September WordFest meets at Grounds for Opportunity

On Tuesday, September 4, WordFest will be meeting at the new Grounds For Opportunity Cafe, 413 S. Pacific Avenue, in Kelso, 6:00-8:00 PM.

Poet Janice Haupt will be reading a series of poems about persons who have been important in her life.

Fred Hudgin will read a short story about a father who finds out his son has been killed in Afghanistan.

Kelley Jácquez will be reading an excerpt from her forthcoming book Holding Woman and Other Stories of Acceptable Madness, soon to be released by Bilingual Press, Tempe, AZ.

For those who wish to enjoy a meal with the readings, GFO’s Chef Keven Robinson will be offering a buffet of Apricot Chicken, Beef Rib Roast in Burgundy Mushroom Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Orzo Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, Tossed Salad, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake for $10 per person, which includes soda, coffee, and tea. Espresso drinks will be available at regular menu prices.

Grounds for Opportunity, or GFO, is the newest social enterprise of Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP). A full service cafe open to the public, it is also a training kitchen, preparing people to work in the local restaurant industry. And finally, GFO is CAP’s central kitchen where Meals on Wheels and Senior Community Lunches are prepared daily.

GFO is open daily, Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM. On Tuesday, it will be open from 5:30 PM.