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 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Wisdom of the Heart

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Wisdom of the Heart is a series of one-page personal essays, each written in response to a painting by Barbara Kostal. The common thread of the book is a metaphysical journey through life by those whose hearts are in tune with nature. Diana Coogle will read a selection of essays and have on display the paintings paired with those essays.

Dr. James Earl, English professor at UO, said about the book, "Overall what knocks me out is the consistent tone, a high discourse of ideas, leavened with wide reading and study, combined miraculously with a personal at-home tone that connects directly with the reader's heart."


Diana Coogle

Author and Chair of the Board, Applegater
A Georgia native, Diana Coogle moved to Oregon in the "sweep West" of the late '60s after graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University, studying in France and at Harvard University, earning her MA at Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar, and teaching... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Stacks Hannon Library Third Floor

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