March WordFest features poems and short stories

Next Tuesday, March 5, MaryEllen Stone will be reading her short story, “Foreign Feelings,” from the anthology, I Choose You, which is listed as “The best-of-the-best romance short-story contest winners from across the globe.”

Her fiction and non-fiction stories have appeared in The Salal Review, Rambunctious Review, Mature Living, Evangel, and Seek, and her book Run in the Path of Peace-the Secret of Being Content No Matter What is available in both paperback and as an e-book from

Linda Eddleston, substitute teacher for the Longview School District, will be sharing an excerpt from the book she is currently writing, titled, My Three Friends, a memoir of childhood playmates who retain a close friendship through their teen years and into their adult lives.

Steve Anderson will be reading a selection of his poems. He is the author of Jeremiah’s Wink, a novel featuring a modern-day cloistered monk who is a master illuminator of ancient texts and works to solve the mystery of a long-hidden medieval Book of Hours, while experiencing for the first time contemporary American society outside his monastery walls. After a career in long term health care, Steve retired and relocated from Tucson in 2011 to join friends in Longview.

WordFest is a monthly gathering of readers and writers who meet the first Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 pm., at The Brits, 1427 Commerce Avenue, in Longview, 6:00-8:00 PM.

The events are free and open to the public. There is an open mic period following the presentations.

The Brits offers a full dinner menu as well as selection of wines and beers for those who wish to enjoy a meal and beverage with the readings.