Moonday East will feature poet Melissa Studdard on the 3rd Sunday in March, the 19th at 2 pm, at the beautiful Flintridge Bookstore in La Cañada. Moonday is produced and hosted by Alice Pero and co-produced by Lois P. Jones. The East Side reading occurs on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 2 to 4 pm. There will be a feature and open mic. Come early to sign up for the open reading. See future features at: www.moondaypoetry.com
Melissa Studdard is the author of the bestselling novel Six Weeks to Yehidah and the newly released My Yehidah (a companion journal that nurtures emotional intelligence, creativity, and authenticity). Since its August 2011 release, Six Weeks to Yehidah has been the recipient of many accolades, including the Forward National Literature Award and January Magazine's best children's books of 2011. She is also, with Scott Lutz, co-author of For the Love of All, which is the fifth story in the Mark Miller’s One series. Her poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Boulevard, Connecticut Review, Pleiades, Gradiva, American Book Review, Poets and Writers, and The Smoking Poet. She currently serves as a Reviewer-at-Large for The National Poetry Review, an editorial advisor for Lapis Lazuli Journal of The Harold Pinter Society of India, and a contributing editor for both The Criterion and Tiferet. As well, she is the host of Tiferet’s radio interview program, “Tiferet Talk,” which interviews writers and spiritual and religious leaders. A collection of these interviews, The Tiferet Talk Interviews, will be released by Tiferet Press this spring. Studdard is a professor at a community college in Texas.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada 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.