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Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 Haydée H.R. Souffrant

haydée (hr) souffrant

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019

About haydée (hr) souffrant

haydée (hr) souffrant is a Chicago-based Haitian American teaching artist and doula-healer, whose work weaves performance, critical race and radical healing theory to probe the intersections of trauma healing and cultural memory through storytelling and creative writing. As an arts administrator, souffrant’s work through arts programming, healing and creative arts workshops connects multiple identities and cross-cultural communities together in order to create spaces of empathy, healing and social justice for people of color.

souffrant's literary work has been featured in numerous online literary publications at Oberlin College, Hair Trigger Issue 41, Sixty Inches from Center, and her performance work featured at The Whitney Biennale under the Dance Diaspora Collective, Links Hall @ Constellation, Threewalls at Navy Pier and other venues in and around Chicagoland. A graduate of Oberlin College with a BA in African American Studies and English, souffrant is currently an MFA Creative Writing Fiction candidate at Columbia College Chicago.