On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015, the Consulate General of the Republic of Haiti in Miami hosted its 3rd Annual International Women’s Month Ceremony. This year, the Consulate honored 19 women who contributed to the Haitian Culture in South Florida. They were recognized as “Beacons … Continue reading 19 Women Honored for their contribution to Haitian Culture
Edwidge Danticat, who has been honored with the MacArthur Genius Award and other awards for her writing and work on behalf of Haiti, once said, “We tell stories to live, to connect with one another and to build community.” In Haiti, storytelling … Continue reading Stories for a Healthier World: You’ve Got This!
On behalf of the Consulate General of the Republic of Haiti in Miami, Consul Guy François Jr. wrote me a letter to let me know that I have been chosen as one of the Honorees for this year’s “Beacon of Hope and Achievement Award.” I … Continue reading M.J. Fievre to receive “Beacon of Hope and Achievement Award”
(A story by Tatiana Garcia) You might roll your eyes when people say they’re happy just because they’re in a relationship. Many are liars, but not me: I really don’t miss being single. Before Justin “got” me, I was a … Continue reading Single. Taken.
On March 28th and 29th, join writer Jan Becker‘s bootcamp for queer writers, an intensive prompt-driven poetry and flash non-fiction workshop. (The term boot camp may sound intimidating, but the only real order is, “permission to write freely.”) This two-day workshop is designed … Continue reading Miami Beach: Boot Camp for Queer Writers with Jan Becker
Phoebe Rusch: Thank you for featuring me, MJ. It’s an honor. MJ Fievre: You’re welcome, Phoebe. I’m happy to help promote your fundraising campaign. Do you want to say a little about that? Phoebe: Yes! I’m trying to raise money … Continue reading Haiti, Phoebe, and the Oloffson: At the Crossroad of Race and Nationality and Class: An Interview
Back in November, in honor of its eight-year-anniversary, Lip Service launched Badass, Lip Service: True Stories, the Double Album (Lominy Books, 2014) edited by Andrea Askowitz. This anthology is acollection of some of the best of Lip Service’s first eight years. Lip Service is a … Continue reading South Florida, what’s your story? (We want you to send it to us!)
From Gulf Stream Magazine: Do you have a great story to tell and need to get it on the page as soon as possible? Have you already started writing a novel and can’t see it through to the end? If … Continue reading How to Write a Novel in Six Months: A Workshop in Miami