Myriam J.A. Chancy – Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities

Professor Myriam J.A. Chancy contributed the following fall accomplishments:


Creative Writing

“Dear Friend” (“Masks” Essay), The Rumpus, “Letters in the Mail” Subscription program. (An essay addressed to readers in letter format). October 2022.
“Loko (aka Loco, aka, the Rainwater Man),” (new fiction) Room Magazine 45.2, Summer/Fall 2022.

Honors & Awards

Winner, American Book Award (ABA) for What Storm, What Thunder, Before Columbus Foundation, October 9, 2022.

Invited Talks, Interviews & Addresses

Moderator (Invited), Caribbean Myths & Realities Panel – Four Caribbean writers discuss the unreality of reality and the truth of the fantastic in their work. With Jasmine Sealy, Barbados (The Island of Forgetting), Opal Palmer Adisa, Jamaica (The Storyteller’s Return: Story Poems), Ayana Lloyd Banwo, Trinidad (When We Were Birds), and Myriam J.A. Chancy, Haiti (moderator, What Storm, What Thunder). Online program. Read Caribbean, Miami Book Fair, Saturday, November 19, 11am, 2022 (pre-recorded October/22).

Guest Author, Virtual Event with Tiphanie Yanique (joint paperback book launch) in conversation with Jamie Figueroa (Institute of American Indian Arts, IAIA), Collected Works Bookstore, New Mexico, November 7, 2022.

Interview, w/ Mary-Louise Kelly, “Haitian-Canadian author Myriam J. A. Chancy makes a reading list for Haiti,” NPR: All Things Considered, November 3, 2022.

Invited Author & Writing Workshop Leader, Hobart Festival of Women Writers 2022, Hobart, NY, September 9-11, 2022.

Guest Author, Charis Books, Georgia, Virtual event in conversation with Cindy Allman (Book of Cinz), WS, WT Paperback Book Launch. August 28, 2022.

Community Outreach:

Invited Guest Speaker, Montserrat Book Club, WS, WT, On-Line, Montserrrat, W. I., November 26, 2022.

Guest Speaker, Author Salon with Rachael Warecki, Scripps College President’s Tour, Women’s University Club, Seattle, WA, October 11, 2022.

Service to the Profession:

External Reviewer, Promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2022.