Mid-Columbia Literary Festival (LitFest) is sponsored by CBC and its partners. LitFest hosts an impressive list of authors covering a wide range of styles and approaches. They include author presentations, book signings, workshops, readings, and much more.
Past authors include:
“Three Days in May”
7:00 PM, at the Richland Public Library
Three Northwest authors will be here to read selections from their works and will be available for questions and book signings.
Bill McKay (Piano) and guests will be playing music prior to each reading.
Maureen McQuerry – Young Adult Author
Tuesday, May 21
Maureen McQuerry is a novelist, poet and teacher. Her most recent novel for Young Adults, The Peculiars, has been named as a best of the year by YASLA/ALA, Bank Street and Westchester Awards
Gwendolyn Cash James – Poetry and Nonfiction
Wednesday, May 22
Gwendolyn is a fifth-generation resident of Eastern Washington. Her work has appeared in magazines and journals including Born, Ascent, Cutthroat, and Rattle, and she is a past recipient of a Grant for Artistic Projects from the Washington Artists Trust.
Jim Lynch – Fiction
Thursday, May 23
Jim Lynch is the author of three acclaimed novels set in the Northwest. The Highest Tide won the 2006 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and was an international bestseller. Border Songs won the 2009 Washington State Book Award for fiction.
Also . . .
About the book
Tuesday, June 4,
6 p.m., Bookwalter Winery
Sponsored by Bookwalter Winery
LitFest ends just as it started, with an event meant to spread the love of all literature. There will be six to eight area book lovers who will talk about must read books. Bookwalter will have spirits and hors d oeuvres available for purchase. This event will be outside, weather permitting.
All LitFest events are open to the public and free of charge.
Thank you to our sponsors...
CBC Arts & Humanities Division, the Tri-City Herald, Battelle Foundation, the Richland Public Library Foundation, Humanities Washington, the Estate of Louise Foskett, Bookwalter Winery, Adventures Underground, and Barnes & Noble.
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