St James, Trinidad and Tobago
Halcian Pierre’s Bio
Halcian Pierre was born in Woodbrook and is a single mother to a headstrong daughter in her 20s. An artist first and foremost, the gifted former St Francois Girl’s College alum gained recognition for her cartoon series “Yuh is a True Trini if…”, inspired by Ilka Hilton-Clarke, a Dutch national and the creator of the “Caribbean Chile” Website. Prior to this, Pierre spent four years as a Reserve soldier in the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, but asked to be discharged so she could pursue her love of art. While attending the John S. Donaldson Technical Institute, she did cartoons for the Vox newspaper at the Trinidad Express, but fate led to a job as a writer in their Features Department after the editor saw a touching story she had written about a break-in at her home. Four years later, she moved on to another daily paper (Newsday), where she continued to touch others with her writing. She also won a prize in the 2005 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's Writing contest, garnering nods for her piece, "The Day I met My Father".
Since her mother's death that same year, Pierre left the paper and segued into advertising to become a copywriter and pursue an Associate's Degree in Journalism and Public Relations at COSTAATT.
Today, Pierre is freelancing and is also working on a local novel and a family cookbook. She dreams of someday going into comedy.
Interests: Reading, drawing and illustrations, comedy, photography, the internet and looking at movies and television.
Published writer: No