Au revoir, April! (The month in review)

Poetry month has gone! April was particularly special to me because my play, To Accept, Dial 5 Now, was presented every Thursday at the MicroTheater Miami. To Accept, Dial 5 Now, which got positively reviewed, is a story about violence, jealousy and control, the choices we make, and the limits of love. Last performance is tonight! Actors include Chasity Hart as “Jackie” (left), Jovon Jacobs as “Silas” (top right), and Laura Pons as “Recording” (bottom right). Director Gladys Ramirez and I were interviewed by Neil de la Flor for the Knight Arts blog. * On Sunday, April 12, starting at Soundscape Park, musician Taylor Ho Bynum led a group of free-wheeling…

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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 that brings books to life through video. Enjoy the English version of “I Am Riding!” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KPAyi-yDjY One Moore Book provides culturally sensitive and educational stories that highlight the lives of children of countries with significantly low literacy rates. One Moore Book provides literature for children whose narratives are largely missing from the…

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Adieu, February! (A recap)

Adieu, February! Together, we paid A Tribute to Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee, “not because they are gone but because their work and words will live on forever.” (Suze Guillaume) Fans of both flash fiction and the noir genre welcomed A Father First, a gripping tale by Hector Duarte Jr. An Angel on the Other Side of the Border, a story by Marylin Laurent, brought us a moving and authentic perspective on the deep-rooted tensions between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Jerry Ambroise said it best: “I thought [this story] to be as nuanced as reality is. The truth is never black or white. It’s those who see…

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I Am Riding: A Conversation with Author M.J. Fievre

Check out my new interview on the One Moore Book blog “M.J. Fievre is a writer, editor and educator whose passion for writing can be felt in every word she pens. She has authored several novels, short stories and poems in French and English, including our trilingual title, ‘I am Riding.’ We hope you find her zest for life (and sense of humor) as intoxicating as we did.” (“A Conversation with Author M.J. Fievre,” One Moore Book Website) Related Articles: One Moore Book Brings Joy to LitWorld’s Innovation Hub in Haiti “The children and their LitClub Leaders were so excited to see books in Haitian Creole. We read aloud…

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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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One Moore Book: The Haiti Series

My trilingual children’s book, I am Riding, is getting published by One Moore Book as part of the Haiti Series, a collection of six stories that feature the vibrant culture and people of the Republic of Haiti! The  launch will be an art exhibition featuring illustrators of the Haiti Series, including Edouard Duval Carrie. See you in New York on the 26th of January (flyer at the end of this entry). Enjoy this interview with Wayétu Moore, Co-founder and Publisher of One Moore Book, a company that produces and publishes stories for children of countries with low literacy rates. She received her BA in journalism from Howard University, and her MA…

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