Fabrice Guerrier is an Haitian American entrepreneur and author. He believes large numbers of people working cooperatively over the internet to create stories is the future of original content and the creative economy. He founded Syllble, an online literary community and press that aims to connect people and words. Fabrice is a member of the Spring 2019 202Creates Residency, an initiative launched by DC Mayor Bowser and is led by the Government of the District of Columbia’s Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Fabrice is a 2019 TEDxFSU conference speaker. He spoke on the creative economy and the importance of human creativity and imagination in the age of machines and fourth industrial technological revolution.
He has published in Slavery’s Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation published by Rutgers University Press, Collection of Collaboratively Written Short Stories (2017), co-authored The Wall – a science fiction novella (2018), The Orion Paradigm (2018), his debut poetry collection Egypt in A Cup of Tea (2018). His writings has appeared in The PEN America Blog, Public Pool, Blavity and Moko: Caribbean Arts and Letters.
In September 2018, he was chosen to be apart of an international exchange of 10 emerging and entrepreneurial leaders in the arts and sciences, law, entrepreneurship and media from the United States and 10 from Egypt as a Shafik Gabr Fellow with the Shafik Gabr Foundation. Fabrice has worked at the US State Department as an assistant to a deputy assistant secretary, the executive office of the bureau of western hemisphere affairs and the front office bureau of democracy, human rights and labor.
In May 2010, he founded the LEEHG Institute, a social venture that brought together college students from different academic background to collaborate in small groups to address imminent contemporary public policy and global issues.
In January 2016, he traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on a creative writing fellowship with the PEN American Center as the PEN Haiti Fellow. For 6 months he worked with the PEN Haiti Center staff and haiti’s brightest and emerging creative minds.
As a board member in October 2014 and elected President of the board of directors in Fall of 2016. Fabrice led Coming to the Table, a national racial reconciliation organization to address the legacies of slavery and racism in 13 U.S states through a innovative framework of racial restorative justice, engaged storytelling and action. Coming to the Table was selected as a partner in W.K. Kellog Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Initiative.
Fabrice is currently working with Piooner Works, a center for research and experimentation in contemporary culture based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York City on the production and publishing of an upcoming book titled “PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince” of a past Art Exhibition.
Fabrice has worked at the United Nations advocating for Least Developed Countries to realize their full economic and social potential through science, technology and innovation. He is a Senior Fellow at Humanity in Action and in 2015 he was selected along with 24 others as an emerging transatlantic leader through the Diplomacy & Diversity Fellowship.
Fabrice has been a member of the inside-out playback improv theater troupe. He’s currently taking classes at the DC Studio Theater. Fabrice is an alumni of the AltMBA, a intensive entrepreneurship studies and management workshop designed by Seth Godin for high performing individuals. He has a MA in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, a piooner school in the world of peacebuilding and received his BS in International Relations and Leadership Studies from Florida State University.
On his down time Fabrice can be seen jamming and scatting jazz with friends, reading, meditating, exercising over a good run and contemplating the future, the power of technology and changes the internet economy and this fourth industrial revolution will have on our societies. Fabrice is a first generation immigrant born in Haiti. He moved to the U.S. at the age of 13. Fabrice speaks French, Haitian Creole and English.