At the next WordFest gathering on Tuesday, October 5, Alan Rose will discuss and read from his new novel, Tales of Tokyo.
Alan is the author of The Legacy of Emily Hargraves, a “modern ghost story,” translating paranormal phenomena into psychological concepts of altered states of consciousness, multiple personality disorder, and the lasting effects of trauma on the human psyche.
Very different, Tales of Tokyo is a quest novel about four young people who go to Japan to teach. Each is on a personal quest–Chris is looking for love; Sally is searching for an identity (preferably someone else’s); Jason is seeking a God in whom he doesn’t believe; and Delia is out to reform the world–this year it will be Japan. Over the course of a year, their different quests will merge on a shared journey of personal discoveries and awakenings.
Alan organizes the monthly WordFest gatherings, is host of the KLTV program, “Book Chat”, and reviews books for The Columbia River Reader.
During the second hour, in recognition of Hallowe’en, there will be an open mic for participants to read stories and poems celebrating the scary, the creepy and what Edith Wharton called “the fun of the shudder.”
The Brits owner Alice Dietz offers a select menu for those who wish to eat a meal with the readings, and Capstone Cellars will have wines available.
The Brits opens at 5:30 pm.