Moonday Poetry Reading

Moonday Returns on Zoom

Lois P. Jones

Lia Brooks

Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Noon PST

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Dayton Art House

Dayton Art House
10755 Art Street 
Sunland CA 91040

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Our History:

Known in literary circles for serving the local, national and international poetry community, as well as having a reputation for high quality open readers, Moonday moves forward in its 19th year, continuing a tradition of excellence in Los Angeles at the former home of artist and sculptor, Wendell Dayton. This lovely new location is surrounded by an outdoor sculpture garden in the Shadow Hills section of Sunland.

Moonday has its roots on the West Side of Los Angeles. When a reading at the former Barnes & Noble at the Westside Pavilion, run by poet/dramatist, rg cantalupo, was suddenly discontinued by management in 2002, poet Alice Pero resurrected a Phoenix from the ashes. With the help of cantalupo and poet, Anne Silver, Moonday began its life at Seattle's Best on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, moved briefly to another coffee shop, then spent eight wonderful years at Village Books in the Pacific Palisades. Lois P. Jones came on board as co-producer in 2006. When Village Books closed its doors, Moonday found a new home at the lovely Aldersgate Retreat House/Buerge Chapel, also in the Palisades with a very successful run for two more years. After a brief run at the lovely Little Theater in Santa Monica, we moved to the beautiful Flintridge Bookstore in La Canada, where we held the popular reading for nine years. As we move forward we look forward to our audience at our new venue at Art Street.

Moonday will continue its great tradition of quality poetry with your help and support!

What you’ve achieved, you (Alice) and Lois, has been nothing short of remarkable. You’ve generously given a richness and depth to the city’s culture (for) so many people—poets and listeners—and you’ve done it with grace and grit. These series are never easy to sustain, hey? But you guys make it look as though they are…Moonday in particular
— William O’Daly, poet/Neruda translator
The Moonday series stands out from the average open mic series due to the depth of its community roots, the talent of its participants, and the overall fun of the experience. I've read in the series several times, and each time was a great pleasure.
— Tony Barnstone, Albert Upton Professor and Chair of English Whittier College
My thanks to the Moonday readings for supporting the spoken word in such a masterful and joyous way. Alice and Lois, have created a long-running reading series--a labor of love, for sure--that encourages talented poets and writers to share their work with enthusiasm; and all in attendance are enriched.
—Doraine Poretz, poet/teacher

Some of our previously featured readers include: Suzanne Lummis, David St. John, Tony and Willis Barnstone, Wanda Coleman, Charles Harper Webb, Ronald Koertge, Michael C. Ford, Cecilia Woloch, Mariano Zaro and Brendan Constantine.


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