Collegium Helveticum

Kettly Mars
Senior Fellow 2023–2024

Fiction writing
Fellowship duration
February 01, 2024–May 31, 2024

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Kettly Mars is an award-winning novelist, poet, and short-story writer from Haiti. She writes in French and Creole. Her novels address such themes as gender relations and class issues in connection to the violence that power exerts, spiritual inheritance, and decolonization that are at the core of her country’s present and future. Kettly’s work has been translated in English, German, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Spanish, Croatian, Danish, and Arabic.

Kettly is a self employed creative writing instructor and has more than twenty years of experience teaching at secondary and university level in her home country. Since moving to Florida (US) in 2021, Kettly teaches creative writing at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Florida Atlantic University to students aged from sixty-five to eighty years old.