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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John Yunker

John Yunker writes plays, short stories, and novels focused on human/animal relationships. He is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press, author of the novel The Tourist Trail, and editor of two fiction anthologies, Among Animals and Among Animals 2. His plays have been staged at such venues as Centre Stage New Play Festival, the Mountain Playhouse Comedy Festival, Studio Players Theatre, and the 2017 ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) conference. His teleplay Sanctuary was performed at the 2017 Compassion Arts Festival in New York, and his short stories have been published in Phoebe, Qu, Flyway, Antennae, and other journals.