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 … Continue reading Stories for a Healthier World: You’ve Got This!
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 … Continue reading UM Libraries: Interview With Michèle Jessica Fièvre
I was a guest at the University of Miami today, along with author Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel. Re-Imagining Haiti: from Revolution to Reconstruction. We were invited by Dr. Patricia Saunders. Professor Saunders’s research and scholarship focus largely on the relationship between sexual … Continue reading Re-Imagining Haiti: from Revolution to Reconstruction
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 … Continue reading Booyah! M.J. is going to Hollywood
M. Evelina Galang, who teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami, is core faculty for VONA/Voices: Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation. She has been named one of the 100 most influential Filipinas in … Continue reading The Flight of Lola Catalina Lorenzo: An Interview with M. Evelina Galang
Following is an interview with Patricia Engel, author of Vida and It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, forthcoming from Grove Press in August 2013. Patricia will be reading on August 6 at Books & Books, in Coral Gables, at 8 pm. … Continue reading It’s Not Just Love and Paris, It’s Patricia Engel
As the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color in the nation, VONA provides developing writers a place where they can explore their craft in an atmosphere of support and understanding, where they can exchange with great writers ideas and … Continue reading VONA Residency in Coral Gables, FL