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Welcome to the 6th Annual Ashland Literary Arts Festival! This year’s event focuses on independent story and thought throughout the entire Cascadia region, celebrating not only books, but all forms of expression: literature, poetry, journalism, art, lyrics, comics, film, and documentary. We invite you to come on in, explore the festival schedule, and find the stories that speak to you!
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Saturday, October 28 • 10:30am - 11:30am
High & Low: Writers & Pop Culture

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Movies, TV shows, comic books and pop music are often viewed as the “low" arts, and are dismissed as being disposable byproducts of our culture. But if this is the case, why do some writers analyze these mediums on an intellectual level? And how do these seemingly trivial creations develop such cult-like followings, eventually becoming elevated to modern mythology? We’ll discuss why pop culture is actually important, and how it not only reflects our society but also helps to shape it.

Speakers
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Paula Block

Author
Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann have jointly written three Star Trek: Deep Space Nine e-book novellas: I, The Constable (available November 2017), Rules of Accusation, and Lust’s Latinum Lost (And Found). Their most recent nonfiction work, Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History... Read More →
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Liz Eckhart

Adjunct Faculty in Theatre Arts and Communication, Southern Oregon University
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Terry J. Erdmann

Author
Terry J. Erdmann and Paula M. Block have jointly written three Star Trek: Deep Space Nine e-book novellas: I, The Constable (available November 2017), Rules of Accusation and Lust’s Latinum Lost (And Found). Their most recent nonfiction work, Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History... Read More →
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Laura Kimberly

Manager, Medford Public Library
Laura Kimberly was born and raised in Reno, Nevada before relocating to beautiful Southern Oregon. She's worked in libraries for over 10 years getting her start as an elementary school librarian before attaining her Master's of Library and Information Science degree from the University... Read More →

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Stephanie Raffelock

Author and Director of Youth Programming, Willamette Writers
Stephanie Raffelock is an overly caffeinated, type-A personality, and novelist on the verge.  A graduate of Naropa University’s program in Creative Writing and Poetics, Stephanie worked an internship at The Boulder Daily Camera and has penned articles for The Aspen Times, Quilters... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Atrium Hannon Library First Floor

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