Maud Vanhauwaert is a writer and theatre performer. Her first poetry album, Ik ben mogelijk (I am possible), was awarded the Vrouw Debuut Prijs for female debuts. Her second book, Wij zijn evenwijdig (We are parallels), can be read as a poetry collection, as a meandering story, or as a compilation of sad jokes. It was awarded the Herman de Coninck Public Prize and the Hughues C. Pernath Prize. Maud examines creative ways to bring poetry on stage. She has performed in different countries, won the Frappant TXT competition and was a finalist in the poetry slam world championships and in the prestigious Leids Cabaret Festival. Maud obtained a master's degree in Literature and Linguistics at the University of Antwerp and another at the Theatre Academy of Antwerp, where she currently teaches.
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