WordFest begins new season Tuesday, Sept 2

WordFest resumes Tuesday, September 2, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Cassava, 1333 Broadway in Longview.
Fred Hudgin-2Fred Hudgin will be reading from his most recent novel, Ghost Ride, about a former Green Beret medicGhost Ride who returns to his small town in the Pacific Northwest after tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“Ghosts abound in this story of love, betrayal, supernatural guides, and unfaithful parents,” says Fred. ” The good guys aren’t entirely good. The bad guys aren’t entirely bad. Nothing is what it seems at first glance.” A computer programmer, Fred has been writing poetry and stories since 1967.

Carolyn Caines-1Carolyn Caines will be reading from her new book of poetry, Sunshine in My Suitcase, a collection of poems from her Travel with a Poettravels.

“In this volume of poetry you can share the feeling of standing near a volcano, riding a catamaran in Hawaii, or eating reindeer stew in Finland,” says Carolyn, who has written several books of poetry and a novel, Passage to Love.


Chris BryantChris Bryant will read from his book, Women & Wealth: How To Take Charge of Your Financial Future. A financial Women & Wealthplanner, Chris says the book “looks at different financial topics from a woman’s perspective.” Money management, navigating the business world; the financial implications of marriage and raising a family; divorce; retirement, estate and investment planning are among the topics covered in the book.


There is an open mic period following the presentations.

Cassava offers a dinner menu for those who wish to enjoy a meal with the readings, as well as local wines and brews.