On Tuesday, January 7, WordFest kicks off the new year with three recently published books by local authors.
Steve Anderson will be reading from his novel, Book of Hours: The Beguilement of Brother Aphaios, about a cloistered monk from Italy who comes to the U.S. to restore a badly damaged Book of Hours. In the process he becomes beguiled by both its fifteenth century illuminator and by the richly layered chaos of a modern American city.
Kelley Jacquez will be presenting her book, Holding Woman and Other Stories of Acceptable Madness, a collection of darkly comic tales about the residents of a small New Mexico town.
Janet Bray Rubert will read from her novel, ‘Til Summer’s End, about a woman working on her doctoral dissertation in Ghana who is pregnant and recently abandoned by her husband.
Copies of their books will be available for purchase and autographing.
WordFest is a monthly gathering of readers and writers who meet the first Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 pm. In January, we will meet at Cassava, on the corner of Broadway and 14th Avenue, in Longview. The restaurant offers a dinner menu for those who wish to enjoy a meal with the readings, as well as local wines and brews.
The events are free and open to the public. There is an open mic period following the presentations.