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!

Forest Avenue Press

Booth First Floor Hannon Library

Forest Avenue Press, founded in 2012 in Portland, Oregon, publishes page-turning literary fiction. Our titles are infused with a fresh, complex, sometimes nutty, and often-wondrous approach to storytelling.

Forest Avenue is the home of the Main Street Writers Movement. (Parades welcome.) As a publishing house, we empower authors with transparency, organize an intense number of book-related events, encourage our readers to shop at indie bookstores, and applaud the successes of other authors and independent presses.

Legato Publishers Group, an affiliate of PGW, is Forest Avenue’s distributor. Hustle and Heart Filmsrepresents many of our titles to Hollywood.

Forest Avenue is an active member of PubWest, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, the Independent Book Publishers Association, Cascadia Publishers, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, and Women in Portland Publishing. Publisher Laura Stanfill serves on the PubWest Board of Directors and on the advisory board of Atelier26. Learn more about our community mission in this recent Publishers Weekly profile of Northwest presses.