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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
Girl On Fire

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Ana Ramana's autobiographical novel is an unusual tale, chronicling a childhood in 1960's Ireland; a freak accident and Near Death Experience; recovered memories of childhood abuse and violence; and seven years of deep internal investigation and meditation, to eventually finding love for all characters involved, including the perpetrators.

"Every twelve minutes in the USA, someone is being violated; it is a massive issue in our culture and to my knowledge, I've not seen another book that looks at both sides of the equation - victim and perpetrator - and unearths not just compassion, not just forgiveness, but real love for everyone involved - including myself, perhaps the hardest journey of all." Ana Ramana

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Ana Ramana

I am a native of Ireland, now living in northern California. I earned an M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. I have published three books of poems and a novel. Selected awards include the Academy of American Poets Award, the William Stafford Poetry Fellowship... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 216 Hannon Library Second Floor

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