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MJ is widely read in the French Caribbean http://ile-en-ile.org/fievre/ She has authored nine books in French Her short stories and poems in English have appeared in various anthologies and magazines Her plays have been performed at the Miami MicroTheater, at the O, Miami Festival, at Poetry Press Week, and at Compositum Musicae Novae. In 2016, Aesop Coconut Grove hosted an installation representing the meters of M.J.'s poem, "On Charles Avenue." She founded Sliver of Stone Magazine She obtained an MFA from the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University. She taught writing for 8 years at Nova Middle School in Davie, and later became a writing professor at Broward College and Miami Dade College. She's been a key note speaker at Tufts University (Massachusetts), Howard University (Washington, D.C.), the University of Miami (Florida), and Michael College (Vermont), and a panelist at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (AWP). She's taught ekphrastic poetry and haiku workshops at the Miami Art Museum, and in various schools, including iTech @ Thomas A. Edison Educational Center, in Miami, and Tedder Elementary, in Pompano Beach. She's an ambassador for Lip Service, a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation award-winning organization and a Miami institution. She's also a proud member of the Miami Poetry Collective, famous for its Poem Depot, a regular feature of Wynwood's Second Saturday Art Walk. She's participated to Haiti en Livres, the Anancy Festival, and the South Florida Book Festival, and at various literary events at Miami City Hall, Miami Dade College, Broward College ("Caribbean Week" and "Literary Feast"), and the University of Miami. She's an educator who wrote several educational scripts for the University of Miami, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. The scripts, turned into short films, were written in both English and Haitian Creole and aim at educating the Little Haiti community about diabetes, cervical cancer, and the HPV vaccine. In March 2015, M.J. received the "Beacon of Hope and Achievement Award" from the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami. M.J. currently serves at the ReadCaribbean program coordinator for the Miami Book Fair.

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Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, M.J. Fievre moved to the United States in 2002. She currently writes from Miami. M.J.'s publishing career began as a teenager in Haiti. At nineteen years-old, she signed her first book contract with Hachette-Deschamps, in Haiti, for the publication of a Young Adult book titled La Statuette Malefique. Since then, M.J. has authored nine books in French that are widely read in Europe and the French Antilles. In 2013, One Moore Book released M.J.'s first children's book, I Am Riding, written in three languages: English, French, and Haitian Creole. In 2015, Beating Windward Press published M.J.'s memoir, A Sky the Color of Chaos, about her childhood in Haiti during the brutal regime of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Her latest book, Happy, Okay?: Poems about Anxiety, Depression, Hope, and Survival is scheduled for publication in December of 2019 by Books & Books Press, an imprint of Mango Publishing. Another book, Badass Black Girl is scheduled for publication in 2020. A long-time educator and frequent keynote speaker (Tufts University, Massachusetts; Howard University, Washington, D.C.; the University of Miami, Florida; and Michael College, Vermont; and a panelist at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, AWP), M.J. is available for book club meetings, podcast presentations, interviews and other author events. You can learn more about her and her work at her website: happyokay.club

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