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“I Am Riding!” is on OMB Storytime!

Writer M.J.Fievre and illustrator Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre teamed up for a fun-filled trilingual (English, French, Kreyol) story about a girl’s first time riding a bike.”I Am Riding!” is a One Moore Book publication. One of OMB’s goals this year is to make Storytime videos for all of their books. One Moore Book Storytime is a project…

O, hi there!

For this year’s O, Miami Poetry Festival, Reading Queer is presenting “O, Hi There”, a free-form poetry reading that takes the cruising experience as its point of departure. RQ begins by cruising local poets whose work they love and lust after by asking them to record one or two of their own poems, lyrical short…

Stories for a Healthier World: You’ve Got This!

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 is a vital educational tool. In the 1990’s, when I was growing up in Port-au-Prince,…

MJ is breaking the Internet…

Ah! Not in a Kim Kardashian way. Although some people really love this picture of me in a bathtub: What I mean to say is that you can catch videos of me reading in different places around the net: Check me out reading from Haiti Noir alongside Edwidge Danticat and Marie-Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, back in January. I…

15 Views of Miami on Livestream

Monday’s event was a success! What a great evening at Books & Books! Reading & Discussion by FIFTEEN VIEWS OF MIAMI contributors and editor Jaquira Díaz. “The city that emerges from the stories in 15 Views of Miami is not the impossibly sunny, shiny place we see on television but the humid, crowded, less glamorous one we know…

UM Libraries: Interview With Michèle Jessica Fièvre

From the University of Miami Special Collection: “Interview with Michèle Jessica Fièvre, a writer who grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and relocated to South Florida in 2002. She wrote her first novel as a teenager, and has since published several novels and children’s books in French. Her writing has also been published in a variety…

Recorded Event: Haiti Noir

Check out the recorded event, Haiti Noir: The Classics, featuring Edwidge Danticat, Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, and M.J. Fievre. M.J. contributed to the original best-selling Haiti Noir (Akashic Books, 2011), which comprised all new stories by today’s best Haitian authors. The new volume (Haiti Noir II: The Classics) collects the true classics of Haitian literature—both short stories and…

M.J. Fievre, part of the Haitian Diaspora Oral History Collection

Haitian Diaspora Oral History Collection, 2010-2012 | University of Miami Special Collections The Haitian Diaspora Oral History collection includes videos and selected transcripts of oral  history interviews conducted with  individuals of Haitian ancestry that are well-renowned in the world of the arts. Interviews with singers, songwriters, musicians, painters, sculptors, writers, playwrights, and dancers help to…

Booyah! M.J. is going to Hollywood

Hum… not quite yet. But now that I can officially add scriptwriter to my resume, I feel electric and alive. (Scroll down for links to the films) Over the summer, I wrote two short movie scripts for the University of Miami, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health: Get Tested and Get Vaccinated. The films educate…

MJ included in the Digital Library of the Caribbean

Check out Florida International University’s Digital Library of the Caribbean for the recording of a reading by M.J. Fievre. The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held…

Creole Podcast on SAKDI

Do you know SAKDI, the Haitian Podcasting Site? Well, now you do! I was interviewed by two dynamic podcasters (in Creole) and you can listen to the interview on Sakdi-Culture. Click here for a direct link to the podcast. The link to the foreword is here.

M.J. Fievre on WLRN

Check out this article by Marva Hinton on WLRN. All week, the anchors will be talking with Florida authors appearing at the Miami Book Fair. So Spoke the Earth is an anthology of stories, poems and essays about Haiti.

M.J. Fievre on uVu

Author M.J. Fievre edited a collection of stories, So Spoke the Earth, a project created by WWOHD (Women Writers of Haitian Descent). M.J. will be at the Miami Book Fair International this year to discuss the book along with some of her fellow WWOHD associates. Click here to view video.

M.J. Fievre on “And the Women Gather”

Talk with Lorna Owens, host of “And the Women Gather,” an internet radio program with a very large world wide audience to talk about the Haiti anthology, So Spoke the Earth, and the Miami Book Fair International. Lorna has 16,000 listeners world wide, and all shows are archived. To listen to the show, click here:…

The Man in the Yellow Coat

The French version of this story (“L’Homme au Pardessus Jaune”) will appear in “So Spoke the Earth,” an anthology due out this summer. I wrote it when I was 18; it was a finalist at the “Concours Jacques Stephen Alexis de la Nouvelle” (a literary contest) a few months later, in 1999. My friend Didier…

So Spoke the Earth

I’m editing this very cool anthology. See the trailer here: NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! Why this book? On January 12, 2010, there was “a terrible noise of earth shaking and houses cracking. And then: the cries of men and the cries of women, a great dust cloud taking Port-au-Prince in its fist.” Women Writers of…

Kouzen Mwen Jako (Creole)

Jako renmen prete rad gwo mak met sou li pou l’al file fi. Li gen yon mòd li parèt sou ou epi l’ di w’, “Etranje. Etranje. Etranje.” Men fòk mwen di w’ tou ke Jako gen yon sè k’ rele Titin…

Carnations for Sonia

Listen to the raw audio version of Carnations for Sonia. Quite different from the polished, published piece. This poem originally appeared in 6 Cents Journal (Miami Poetry Collective, 2010). “The Cent Journal Series: A Modern Anthology of Miami Poets, is a regularly-appearing D.I.Y. literary publication printed and assembled in one night and distributed locally in…