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2014 AWP Conference in Seattle: “The Haiti I Know”

“The Haiti I Know” at the 2014 AWP Conference in Seattle Room 606, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6 Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different city to celebrate the authors, teachers, writing programs, literary centers, and independent publishers of that region. The conference typically features 450 readings, lectures, panel…

The Haiti I Know: So Spoke the Earth at the 2014 AWP Conference

2014 AWP Conference Room 606, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6 Friday, February 28, 2014 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm A trilingual reading from So Spoke the Earth, a collection of prose and poetry about pre- and post-earthquake Haiti and published by the Women Writers of Haitian Descent. Authors will share first and third-person accounts and visions of Haiti through various periods of time, and of the moments following the tragedy, exploring stories of the search for survivors and different shapes of grief and hope. Presentations in English, with some French and Haitian Creole (with translations). M.J. Fievre is the founding editor…

“So Spoke the Earth” at Libreri Mapou

On January 27, 2013, the contributors of  SO SPOKE THE EARTH were at Libreri Mapou, 5919 Northeast 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33137, to read from the multilingual anthology of literature about Haiti. SO SPOKE THE EARTH explores the country’s past, present and future as experienced by its diverse inhabitants over the past four decades. Presenting…

The Next Big Thing: A Haitian Childhood

As part of ‘The Next Big Thing Blog Hop,’  I was tagged by Sheree L. Greer, talented author of the short story collection Once and Future Lovers, and whose work has appeared in Best Lesbian Romance 2012. The purpose of this hop is to expose folks to writers whose work perhaps they haven’t heard of, whether a new…

Remembering 01/12/10

Remembering January 12, 2010: A Multi-Lingual Presentation. Books & Books, in Coral Gables. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 7 PM. FOCUS ON HAITI: On January 12, 2010, in Haiti, there was a terrible noise of earth shaking and houses cracking. And then the cries of men and women, and a great dust cloud taking Port-au-Prince in its fist. On January 12, 2013, the Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc. were be at Books & Books, in Coral Gables, to read from the Haiti anthology SO SPOKE THE EARTH. SO SPOKE THE EARTH is a multilingual anthology of literature about Haiti…

“So Spoke the Earth” at Books & Books

Saturday, Dec 15, 2012. 7:00 pm. Books & Books, in Coral Gables. Many came to meet literary legend Edwidge Danticat as she read from SO SPOKE THE EARTH, an anthology edited by M.J. Fievre and the Women Writers of Haitian Descent. Other readers included Kathie Klarreich, Liliane Nerette-Louis, and Ketsia Theodore-Pharel. Hosted by M.J. Fievre…

“So Spoke the Earth” at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International

Miami Book Fair International. Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m., Batten (Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 2106). “So Spoke the Earth: Giving Haiti a Voice” panel with Joanne Hyppolite, Edwidge Danticat, Liliane Nerette-Louis, Mahalia Solages, Chantalle Francesca Verna, and Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel. Moderated by M.J. Fievre, FIU alumna. ABOUT “So Spoke the Earth”: Edited by M.J.…

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.

So Spoke the Earth: Interviews in Haiti

Promoting So Spoke the Earth (“Ainsi parla la terre“) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The anthology will be released August 31. So Spoke the Earth is a multilingual anthology of literature about Haiti that explores its past, present and future as experienced by its diverse inhabitants—both native and non-native—over the past four decades. Featuring the accounts of…

The anthology’s contributors

M.J. edited So Spoke the Earth: Coming out this fall! STORIES AND POEMS IN ENGLISH Yveline Alexis/ Jerrice J. Baptiste/ Cynthia D. Bertelsen/ Nathalie Cerin/ James E. Cherry/ Edwidge Danticat/ Karyn Exilus/ Mimi Ferebee/ M.J. Fievre/ Nathalie Foy/ Joanne Hyppolite/ Fabienne Josaphat/ Leita Kaldi-Davis/ Kathie Klarreich/ Marylin Laurent/ Danielle Legros-Georges/ Gariot Pierre Louima/ Alison Luterman/ Suzy…

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…