Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Moonday East readings series returns Jan. 15 to La Canada Flintridge

Coleman and Kearney Featured in January

Moonday East will be dark in the month of December, but will start the New Year with a burst of glory with Wanda Coleman & Douglas Kearney on

Jan 15, 2012.

Moonday is produced by Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones. The East Side reading occurs on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 2 to 4 pm at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse in La Canada. There will be a feature and open mic. Come early to sign up for the open. Find future features at:

Wanda Coleman work’s has appeared in Ploughshares, Zyzzyva, Obsidian and Best American Poetry. She has been featured in Writing Los Angeles (Library of America), Poets Market (2003), Quercus Review VI, The Los Angeles Review, the Burnside Review and online at MS. A seminal figure of L.A.s poetry underground, she has shared the stage with such cultural icons as Timothy Leary, Alice Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos and Richard (Louie Louie) Barry. Coleman has published 18 books of poetry and fiction which include Bathwater Wine, winner of the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the first African-American woman to receive the award, and Mercurochrome (poems), bronze-medal finalist, National Book Awards 2001.

Douglas Kearney's first full-length collection of poems, Fear, Some, was published in 2006 by Red Hen Press. His second manuscript, The Black Automaton, was chosen by Catherine Wagner for the National Poetry Series and published by Fence Books in 2009.. His poems have appeared in journals such as Callaloo, jubilat, Ploughshares, nocturnes, Ninth Letter, miPoesias, Southampton Review, Washington Square and Tidal Basin Review. Born in Brooklyn, he currently teaches at CalArts.

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge CA 91011, at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and the Angeles Crest Highway. Take the Angeles Crest exit off of the 210, and turn south toward Foothill Blvd. Parking is in the rear of the store. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.

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