Evil, Blessings, Grace, and Solace: Beverly Donofrio at the Miami Book Fair

One of the authors who gave us a great blurb for BADASS, Beverly Donofrio, is presenting at the Book Fair on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Donofrio is the author of RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS, a best-selling memoir that was turned into a movie starring Drew Barrymore in 2001. When she was 55, Donofrio was attacked at knifepoint by a serial rapist.  In her new book, ASTONISHED, she writes about that experience and how it led her on a spiritual quest that changed her life. “It’s a beautiful story,” says Nicholas Garnett, editor at Sliver of Stone Magazine. “Beverly is presenting with two other wonderful and accomplished writers, Janet Burroway and John…

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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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Who’s Russell Reece?

On September 21, our VIP sale at Lip Service (one of the most popular literary events in Miami) was paramount!  All That Glitters was officially released online on October 1st (along with Issue 7 of Sliver of Stone Magazine). On October 12, we had an awesome, mellow reading at Books & Books, in Coral Gables. On November 24, at 5 o’clock, we’ll be at the Miami Book Fair International for a reading followed by a Q&A with the prose editors (Room 8301, in Building 8, 3rd Floor). Russell Reece’s story, “Come On, Harold,” is one of the gems in All That Glitters. Russell lives in Delaware along the Nanticoke River. He has had stories and…

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All That Glitters is going to the Miami Book Fair International!

The 15 nonfiction stories published in the  All That Glitters (Lominy Books; $15.00), recount lives and identities unsettled by the scary, but irresistible pursuit of truth. Also included are interviews with award-winning nonfiction writers, including Susan Orlean and Dinty W. Moore. According to Joe Clifford, “Every piece in All That Glitters bristles with the raw emotion and authenticity of the real deal, while never forsaking the edict that the story comes above all. (And the behind-the-scenes interviews are pretty damned good too.)” At the Miami Book Fair International on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 8301 (building 8, 3rd floor), local authors Andrea Askowitz, Jan Becker,…

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An awesome, mellow event

On his Facebook page, writer Hector Duarte, Jr. described the launch of Sliver of Stone’s All That Glitters as an “awesome, mellow event.” According to editor Nicholas Garnett, it was “warm and lovely, like family, in the best sense of the word.” In fact, story plot master Lynne Barrett, who introduced Nick and me, called the book her grandchild. It was Michelangelo who once said, “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” I often remind myself of these words and, as the founder of Sliver of Stone,…

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Joseph Lapin on His 5 Favorite Books

Joseph A. Lapin is a journalist, author, and poet living in Los Angeles, California. He is a contributing writer at the LA Weekly, and his work has appeared in Salon, The Rattling Wall, Pacific Standard, OC Weekly, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Village Voice, The Middle Gray, and Literary Orphans. He blogs at josephalapin.com, and his twitter handle is @josephalapin. Originally, he’s from Clinton, Massachusetts. Joe is the host of The Working Poet, “dedicated to bringing to the ‘pixelated’ air waves poets who deserve to be heard. [The radio show] explore everything under the sun: sports, literature, politics, music, social media, and, of course, the intersection of poetry and work.” Joe tells us about his 5 favorite books: While books…

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M.J. on The Working Poet Radio Show

Check out episode three of The Working Poet Radio Show featuring Michele Jessica Fievre. Listen to M.J. — the editor of Sliver of Stone and a writer featured in Haiti Noir — discuss growing up in Haiti, work, and publishing. With host Joe Lapin. http://josephalapin.com/the-working-poet-radio-show/ Joseph A. Lapin is a journalist, author, and poet living in Los Angeles, California. He is a contributing writer at the LA Weekly, and his work has appeared in Salon, The Rattling Wall, Pacific Standard, OC Weekly, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Village Voice, The Middle Gray, and Literary Orphans. He blogs at josephalapin.com, and his twitter handle is @josephalapin. Originally, he’s from Clinton, Massachusetts. Joe is the host of The Working Poet, “dedicated to bringing to…

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