Consider this your reminder that the Virginia Festival of the Book runs from Wednesday through Sunday. Dozens of events are scheduled in that period, most of which are readings or presentations by a panel of authors. Notable participants include David Baldacci, Joan Biskupic, Amy Goodman, Hendrik Hertzberg, Elizabeth Kolbert, Warren St. John, Lawrence Weschler, Jeffery Deaver and Art Spiegelman. Local notables participating include Barbara Ehrenreich, Rita Dove, John Casey, Terri Allard, John McCutcheon, Gregory Orr and George Garrett. (Nearly) all events are free and open to the public. For the schedule, author bios, etc., see the Book Fest website.