WordFest meets last time at The Brits

On Tuesday. July 9, WordFest will meet for the last time at The Brits, 1427 Commerce Avenue In Longview.

The Brits owners closed the restaurant at the end of June, but will open that evening at 5:00 pm for WordFest. In place of a menu, they will be offering a buffet for $10 per person, including water, iced tea and coffee. Hot tea, beer, wine, and sodas will be 50% off.

Cynthia Moyer, a former newspaper reporter new to WordFest, will be reading from two of her published novels, Stolen Spring, an adult mystery, and The Misfortune of the Emerald Thief, a middle grade fantasy, as well as from her new novel, Drowning Summer, coming out this month.

Three other presenters are WordFest regulars who will be reading short stories: Kelley Jacquez and Ron Schauer both contributed pieces to last year’s anthology, That Holiday Feeling. Ned Piper, PUD Commissioner and co-owner of The Columbia River Reader, was one of the original founders of WordFest.

WordFest is a monthly gathering of readers and writers who usually meet the first Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 pm, but the July gathering was moved to the second Tuesday due to the Fourth of July holiday.

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