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 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Louisa May Alcott: Living "Little Women"

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Louisa May Alcott, author of the well-known novel Little Women, wanted to be an actress - and so, for a time she was, writing and appearing in her own plays and monologues for local theatergoers and her neighbors. Later, the fun and humor morphed into tales - printed under a pseudonym - of fierce passion and dark vengeance, so unlike the self-effacing and, hard-working woman seen by her family and fans. Here Reed offers a humorous and unsettling glimpse of the unknown Louisa May Alcott.

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Miriam Reed

XEO, Miriam Reed Productions
Strong active women from the 19th Century - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, Louisa May Alcott - have been a inspiration in my life, and the importance of understanding history = our history - is what I want to share My work has also led me to. write "Japan 1908," and to... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Stacks Hannon Library Third Floor