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 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Take a Selfie with Shakespeare

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After Shakespeare gives his welcome speech in the Rotunda (in Elizabethan English!), you can "Take a Selfie with Shakespeare," aka Geoff Ridden in the Special Collections Room, from 11 to 12, and then again from 2 to 3. Selfies with him and his Third Folio! And then, he'll be wandering. He'll be singing a sonnet and/or reciting on the Third Floor at 10:15 and 12:30. But don't miss Shakespeare kicking off the Superhero Cosplay Karaoke, in the Atrium, at 1. Shakespeare does a mean karaoke. He's threatening his version of "Don't Fear the Reaper."


Geoff Ridden

Geoff Ridden taught in universities in Africa, Europe, and North America before retiring from the University of Winchester in 2008 and moving to Ashland. Since then, he has continued to teach, to write and to be involved with theatre and music. Last year, you may have seen him dressed... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Special Collections Hannon Library Second Floor