Young Playwright reads at May WordFest

On Tuesday. May 7, Jeremy Snyder will be reading from his play, “Bird of L.A.” The 13-year old Mt Solo Middle School student is one of six finalists in the Oregon Children’s Theater playwriting competition. The theme for the competition was bullying, and Jeremy took his idea for the play from the bullying behavior he has observed among seagulls at the beach.

Read more about Jeremy and the OCT Competition at:

Jeremy has performed on stage, most recently in the local production of “Peter Pan.”

Beverlee Ruhland will read from her work, titled, Seeker, the first in a planned series called The Winds of Change, about a boy who discovers an artifact, a shining medallion and chain, amid the ruins of something that is not natural, and he begins a journey to learn the truth about himself and what it will mean to become a man in his world.

After years of technical and scientific writing, Beverlee began writing stories about her family. One of the stories was published in The Salal Review, and then she began writing fiction, publishing Eye of the Dreamerin 2010.

Janet Lynn Rubert will read from her work, ‘Til Summer’s End, described as “a sensually vivid women’s fiction novel, dotted with humor, romantic twists, deep character analysis, vivid imagery and musical metaphors.”

Janet, a fifth generation Longview native, has had poems published, and has written for several newspapers, and most recently for the Cowlitz County Historical Quarterly.

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.