The anthology is the culmination of the past year’s efforts by a committee headed by retired journalist and short story writer Kelley Jacquez.
The idea for such an anthology was originally proposed by WordFest member and former Daily News editor David Rorden.
Kelley and her committee called for submissions, which could include poems, short stories, memoirs and reflections, or essays on the holiday theme. Receiving more than 50 submissions, she and her committee then began the work of selecting and editing the pieces to be included in the anthology. Dave was responsible for compiling and producing the anthology.
At the next WordFest, contributors will be invited to read their pieces. The paperback will be available to purchase for $8 per copy.
WordFest is a monthly gathering of readers and writers who meet the first Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 pm., at The Brits, 1427 Commerce Avenue, in Longview, 6:00-8:00 PM.
The events are free and open to the public.
The Brits offers a full dinner menu as well as selection of wines and beers for those who wish to enjoy a meal and beverage with the readings.