Creativity will save humanity. This notion is the fuel propelling science fiction and fantasy writer, essayist, poet, actor, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, and visionary Fabrice Jude Guerrier, founder of Syllble Studios, a sci-fi and fantasy production company for writers and creatives who build fictional universes to tell stories. The widely published fiction author and poet is a sought-after speaker, a dedicated servant leader, and ardent international peacebuilder. Recently inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 class of 2021 for Art & Style and the Root Magazine’s 100 Most Influential African-Americans of 2021 in the Arts category.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabrice immigrated at the age of 13 with his family to Coral Springs, Florida in 2004. An ambitious student driven by a fiery desire to make the world a better place, Fabrice went on to college at Florida State University, where he founded the LEEHG Institute, a social venture uniting students, experts and professors from disparate backgrounds to share ideas, collaborate, and “awaken the genius within.” His visionary work with the LEEHG Institute was highlighted in the book “The Student Leadership Challenge” by business leadership gurus Barry Posner and James M. Kouzes.
His undergraduate experience culminated in earning a bachelor’s degree in international relations along with a Leadership Studies certificate. Eager to contribute his creativity and talents to promote widespread justice and peace, Fabrice went on to study at one of the world’s top programs for peacebuilding. At Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice & Peacebuilding (CJP), he studied conflict transformation with the aim of understanding peace at the most fundamental level. As part of his studies, he traveled to Sierra Leone, Africa to study and research the unique “Fambul Tok” reconciliation process promoting community healing after trauma. He reflected on his experiences in West Africa in the essay “The Shock of Forgiveness,” published by the Zehr Institute.
While at CJP, he also helped found a local chapter of Coming to the Table (CTTT), a national racial reconciliation organization founded by descendants of the enslaved and enslavers from the same plantation. Fabrice went on to become the youngest national president of CTTT’s board of directors. The experience awakened Fabrice to the power of storytelling to foster healing and transformation. He earned an M.A. in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University in 2015. The following year, he worked with PEN America as their PEN Haiti Fellow to work with Haitian writers, poets and journalists.
Over the next several years, Fabrice set his sights on making a big impact in transformative global communication harnessing the power of technology. He serves as a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum in Washington, D.C., a network of inspiring young people working together to address local, regional and global challenges. He is also a fellow with the Shafik Gabr Foundation, established to foster exchanges between emerging leaders from eastern and western cultures. In 2019, he was selected to become a resident at Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 202Creates program to promote and amplify D.C.’s creative economy, led in partnership with the D.C. Office of Cable TV, Film, Music & Entertainment. He is also a senior fellow of a trans-Atlantic leadership development organization Humanity in Action.
He completed Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Presencing Institute Edx U.Lab business management course “Leading from the emerging future” in 2015 and graduated from Seth Godin’s AltMBA Leadership management workshop in 2017. Fabrice has trained at the Studio Acting Conservatory in D.C, he was a member of the Inside-out Playback Theatre Improv Troupe at Eastern Mennonite University from 2013 to 2015 and was the lead singer of a local band in D.C. As a singer-songwriter, Fabrice is professionally known as Pouvwa.
Through his production house Syllble (pronounced Syll-a-ble), Fabrice helps produce and imagine completely new original fictional worlds that helps underrepresented and talented creators worldwide hack their fullest creative potential through collaboration in those worlds, crowdsourcing and get published. His vision is to build a vibrant collective of diverse writers creating together within unique shared fictional universes, identifying the best original work emerging from the collective and publishing it via small presses and across mediums.
Fabrice is the producer and host of The Fabrice Guerrier Show, a podcast that explores the future of humanity and how the world is going to be shaped in the next 30 years. He was inspired to start this production after writing ‘The Future Manifesto‘ in 2020. The manifesto establishes key tenets of his philosophies on a society of the future. The show features cutting edge conversations with some of the leading minds of different fields and walks of life. It explores their unique visions and ideas on the future of humanity to reinvent society for the better.
A prolific writer, Fabrice is a columnist at Haïti Observateur, a US-based (Brooklyn, NY) weekly newspaper founded in 1971 that focuses around news of Haiti with distributions in the United States, Canada and in France. It was the first weekly newspaper for Haitian immigrants in the United States. Fabrice coined the word ‘Haitian Futurism‘ and it’s the title of his column. His work has appeared on the PEN America blog as well as in NY Daily News, Sea Lion Press, Public Pool, Moko Magazine: Caribbean Arts and Letters, and Blavity. He is the author of the short story collection “Golden Veins,” co-author of the futuristic sci-fi micro-novel “The Wall,” and author of the poetry collection “Egypt in a Cup of Tea.” His writing was also published in “Slavery’s Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation Anthology” (Rutgers University Press 2019). He is the author of the short polemical book that supports decolonization of self and of the healing process “Breaking Free From Mass-Produced Consciousness.” He is a member of the Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA). Fabrice is based in Los Angeles, California.
He delivered a TEDx talk on the role of creativity and collaboration in the fourth industrial revolution at Florida State University. View the talk, “Gone Are the Days of the Lone Genius,” at https://www.ted.com/talks/fabrice_guerrier_gone_are_the_days_of_the_lone_genius.