Ft. Lauderdale | January 24, 2016
Hello, 2016! We’re ready for the new year and excited to start it off the right way: with literature! Orange Island Arts Foundation and Sunday Salon are thrilled to welcome M.J. Fievre and Geoffrey Philp as our readers this month. Please join us at Undergrounds Coffeehaus at 3020 N Federal Hwy (map) at 6:30 pm.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, M.J. Fievre published her first mystery novel, Le Feu de la Vengeance, at the age of sixteen. At nineteen, she signed her first book contract with Hachette-Deschamps, in Haiti, for the publication of a Young Adult book titled La Statuette Maléfique. Since then, M.J. has authored nine books in French. Two years ago, One Moore Book released M.J.’s children’s book, I Am Riding, written in three languages: English, French, and Haitian Creole. M.J. holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Barry University and an MFA from the Creative Writing program at Florida International University. She taught writing at Nova Middle School in Davie, FL, and is currently a professor at Miami Dade College.
Born in Jamaica, Geoffrey Philp has published one novel, five volumes of poetry, two short-story collections, and three children’s books. His work is represented in nearly every anthology of Caribbean literature, and he is one of the few writers whose work has been published in the Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. Philp is currently working on a collection of poems, “Letter from Marcus Garvey” and a novel, “Garvey’s Ghost.” He teaches English at the InterAmerican Campus of Miami Dade College.