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 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Words Matter: Art as Advocacy

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How stories of all kinds can promote social justice…or stall it. A discussion among a musician/lyricist, a poet, and a children's book writer. Moderated by a journalist.


Phil Busse

Founder, Rogue Valley Messenger
Phil Busse likes to start things. He is the founder for the Rogue Valley Messenger, and the founding Managing Editor for the Portland Mercury. He also started the Media Institute for Social Change, an Oregon-based educational non-profit that teaches anyone interested how to pr... Read More →


Maryanna Hoggatt

Author, Overcup Press
Maryanna Hoggatt is a Filipino-American artist and author. Her Animal Battle work has shown in galleries in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. Crafted with incredible attention to detail, Animal Battle is a series of paintings and sculptures that appeals to adults and children alike. Tolly is... Read More →

Danbert Nobacon

Author/Musician, Exterminating Angel Press
Danbert Nobacon, "freak music legend,” and a founding member of the English punk rock band Chumbawamba, now lives and works in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains where he continues to write and perform music, hosts a local community radio show and teaches theatre at his local... Read More →
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Elizabeth Woody

Oregon Poet Laureate
Elizabeth Woody (Navajo/Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama) has published poetry, short fiction, essays, and is a visual artist.  Her first collection of poetry, Hand Into Stone received a 1990 American Book Award.  Her second and third collections of writing were published in 1994, Luminaries... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Meese Room Hannon Library Third Floor

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