Register Now! Brevity in Nonfiction

I will be teaching a class for Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud. It’s a Flash Nonfiction workshop. Class meets 8 Thursday nights, 7:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at our North Campus at Sweat Records, Miami. 5505 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137. Start date:  April 25, 2013.  To register go to the Miami Foundation.  Click here:  https://www.miamifoundation.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=298. From the Select a Designation drop-down menu, choose:  The Lip Service Stories Fund. Donate $240. Here’s a description of the class: Flash Nonfiction is an exciting and nuanced genre full of possibilities and surprises; it encourages writers to be concerned about economy, to be deliberate over word choice.  The pieces, though…

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I Am Riding… around the world!

My children’s book, I AM RIDING! (grades 3-4) is now available on Amazon. I team up with illustrator Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre for this fun-filled TRILINGUAL (English, French, Kreyol) story about a girl’s first time riding a bike. Top left: Children from the Village of Hope School excitedly welcome my trilingual book, “I Am Riding.” Top right: In Miami, my friend Ana sent me this picture of her daughter Nathalie reading with Grandma. Bottom left: Another avid reader in Lauderhill. A quote from this lovely girl: “By looking at the cover, I already know it’s good.” Awww. Kudos to illustrator Jean-Patrick Icart Pierre! Bottom right: Little girls in Haiti are reading my book!…

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03/16/13 CarnaFam

CarnaFam: First annual exotic fusion of Books, Music, Arts and Food promoting the Haitian culture. This event was held at ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale CarnaFam welcomed over 12 writers, including M.J. Fievre. Entertainment by the King of Deep Roots, Pokito. Art exhibit by Louis Louissaint, Kristo Nicolas, and Robert Sylvain. Exotic food pavilion sponsored by the Haitian Culinary Alliance.

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Issue 7 of Saw Palm

I’ve been published in the 7th issue of Saw Palm!   Saw Palm seeks to capture the unique experience of Florida life, landscape, and trope through the work of artists and writers in-state and out. Established as a web journal in 2006 by John Henry Fleming and the students of the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of South Florida, Saw Palm began publishing a print version and taking subscriptions in 2008. Each yearly issue features both print and web editions with work unique to each. [The magazine offers] a rangy mix of stories, essays, poems, book reviews, and visual art that speaks to the diversity and…

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The Art of Cooking, Ron Duprat Style

He brings to the table the vibrant colors, the flavors, and the tropical twist of the West Indies… Think Lobster Stuffed Diver Sea Scallops with Champagne Caviar Sauce and Baby Micro salad… What about Jumbo Scallop, Sweet Chili Tahini Sauce, Watermelon and Avocado Slaw? Meet acclaimed Chef Ron Duprat. Top Chef describes him as a “expert in exotic flavors,”  often incorporating his own Haitian Creole influences with French-Asian Fusion cuisine. INTERVIEW WITH CHEF RON DUPRAT MJ: Chef, did you cook growing up? R: Some of my earliest memories are of cooking alongside my grandmother in Mare Rouge, Haiti. In my home country, boys are not usually allowed in the…

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