On Tuesday, February 4, WordFest will meet at Gyros Gyros, 1338 Commerce Avenue, lower level, in Longview, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Cam Parvitee will be reading from her as yet unpublished novel, Black Dragons, about two groups of people whose lives unexpectedly come together. One group is senior citizens who practice Tai Chi each morning; the other, a dozen middle-school children pushed into extortion, theft, and burglary to get money to buy protection.
Cam served in the Navy, taught in elementary and high schools, and community college, and has practiced martial arts.
Terry Tack will read a short story titled, “Freedom Rings,” a true story from his military experience about a young Air Force medic in 1975, as the Viet Nam conflict was winding down.
Robin Weitzen will be reading from a novel she is currently writing, titled, The Beast, about a paleontologist, and former SEAL, working at a dig in the Yucatan when he is called home to find his sister who was kidnapped.
Gyros Gyros 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.