On Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 4pm Eastern time, host Barbara Ehrentreu of Books and Entertainment Tales from the Pages welcomes Melanie Robertson-King, a children's author and Zackery James Ripley, an up-and-coming poet to the show. Zackery was supposed to be on the show last month when it had to be canceled due to a family situation. Zack, as he is called, started sharing his work on our mutually beloved show, World Poetry Open Mic. Now he has published two books of his poems. His poetry will draw you into it. David Allen Edmonds and Pal Sujata were also scheduled for that show in August. Happy to say David and Pal Sujata will be on the October show However, the new guest, Melanie Robertson-King has been a friend of mine for years. As always on this show, there may be some surprise guests, and if you have been listening for a while, you know anything can happen. If you miss this show live you can listen anytime afterward in the archives by clicking on the link.