VIDA Voices & Views, brought to you by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, is an interview podcast designed to call attention to a plurality of voices by interviewing an array of writers about their own work, vision, and concerns, as well as topics at the forefront of literary activism. In addition to writers, the program interviews editors, publishers, series curators, anthologists, awards committee members, and other dedicated members of the literary community.
RJ Jeffreys Bio:
Your Producer Digital Media and Editor for VIDAVoices & Views is RJ Jeffreys. Jeffreys is a poet, writer, novelist, writing coach and mentor, celebrity ghost writer, playwright, and contributing editor and Senior Producer Radio Interviews Media for Tiferet Journal. He is the host of The Write Step with RJ Jeffreys radio interview show. The Write Step blog is featured by Networkedblogs.com as a top ten website for writing advice.
Jeffreys’ poetry, prose and dramatic works have appeared in numerous publications, media outlets and websites such as Mass Poetry.org, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Tiferet Journal, Saint Julian Press, Bareback Alchemy and the anthologies, The Darwin Murders, Tasteful Murders and Stories from a Holiday Heart, among others. He is also a "best of the web" Shorty Award nominee and a frequent guest speaker on national media outlets.
Melissa Studdard Bio:
Your Host and Executive Producer for VIDA Voices & Views is Melissa Studdard. Melissa’s books include the novel, Six Weeks to Yehidah, the poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, and the interview collection, The Tiferet Talk Interviews. Her awards include the Forward National Literature Award and the International Book Award, among others. In addition to hosting the program, Melissa is an editor for American Microreviews and Interviews, a judge for the monthly Goodreads ¡Poetry! Group contest, and a professor for Lone Star College-Tomball.