EdFest, a biennial festival that brings in panels of editors, publishers, agents and writers to address a range of topics related to professional development for emerging writers, will be held Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21, in Corvallis.

This year’s events explore the theme of literary citizenship.

Writer Aaron Burch will read from his book, “Stephen King’s 'The Body'” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. A screening of “Stand By Me,” the 1986 film adapted from "The Body," will follow.

Amanda Bullock, director of Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival, will facilitate a panel discussion on “Opportunities in the Literary World Beyond Writing and Teaching” at 4 p.m., Friday, April 21 in the Valley Library Special Collections Room, 201 SW Waldo Place, on the Oregon State University campus.

Authors Wendy S. Walters, Caryl Pagel, and Kevin González will read from their works at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Valley Library Rotunda.

The events are free and open to the public.

EdFest is part of the 2016-17 Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Writers Series, which brings nationally acclaimed writers to Oregon State University. The event is hosted by the MFA Program in Creative Writing in the School of Writing, Literature and Film.

For more information, see http://tiny.cc/71dnky.

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