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 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
History of the American Superheroine

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Wonder Woman may be the most famous comic book heroine, but she wasn’t the first. Mike Madrid will look at evolution of female heroism in comic books, from trailblazers like Sheena and Fantomah to the women of today like She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel. From the earliest comics of the 1930s to the big screen movie blockbusters of today, how have world wars, censorship, feminism and fashion shaped the fantastic female heroes of comic books? Find out in this informative and entertaining presentation.

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Mike Madrid

Creative Director/Author, Exterminating Angel Press
Mike Madrid is the author of The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, the Golden Age comics collections Divas, Dames & Daredevils and Vixens, Vamps & Vipers, as well as being creative director of Exterminating Angel Press. He has contributed... 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 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 206 Hannon Library, Second Floor

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