WordFest hosts first-ever ‘Book Pitch’ for local authors

WordFest invites local authors to promote their books at its next event on the first Tuesday, December 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Cassava Coffeehouse, 1333 Broadway in Longview.

(WordFest usually meets on 2nd Tuesdays.)

[Artwork by Mark E Dykstra]

Any author is welcome to sell and sign copies of their books that evening.

“There should be quite a range of fiction and nonfiction books there,” said Alan Rose, who coordinates the monthly gathering of writers and readers. “We are expecting memoirs, thrillers and mysteries, literary fiction, historical fiction, romance, children’s and Young Adult books, poetry, all showcasing local literary talent.”

Books will include works published by major publishing houses and independently published. Authors are encouraged to bring along their own card or folding table, or double up with another writer.

Each person will have 5 minutes to talk about and/or read from his or her work.

“This is a great opportunity to do all your holiday gift shopping in one evening,” said Rose.

There may be an open mic period depending upon the number of authors talking about their books.

The monthly gathering of readers and writers usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Cassava. All events are free and open to the public.

Cassava offers a dinner menu for those who wish to enjoy a meal with the readings, as well as local wines and brews.

For more information, contact Alan Rose at www.alan-rose.com.