The free Lewisburg Literary Festival, now in its third year, will be held Friday and Saturday in various locations in the town. Featured authors are Garth Stein (“The Art of Racing in the Rain”) and West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman, whose talks, though free, require tickets, which are available at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center or by calling 888-716-5082. They speak on Saturday, along with Carter Taylor Seaton (“Hippie Homesteaders”), Forrest Pritchard (“Gaining Ground”) and Max Watman (“Harvest: Field Notes From a Far Flung Pursuit of Real Food”). Friday’s activities include a talk by Tom Angleberger and a nighttime reading from Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s “The Strain” in the Old Stone Cemetery. There are also workshops, panel discussions, live music and performance art both days. Call 304-645-4333 or visit www.lewisburgliteraryfestival.com.