The Mid-Columbia Literary Festival wraps up at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bookwalter winery in Richland with "About the Book."
This home-grown event combines two Northwest favorites -- wine and reading. It has proved to be one of the most popular parts of LitFest's annual celebration of the written word.
Eight avid readers from around the Tri-Cities will present short presentations on a title they think ought to be on your must-read list.
Bookwalter will sell wine and snacks. The event will be outside, weather permitting. There is plenty of time to socialize and enjoy the amenities between presentations.
Hostess for the event is Betsy Sivula.
Book talkers are Fran DeLozier, retired president of Lockheed Martin Hanford, Inc. and CH2M Hill Hanford Group; Tom Moak, former legislator and longtime librarian with Mid-Columbia Libraries; leadership consultant Allen Johnson; Mike Pieracci, a clinical assistant professor of humanities and social sciences at Washington State University Tri-Cities; Scott R. Pierce, partner in the engineering firm ARES Corp.; Carl Van Hoff, retired from an eclectic career in education, government and utility relations; Jim Dillman, retired architect and active artist, sculptor and naturalist; and Shirley Falls, library media specialist at Jason Lee Elementary School.
Seating has gone fast, so it's a good idea to arrive early.
The event is free.