Bethesda is readying for its 15th annual literary festival.
The festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday. It includes more than a dozen authors who will read from their works, talk about writing and take part in discussions. Authors include Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, who wrote "The Nanny Diaries,'' and John Rizzo, a lawyer for the CIA who wrote "Company Man.'' Also speaking is Seth Goldman, the co-founder of Bethesda-based Honest Tea, who co-wrote a book about the company.
All events are free and being held throughout downtown Bethesda.