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 - 12:45pm
Tracing the Desire Line: Essays

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Melissa Matthewson will briefly talk about crafting an essay collection and then read a selection from her own memoir-in-essays, Tracing the Desire Line, which intimately examines threads of identity, desire, marriage, and home.


Melissa Matthewson

Author, Adjunct Faculty, Southern Oregon University
Melissa Matthewson is an essayist, teacher, and farmer residing in the Applegate Valley of southwestern Oregon. She holds degrees from the University of California, Santa Cruz (BA), University of Montana (MS), and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA). Her essays have appeared in Guernica... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Room 216 Hannon Library Second Floor

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