UPCOMING EVENTS

Please note that this list is in reverse chronological order

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January 2016 – July 2016

In collaboration with Books and Books, The Miami Book Fair Year-Round, Orange Island Foundation, Reading Queer, The Little Haiti Cultural Center, and Undergrounds Coffeehaus, The Whimsical Project is proud to announce the2016 Caribbean Series.

During the 2016 Caribbean Series, readers in South Florida (with one event in Los Angeles, California) will enjoy up-close-and-personal discussions and book signings with authors with ties to the Caribbean and/or whose work highlight island culture and interests.

(Please visit this page from time to time as more events will be added.)

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May 18, 2016
New Haitian Generation, Flag Day Marathon on BECON-TV
Comcast channel 19 / AT&T Uverse, DirecTV, Dish Network Channel 63

BECON-TV is running a marathon of the New Haitian Generation on May 18, 2016 in honor of Haitian Flag Day as well as Haitian Heritage month. Please tune in and watch. Here is a list of times that different shows that will air on WBEC-TV 63/Classroom Channel 16/Cable 19.

2:00pm NEH – 44 Calvin Hughes
2:30pm NEH – 49 Tap Tap Restaurant Gary Jules
3:00pm NEH – 32 Duprat Ron
3:30pm NEH – 54 Foundcare
4:00pm NEH – 55 Do Something Club
4:30pm NEH – 56 Haitian Heritage Museum
5:00pm NEH – 53 Daniel Bernard Roumain
5:30pm NEH – 52 Award winning author Edwidge Danticat
6:00pm NEH – 58 Mack Bernard
6:30pm NEH – 59 Master Storyteller Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis
7:00pm NEH – 71 Recording Artist
7:30pm NEH – 76 Haitian novelist & writer Michèle Jessica Fièvre
8:00pm NEH – 70 Principle Life Youth Development
8:30pm NEH – 77 Track & Field Athlete
9:00pm NEH – 72 OIC of South Florida
9:30pm NEH – 81 Sunshine on Stormy Seas
10:00pm NEH – 80 Team Saving our Youth
10:30pm NEH – 79 HACCHI films
11:00pm NEH – 78 RegalPoete
11:30pm NEH – 65 Woman Child

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May 15, 2016 @ 7PM
Sunday Salon South Florida
Undergrounds Coffeehaus, Fort Lauderdale

On May 15, Orange Island Arts Foundation is happy to celebrate Haitian Heritage Month with writers  M.J. (Jessica) Fievre and Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel. Doors of café open at 4pm.

Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti, and currently lives in Homestead, Florida with her children and husband. She earned a bachelor’s from Tufts University and a master’s in English from UMass Boston.  Her most recent publications include “Kako Blood” inThe Caribbean Writer, 2011; “Mercy at the Gate” in the acclaimed anthology Haiti Noir, edited by Edwidge Danticat in 2011; “Haiti: a Cigarette Burning at both Ends” published in Butterfly Ways: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, edited by Edwidge Danticat.  Her children’s books include Beauty Walks in Nature(2010), Songs from a Tower (2009), Keeper of the Sky (2007), One More Daughter, America (2006),Daughter of the House (2005), A Fish Called Tanga (2003), I’ll Fly Away (1999).  Her short stories published in magazines include “The Mango Tree” in Compost Magazine (1994); “Light Chocolate Child” in Onyx (1995), and “Soup Joumou: Diary of a Mad Woman,” in African Home front Magazine (1996).

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Saturday, May 14, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Haitian Heritage Month: A Sky the Color of Chaos
West Boynton Branch Library 

Meet the Author: MJ Fievre
MJ Fievre will be discussing her memoir, A Sky the Color of Chaos. Her book is based on the true story of her Haitian childhood during the turbulent rise and fall of President-Priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The book will be available for purchase and signing (60 min.)

Address: 9451 Jog Rd, Boynton Beach, Florida 33437
Call 734-5556 to preregister.

A Sky the Color of Chaos is available for check out through the Palm Beach County Library System.

Please encourage your friends and students to read the book and join us for Haitian Heritage Month. My Book Talk is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2:00 pm at the West Boynton Branch on Jog Road.

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April 22 and 23, 2016
Poetry Press Week @ Mana Wynwood

Do not miss “Shadows of Hialeah,” a poem-turned-into-play, written by M.J. Fievre, directed by M.J. Fievre and Mahalia Solages, and performed by Chasity Hart, Charity Hannah Grace, and Guy-Marcel Jr Lilavois. Two drummers (including Grecia Garrett) from the legendary “Venus Rising: Women’s Drum & Dance Ensemble” will be part of the show.

The performance is part of POETRY PRESS WEEK. Remember to RSVP: it’s going to be a full house!  

The production of “Shadows of Hialeah” was made possible by generous backers.

More information follows:

Poetry Press Week premieres for the first time outside Portland, OR as part of the O, Miami Poetry Festival on April 22 & 23, 2016. Ten poets over two nights will present new poetry to an audience of leading literary editors, press, and the general public. Work presented will be immediately available for publication. Poetry Press Week presentations borrow from Fashion Week, using models and stylized concepts to present a three-dimensional, full-sensory experience of a poet’s work.

RSVP Friday: http://tinyurl.com/j9x4m2l
RSVP Saturday: http://tinyurl.com/zhh73on

Presenting Poets (Presenting order TBA)

Friday, April 22: Cherry Pickman, Chasity Hale, Jaswinder Bolina, Annik Adey-Babinski, Aja Monet, and Carlos Pintado

Saturday, April 23: Laurel Nakanishi, Denise Duhamel, Gregg Shapiro, M.J. Fievre, and Yaddyra Peralta

https://www.facebook.com/events/167665420291899/

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APRIL 2016
Art installation of “On Charles Avenues”
Aesop Coconut Grove 

For the month of April, O, Miami Poetry Festival endeavors to deliver a poem to all in the Miami-Dade County.

In support of this commendable initiative, Aesop Coconut Grove is pleased to host an installation representing the meters of poet M.J. Fièvre’s ‘On Charles Avenue.’ Suspended sheets of pencils are sensitively arranged to form five panels – defining the poem’s five stanzas into distinct fields of depth. These panels establish undulating contours and dramatic intersections, illustrating the poem’s rhythmic movement, and the cadence of significant verse.

Visitors are kindly invited to the Coconut Grove store from Friday, April 15 to Saturday, April 30 to experience the installation.

Address: 2994 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33131
Phone:(305) 567-0575

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APRIL 2016
O, Miami Poetry Prescriptions
Co-created with Jackson Health Systems

Not all ills are corporal in nature. During the month of April, poetry professionals at Jackson Health Systems Pharmacy are issuing a different kind of prescription: pill bottles containing contemporary poems in English, Spanish, and Creole. After being “diagnosed,” pharmacy volunteers give each interested visitor to the pharmacy a “poetry prescription” that contains one poem in the language of the patient’s choosing. Poems in English were curated and chosen by award-winning poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi, while the Spanish and Creole poems were written specifically for this project by Miami poets Yosie Crespo and M.J. Fievre, respectively. Poetry prescriptions will be given out all April, or until supplies run out.

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APRIL 15, 2016
O, Miami Poem for a Haircut

When you memorize a poem, the poet’s art becomes a part of you. When you speak it aloud, it resonates through your body and connects to others. It seems a fair exchange then: the art of a poet for the art of a barber, and you, Miami, the vessel for them both. For one day, April 15, Miamians can recite Calvin Hernton’s The Distant Drum at select area salons and receive a free haircut in exchange. Participants are also asked, if and when someone asks about their haircut, to recite the poem again, as well as to post their haircut on social media with the text of the poem and the hashtag, #poemforahaircut.

For this event, a Haitian-Creole translation of Hernton’s poem is being provided by M.J. Fievre.

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A note from Sonya Clark, the project’s organizer:

Dear MJ, 
[…] Thank you for translating “The Distant Drum” into Creole.  It [will make the] project […]  more accessible to the barbershop community at Bless the Lord Barbers, in Little Haiti. Here’s a photo of the owner, Mr. Oscar Joseph, Melody, and yours truly. I am very grateful to you. 

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December 20, 2015 – from 10 AM to 6 PM
Miami, FL (Kendall area)
Christmas Bazaar
 @ 
BG Orchids, 23190 SW 157th Ave, Miami, FL 33170

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December 13, 2015 – from 12PM to 4 PM
Orlando, FL
Locally Grown Words: Winter Book Fair @ the East End Market in the Audubon Park Garden District

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Guest on New Haitian Generation / BECON-TV
Comcast channel 19
AT&T Uverse, DirecTV, Dish Network Channel 63

M.J. will appear as a guest on the BECON-TV television program “The New Haitian Generation,” which highlights and showcases successful Haitian-Americans. Guests on the program include professionals from all walks of life including physicians, representatives from local organizations, athletes, entertainers, nationally known celebrities and government officials.

AIRING DATES & TIMES
Thursday, 12/03, 8:00pm WBEC-TV 63/Cable 19
Friday 12/04/15, 4:00 am WBEC-TV 63/Cable 19
Friday 12/04/15, 11:00 pm WBEC-TV 63/Cable 19
Monday 12/07/15, 10:30 pm WBEC-TV 63/Cable 19
Tuesday 12/08/15, 6:30 am WBEC-TV 63/Cable 19
Tuesday 12/08/15, 8:00 pm WBEC-TV 63/Cable 19
Wednesday 12/09/15, 4:00 am WBEC-TV 63/Cable 19
Wednesday 12/09/15, 11:00 pm WBEC-TV 63/Cable 19

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November 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Miami, FL
Sunday Salon with Orange Island Art Foundation @ the Miami International Book Fair (The Swamp)

Orange Island Arts Foundation hosts its Sunday Salon South Florida, your local installation of a nationwide monthly reading series featuring critically acclaimed writers of all literary genres.  This event will feature readings from Florida writers James Tabard, M.J. Fievre and Cecilia Fernandez published by the indie press Beating Windward Press.

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November 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Miami, FL
EXPATS! Haitian Women Poets in Exile: A Trilingual Reading in English, French, and Haitian Creole
 @ the 
Miami International Book Fair (The Swamp)

Three women from Haiti will read and discuss poems that examine the physical, sociopolitical, canonical, and psychological kinds of exile endured by women writers of Haitian Descent. Poets Rebecca N. Carmant, Angie Bell, and Naomiel in conversation with M.J. Fievre will probe the complex issues of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class that limit (or enrich!) their lives as expats.

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November 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Miami, FL

The World Over: Memoirs of Place @ Miami Book Fair International, Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)

In Marie Mutsuki Mockett’s Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey, Mockett is guided through rituals of grief by a colorful cast of Zen priests and ordinary Japanese. M.J. Fievre’s coming-of-age memoir, A Sky the Color of Chaos, brings to life the horrors and the beauty of growing up in Aristide-era Haiti. Nikki Moustaki’s The Bird Market of Paris tells the story of the author’s love of birds, and her relationship with her grandfather, her mentor and dearest companion. Suki Kim presents a moving and rare glimpse of life in the world’s most unknowable country, in Without You, There Is No Us: My Time With the Sons of North Korea’s Elite.

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November 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Miami, FL
Land of Upheaval: A Literary Journey Through Haiti’s Modern History @ Miami  Book Fair International, Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

After more than two centuries of political strife, successive coups d’état, authoritarian governments, international interventions, and natural disasters, President Duvalier’s pronouncement that “It is the destiny of the people of Haiti to suffer,” seems valid. Moderator Hector Duarte Jr. and Haitian authors M.J. Fievre, Fabienne Josaphat, and Katia D. Ulysse will discuss Haiti’s recent history, viewed through the prism of literature — from the days of Papa Doc Duvalier, to the tumultuous reign of President Aristide, to the earthquake that displaced more than 1.5 million people.

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07/19/15 @ 2:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale, FL

NSU Art Museum

Authors Perspective on Haiti. Discussion tied to a photographic exhibit (“From Within and Without:The History of Haitian Photography”) at the NSU Art Museum. Exhibit on display ’til October 4, 2015.

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EVERY THURSDAY IN APRIL
Miami, FL
To Accept, Dial 5 Now @ 
MicroTheater Miami

In this eavesdropping snippet of a jailhouse call, Silas gages the status of his relationship with his girlfriend Jackie. To Accept, Dial 5 Now (written by Michèle Jessica Fièvre and directed by Gladys Ramirez) is a story about violence, jealousy and control, the choices we make, and the limits of love. Actors include Chasity Hart as “Jackie” (left), Jovon SingaBoy Jacobs as “Silas” (top right), and Laura Pons as “Recording” (bottom right). MicroTheather Miami will present the one-act play from 8 pm to 11 pm in the courtyard inside the Spanish Cultural Center located at 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132.

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01/19/14 @ 8:00 pm
Coral Gables, FL

You’re invited! I’ll be reading at Books & Books with several 15 Views of Miami contributors, including Lynne Barrett, Evelina Galang, Geoffrey Philp, and John Dufresne.

Books & Books 
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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12/19/14 @ 7 PM
Miami, FL

Haitian women writers panel @ LEDARP

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12/18/14 @ 6:30 PM
Miami, FL

Poem Depot: Poetry on Demand, with Miami Poetry Collective: You bring the inspiration, MPC provides the verse — and the old-school typewriters.
Where: The Wynwood Walls
When: The event is on December 18th from 6:30 to 9:30.
What: This is a Lotus House Fundraising event.

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12/11/14 to 12/14/14
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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11/10/2014 @ 7:30 PM
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Centro Cultural Simón I. Patiño

Amigos de Santa Cruz, les invito a mi charla en el Centro Cultural Simón I. Patiño. Conferencia en francés (con traducción). “MYTHES ET LÉGENDES DANS LA LITTÉRATURE ANTILLAISE FRANCO-PHONE” (Mitos y leyendas en la literatura francófona de las Antillas).

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07/26/2014 @ 4 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL
South Florida Book Festival

Powerful, beautiful women of Haitian descent will discuss the stories, articles and poems that pour forth from their Haitian hearts filtered through their American vision, beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. Come meet Mahalia Solages, Marie-Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, and M.J. Fievre!

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06/27/2014 @ 6 PM
Miami, FL
Escribe Aqui / Write Here

The Betsy Writer’s Room presents a multilingual, multicultural Reading at The Betsy, Friday, June 27 at 6pm in B Bar.
Featuring authors and poets Hernan Vera Alvarez, Anjanette Delgado, MJ Fievre, Pedro Medina Leon, Mia Leonin, Geoffrey Philp, Camilo Pino and Jose Ignacio Valenzuela
The Betsy hosts authors from various Hispanic and Caribbean countries in a multilingual reading in B Bar. The evening will be broken up into two readings:
Escribe Aqui will feature readings in Spanish with Hernan Vera Alvarez (Argentina), Pedro Medina Leon (Peru), Camilo Pino (Venezuela) and Jose Ignacio Valenzuela (Chile) at 6PM.
Write Here will follow, with readings in English by Anjanette Delgado (Cuba), MJ Fievre (Haiti), Mia Leonin (Cuba) and Geoffrey Philp (Jamaica).
Special Musical Performance by jazz saxophonist, Nestor Zurita.
Books & Books will have copies from selected works available for purchase.
Cash bar available. This is a free event.

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06/21/2014 @ 7PM
Miami, FL
Drum Circle & Poetry Slam @ The Betsy
“Celebrate your Soul” (On Solstice)

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04/25/2014 @ 6PM
Miami, FL
O, Miami Lit Crawl

Lit Crawl, a bar crawl with literary readings, officially began in San Francisco in 2006. But really it began thousands of years earlier when the first homo ergaster decided to crawl from cave to cave reading her poems about stone tools and drinking everyone’s beer.

Tonight the tradition of drinking and literature takes the next step in its evolution with the first-ever Lit Crawl Miami.

At 6 p.m. (sharp!), pick up your map & schedule at O, Miami host hotel, The Betsy-South Beach, and hear a special reading by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Russell Banks and Kingsley Tufts Award-winner Chase Twichell.

Then head out into South Beach for a “choose-your-own-literary-adventure” presented by Reading Queer, Mangrove Literary Journal, Rod Deal/Isis Miller, Miami Poetry Collective (That’s where M.J. will be!), Culture in the City/Famous Last Fridays, Spoken Soul, Next@19th, and Lip Service.

Miami Poetry Collective members will be holding a Poem Depot as part of O,Miami LitCrawl. The event will take place at Playwright Pub South Beach 1265 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 . Poets M.J. Fievre,Roy Guzman, Cathleen Chambless, Leenie Mobbs, and Richard Ryal will be taking poetry requests from visitors and typing the poems on the spot (on old typewriters!).

Cheers!

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04/09/2014 @ 7PM
Colchester, VT
“Writing Haiti: Myth, Culture, and Creativity”

Saint Michael’s College
St. Edmund’s Hall Farrell Room (#315)
22 Campus Road
Colchester, VT 05439

A lecture by Haitian writer Jessica (M.J.) Fievre, “Writing Haiti: Myth, Culture, and Creativity,” will be held at 7 p.m. in the St. Edmund’s Hall Farrell Room (#315). Born in Port-au-Prince, Fievre is the author of several mystery novels and children’s books in French. She edited an anthology released by Women Writers of Haitian Descent. and a Sliver of Stone magazine nonfiction anthology. Her short stories, poems and children’s book in English have been widely published as well. Sponsored by the Campus Events Committee, Department of Modern Languages & Literature, the Center for Multicultural Affairs, the Center for Women and Gender and the English Department. – See more at: http://www.smcvt.edu/Events/2014/April/lecture-by-hatian-writer-jessica-fievre.aspx#sthash.vEYAsMSV.dpuf

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04/06/2014 @ 5 PM
Miami, FL
“Postcards for Miami”

Join O, Miami for a very special pool party at the Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club, 461 NE 31st Street Miami, FL 33137. From 1 – 5 p.m., enjoy an open swim presided over by EPAC Lifeguard Jim Drain and a water aerobics class led by Afrobeta’s Cuci Amador. At 5 p.m., EPAC Harbor Master Steven Karl hosts a reading of “Postcards for Miami.”

About Postcards for Miami:
In April 2014, Argentinian artist, designer, and cyclist Gabriel Delponte will leave Miami for a year-long bicycle trip through Japan. On his ride, he’ll deliver envelopes of short poems written by Miami poets, as well as poems from writers in Italy, Japan, Colombia, and Brazil. On April 6, several of these poets will read their “Postcards from Miami” at The Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club Pool Party. For more information on this project, visit BridgeMeJapan.com.

Poets include: Luca Artioi, Marci Calabretta, Gabriel Delponte, M.J. Fievre, Ellene Glenn Moore, Michael Hettich, Yaddyra Peralta, Doc Suds, Carol Todaro, and Nick Vagnoni.

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02/28/2014 @9:00 pm
Seattle, WA
Vona/Voices and Dismantle Launch Party at AWP

Lovecitylove, 1430 Summit Avenue, Seattle. 10-minute walk up Pike. On corner of Pike and Summit, less than half a mile from AWP convention.
In celebration of VONA/Voices 15th year of amazing workshops for writers-of-color and to herald the arrival of the first VONA/Voices Anthology, Dismantle, from Thread Makes Blanket Press, we invite you to a Reading/Party/Holler on Friday Night off-site at AWP.

9:30 short short VONA readings
music
Introductions to As UsApogee Journal and Asterix
music
11:00 short readings from: M. Evelina GalangMathew JohnsonFaith Adiele,David MuraMichèle Jessica Fièvre, and Mitchell S. Jackson
dancing
There will be drinks, but we encourage discreet DL BYOB.
FREE

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02/28/2014 @3:00 pm
Seattle, WA

“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.

We hope you’ll join me (and the Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc.) at AWP in Seattle in 2014.

For more info, click https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/event_detail/851

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).

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01/29/2014, 8 p.m.
Coral Gables, FL
Books & Books, Coral Gables

Haiti Noir: The Classics
Presenters: Edwidge Danticat, M.J. Fievre, Marie-Ketsia Theodore-Parel

The original best-selling Haiti Noir comprised all new stories by today’s best Haitian authors. This new volume collects the true classics of Haitian literature—both short stories and excerpts from longer works—and will be an integral piece to the understanding of how Haitian culture has evolved over the past fifty years. Editor Edwidge Danticat, one of the most respected Haitian writers, has a well-deserved sterling reputation, and here she follows on the success of the original first volume.

Classic stories by: Danielle Legros Georges, Jacques Roumain, Ida Faubert, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Jan J. Dominique, Paulette Poujol Oriol, Lyonel Trouillot, Emmelie Prophète, Ben Fountain, Dany Laferrière, Georges Anglade, Edwidge Danticat, Michèle Voltaire Marcelin, Èzili Dantò, Marie-Hélène Laforest, Nick Stone, Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell, Myriam J.A. Chancy, and Roxane Gay.

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01/16/2014, 6 – 8 p.m.
Naples, FL

Collier County Public Library, South Regional
Library Writers’ Salon
Presenters: Estelle Rausch and Iris Shur
Writers: Submit original short fiction, poetry, or essays; the eight selected, five minutes in length, will be read at the event. Selected Authors’ Books will be available for sale. M.J. Fievre, Haitian writer/educator, will read from “So Spoke the Earth,” and Naples author, singer/songwriter, Carlene Thissen, will sing. Submissions to: creativewriterehr@gmail.com by 01/10/2014. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the evening.

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11/24/2013 @5:00 pm
Miami, FL

Miami Book Fair International
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Andrea Askowitz, Jan Becker, M.J. Fievre, M. Evelina Galang, Nicholas Garnett, and Fabienne Sylvia Josaphat on All That Glitters: Non-Fiction from Sliver of Stone Magazine.

The 15 nonfiction stories published in the literary magazine Sliver of Stone’s first anthology, 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.

Click here for more info:
http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/andrea_askowitz_jan_becker_m.j._fievre.aspx

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11/05/2013 @7:00 pm
Davie, FL

5th Annual Literary Feast
Broward College, Central Campus
Bailey Hall, 3501 Davie Road, Bldg. 4

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10/12/2013 @7pm
Coral Gables, FL

Books & Books, Coral Gables
M.J. Fievre & Nicholas Garnett: All That Glitters

Sliver of Stone magazine presents its first volume of collected nonfiction. From the mouth of a Seattle whale to a Nordstrom’s swimsuit department, from an Idaho fundamentalist church to a fathomless Florida lake, the fifteen stories in ALL THAT GLITTERS recount lives and identities unsettled by impending doom. Also included are four remarkable interviews with award-winning nonfiction writers, including Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin.

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09/17/2013 – 11/05/2013
Miami, FL

Every Tuesday, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fall 2013 Creative Writing Courses – Flash NON-Fiction with M.J. Fievre

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave, Miami,
Miami, Florida 33132

Flash NON-fiction is an exciting and nuanced genre full of possibilities and surprises; it encourages writers to be economical and deliberate. The pieces, though diminutive in length, must still contain all the elements of narrative construction. How does a writer compress events and characterization into a few hundred words? Well, come experiment and play! The workshop will be beneficial for those first experimenting with the genre and for those looking to hone their skills. Write short, think long. Registration is now open. For more information, contact Nicole Swift at nswift@mdc.edu or 305-237-3528.

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07/27/13 @1:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dynamic, Haitian-Born Women Authors at the South Florida Book Festival
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

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06/15/2013 @12:00 pm
Pembroke Pines, FL

Anancy Festival
South Regional – Broward College Library

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04/25/2013, 7:00 PM
Miami, FL

8-week “Flash Nonfiction” workshop begins
Sweat Records
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04/13/2013 @1:00 pm
Miami, FL

Free English/Spanish/Creole poetry workshops by M.J. Fievre, Yaddyra Peralta, Nick Vagnoni
Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130
Workshops are in Spanish, Creole, and English. First-come, first-serve.

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03/23/2013 @10:00 AM
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Book signing in Port-au-Prince
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03/16/2013 @3:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Book signing a CARNAFAM
ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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01/27/2013 @3:30 pm
Miami, FL

“So Spoke the Earth” at Libreri Mapou
Libreri Mapou, Little Haiti

On January 27, 2013, the contributors of “So Spoke the Earth” will be at Libreri Mapou, 5919 Northeast 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33137, to read from the Haiti anthology.

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 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 island are highlighted in content and style. This is an important anthology about Haiti in that it is a celebration of Haitian spirit, multiculturalism and diversity. An eclectic, international combination of established and emerging writers.

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01/26/2013 @6:00 pm
New York, NY

The Haiti Series

  • A is for Ayiti (Also in Kreyol): Written by Ibi Zoboi / Illustrated by Joseph Zoboi
  • Elsie: Written by Cybille St. Aude / Illustrated by Marie Cecile Charlier
  • Fabiola Konn Konte {Fabiola Can Count}: Written by Katia D. Ulysse / Illustrated by Kula Moore
  • I am Riding! (Tri-lingual): Written by M J Fievre / Illustrated by Jean-Patrick Icart
  • The Last Mapou: Written by Edwidge Danticat / Illustrated by Eduoard Duval-Carrié
  • Where is Lola?: Written by Maureen Boyer / Illustrated by Kula Moore

Picture 18

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01/23/2013 @8:00 pm
Paris, France

Paris, France

If you’re in Paris on Wednesday, January 23, go meet the editors of the French edition of this amazing book I contributed to: “Haiti Noir.” Reading a translation of my story “The Rainbow’s End” was quite delightful.

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01/12/2013 @7:00 pm
Coral Gables, FL

Remembering January 12, 2010
“So Spoke the Earth”
Books & Books, Coral Gables

So Spoke the Earth event

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12/15/2012 @7:00 pm
Coral Gables, FL

Focus on Haiti: “So Spoke the Earth”
Books & Books, Coral Gables

Dec 15 Event

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11/17/2012 @10:00 am
Miami, FL

Miami Book Fair International
“So Spoke the Earth”

Don’t forget to check out the uVu video and the talk with Lorna Owens.
Thanks to the good people of the Creative Writing program at Florida International University for mentioning the event on their blog:

The event is also mentioned here: Three books you will want to pick up at the Miami Book Fair this year.
And here: Hello, Book Lovers, the Miami Book Fair International is here.
Plus the amazing Geoffrey Philp is planning to stop by to support the panel.
I’ve been featured on WLRN! Check out the interview with Marva Hinton.

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09/05/2012 @8:00 pm
Miami, FL

Moca Cafe, Reading @ Boukan

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06/02/2012 @10:00 am
Washington, D.C.

Salon du Livre de Washington DC

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05/19/2012 @1:30 pm
Greenacres, FL

Haitian Heritage Book Fesival

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05/02/2012 @7:00 pm
Miami, FL

Boukan Returns at MOCA Cafe

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04/11/2012 @7:00 pm
Miami, FL

Boukan Returns at MOCA Cafe
North Miami, FL
CANCELED

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01/15/2012 @7:00 pm
Coral Gables, FL

Reading at the CAS Gallery (UM Campus)
1210 Standford Drive, Coral Gables, FL

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01/14/2012 @8:00 pm
Coral Gables, FL

Open Mic at Books & Books
265, Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

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08/13/2011 @3:00 pm
Hollywood, FL

Book Signing at Pierre Books
1892 Polk St, Hollywood, FL

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08/07/2011 @7:00 pm
New York, NY

Book Signing at Colors, 417 Lafayette St, New York, NY

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07/17/2011 @7:00 pm
Pembroke Pines, FL

Book Signing at Casa Chanpet

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04/17/2011 @7:00 pm
Pembroke Pines, FL

Haiti Out Loud at Casa Chanpet, Pembroke Pines, FL

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03/23/2011 @11:30 pm
Pembroke Pines, FL

Women’s Heritage Month Reading, Broward College, South Campus (Southern Breezes)

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01/22/2011, 4:00 pm
Miami, FL

Haiti Noir reading with Edwidge Danticat at MOCA

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01/16/2011, 7:00pm
Pembroke Pines, FL

Haiti Out Loud at Casa Chanpet

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01/12/2011
Pembroke Pines, FL

Earthquake Commemorative Event at Broward College

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