Oregonian author Stevan Allred will be reading from his recently published book, A Simplified Map of the Real World, a collection of short stories that portray the interwoven relationships over generations of several people who live in the fictional town of Renata, Oregon.
Ruth Thompson will be reading A Home Run for Bunny, published by herself and her son John, who own Illumination Arts Publishing, which specializes in children’s books. Based on a true story, the book tells of a white Massachusetts baseball team in 1934, who stood up for their African American teammate named Bunny.
Peg Miller, a WordFest regular known for the wry humor in her short stories, will be reading, “Goin’ to the Potluck,” about a home-alone husband who tries his luck at getting food ready and then driving his sea-captain neighbor to a potluck meeting.
WordFest is a monthly gathering of readers and writers who meet the first Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Cassava offers a dinner menu for those who wish to enjoy a meal with the readings, as well as local wines and brews.
The events are free and open to the public. There is an open mic period following the presentations.