Maud Vanhauwaert (b. 1984) is a poet, writer, performer and drama teacher at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. Her debut collection ‘Ik ben mogelijk ‘(I am possible) was published in 2011 and won the Vrouw Debuut Prijs (Women’s Debut Prize). Vanhauwaert was a finalist of the WK Poetry Slam (2012) and of the Leids Cabaret Festival (2014). She is one of the primary editors of the literary journal Dietsche Warande & Belfort (DW B) and has written columns for newspaper De Morgen. Since January 2015, Vanhauwaert has been on tour performing her solo theatre program 'Het is de moeite' in theatres and cultural centers throughout Flanders.
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