • Hedy Habra: Guest Poetry Editor, evaluated 16 finalist poems for Alba de América‘s Concurso literario internacional de poesía: En el Bicentenario de la Independencia de las Provincias Unidas del Sur 1816-2016

  • 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!
    Judge for 53-word Story Contest Press 53

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

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

  • PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATIONS FOR POETRY, 2016:
    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”

  • BEST OF THE NET NOMINATIONS FOR POETRY & SMALL FICTION, 2016:
    Change Seven Magazine nominated “Shipwrecked” from Under Brushstrokes
    Press 53 nominated “The Apple of Granada” from Under Brushstrokes

Meet Hedy

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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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