The first Mazama Festival of Books, to be held August 18 and 19 in Mazama, Washington, will feature ten authors, including Northwest regional writers Jim Lynch, Ryan Boudinot, Erik Brooks, and Lidia Yuknavitch, who will participate in intimate salon-style conversations with host Katherine Lanpher, the veteran public radio broadcaster.

Admission is $5.00 per adult per program session, and free to kids and teens under 18. Reservations are recommended, and can be made via email ( or by calling 509-997-4004. The Festival schedule and additional information can be found at

Mazama is a small rural community in eastern Washington within the Cascade Mountain Range. The Festival founders are Art Gresh, part-time resident, and the Methow Arts Alliance, an innovative arts education program that serves students in six school districts in the area. Books will be sold through the Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop, Washington, and lodging arrangements can be made through the Mazama Country Inn For publicity and media inquiries, email Lauren Cerand,