WordFest seeks new home

WordFest is seeking a new venue for our monthly gatherings. We had 60+ people attending the March 8 event at the new Broadway Barrel Room (formerly Cassava Coffeehouse.) But there were also a number of complaints–about the sound system and acoustics, the lighting, the seating, and, let’s face it, beer is just not as literary as coffee (Fisher Poets events excepted.)

During the past month, I have been checking out possible venues, including the Monticello Hotel, Stageworks, Longview Public Library, Mill City Grill,  Hearth Coffee & Cafe, and Creekside Cafe, all without luck.

What we need in a location is

  • space to accommodate 40-60 people (though we’ve had 90+ at times.)
  • good sound system and acoustics
  • Longview-Kelso area
  • food, coffee & wines are nice but not necessary
  • and free (being all volunteers, we have no budget.)

If you have suggestions, please email me at alan@alan-rose.com.