Naturalist Robert Michael Pyle reads from his first novel at November WordFest

  Ever popular Bob Pyle returns to WordFest to discuss and read from his first novel, Magdalena Mountain, on Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview. Bob​ is the author of nineteen  books, including Wintergreen, Rambles in a Ravaged Land, Chasing Monarchs, Where Bigfoot Walks, Sky Time in Grays River, and a poetry […]

At October WordFest murder and humor, she wrote

Humorist Jan Bono returns to WordFest with the third book in her Sylvia Avery Mystery Series on Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview. Crab Bait, like the two earlier novels, Bottom Feeders and Starfish, is set on the Long Beach Peninsula.  In the new mystery, the Merry Widows […]

September WordFest begins fall season with two taut tales of suspense

Following its summer break, WordFest’s monthly series of readings resumes on Tuesday, September 11, 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview.   R.A. Long High School graduate Jon Gosch will read from his newest novel, Deep Fire Rise, a murder mystery set in southwest Washington at the time of the Mount St. Helens eruption.  […]

Last WordFest event before August break

A variety of literary forms will be presented at the next WordFest on Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview.   William L. Alton earned a BA and MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He has published a novel, Flesh and Bone (2015), two […]

June WordFest features a poet, a playwright, and a novelist

A variety of literary forms will be presented at the next WordFest on Tuesday, June 12, 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview.  Poet Janice Haupt will be reading from her most recent book of poems, Searching for Water. She describes the collection as “a journey through my lifetime.” In it, she […]

May WordFest celebrates women’s voices

Women writers who have been published in VoiceCatcher will be reading at the next WordFest on Tuesday, May 8, 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview.   VoiceCatcher is an online journal that supports, inspires, and empowers female-identified writers in the greater Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington areas. Founded in 2006, VoiceCatcher […]

Portland and local authors read at April WordFest

  Tony Ardizzone reads from his prize-winning novel, The Arab’s Ox, at the next WordFest on Tuesday, April 10, 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview. A captivating linked-story collection set in Morocco’s gleaming imperial cities, twisting  medinas, and remote Saharan outposts, The Arab’s Ox received the Chicago Foundation for Literature Award for Fiction, a […]

A Tale of the Ku Klux Klan in Oregon at March WordFest

Portland author Jeff Stookey reads from his novel about the Ku Klux Klan’s activities in Oregon at the next WordFest on Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview. Acquaintance, the first book in his Medicine for the Blues trilogy, tells the story of Carl Holman, a surgeon who experienced the […]

Three poets headline February’s WordFest

Three poets celebrate friendship, memories, truth and history at the next WordFest on Tuesday, February 13, 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview. Fellow poets, former colleagues and close friends Carolyn Norred and Deborah Brink Woehrmann will present different approaches to the idea of history. Carolyn will read excerpts from an exchange […]

WordFest greets the New Year with three local writers

WordFest kicks off its 2018 series on Tuesday, January 9, 6:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview. Fred Hudgins will read from his first young adult (YA) novel, Green Grass. He says, “I’m sure you’ve heard the cliché about the grass always being greener on the other side of the fence. It’s […]