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 discussions, and forums, as well as hundreds of book signings, receptions, dances, and informal gatherings. More than 10,000 writers and readers attended the 2012 conference, and 600 exhibitors were represented at the bookfair. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. February 28, 2014. A trilingual reading from So Spoke the…

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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 of Sliver of Stone magazine, and a regular contributor…

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“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 each work in its original language (English, French, and Haitian Creole), the book features the accounts of both Haitian and non-Haitian writers and their attempts to grapple with the impact left on them by their personal experiences with the island-nation. Through various narratives and poems, the literary legacy and unique history of the…

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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 release (story, novel, novella, etc) or a Work in Progress (WIP). According to the rules of the hop, I will be answering some questions (the same ones for every other blog hopper) about either my newest release or my WIP and then at the bottom of the post, I’ll list a writer who…

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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 that explores its past, present and future as…

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“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 and Mahalia Solages. FOCUS ON HAITI: 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 both Haitian and non-Haitian writers and their attempts to grapple with…

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“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. Fievre, this multilingual anthology of literature about Haiti explores the country’s past, present and future as experienced by its diverse inhabitants over the past four decades. Presenting each work in its original language (English, French, and Haitian Creole), SO SPOKE THE EARTH features the accounts of both Haitian and non-Haitian writers and their…

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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 both Haitian and non-Haitian writers and their attempts to grapple with the impact left on them by their personal experiences with the island-nation, the anthology presents each work in its original language: English, French and Haitian-Creole. Through various narratives and poems, the literary legacy and unique history of the island are highlighted in…

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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 Magloire-Sicard/ Liliane Nerette-Louis/ Jeremy Paden/ Margaret Papillon/ Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell/ Nadine Pinede/ Mahalia Solages/ Barbara Ellen Sorensen/ Carolyn Srygley-Moore/ Yolaine M. St.Fort/ Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel/ Chantalle F. Verna/ Jaime R. Wood TEXTES EN FRANCAIS ET CREOLE Naïké Clara Bélizaire/ Gessie Cameau-Coicou/ Louis Joseph Guy Marie Cayemitte/ Maryse Cayemitte-Elysée/ Pascale Doxy/ Aurélie Michelle Fièvre/ Geneviève…

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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 Haitian Descent, Inc. (WWOHD) collected texts inspired by the tragic event and we are now working on the publication of an anthology entitled Ainsi parla la terre (So Spoke the Earth). What’s so special about SO SPOKE THE EARTH? This trilingual anthology (English, French and Creole) is important in that it is a…

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