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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Heather S Ransom

Not a Pipe Publishing/Willamette Writers
Grants Pass, Oregon
Author of GOING GREEN, a YA Dystopian novel about choices and consequences, true happiness and real fear, racism and appreciation of differences, and deciding who you truly are and what you believe. Set in the future, it allows us to look at and talk about "their problems" ...until we realize how just similar our realities are.

Life as a middle school science teacher for twenty-four years has allowed Heather an intimate look into the minds of thousands of young adults, most of whom are desperate to find their place in a society constantly changing around them. Many have found escape, ideas for facing challenges, or simply hope for a future where they can make a difference, through reading. So every year, even though she’s teaching science, Heather has her classes read. And they imagine together what their futures might hold, telling stories about advances in technology that could change their world.

Heather is an active member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Willamette Writers Organization, as well as the National Association of Science Teachers. You can also find more information and reviews on her Goodreads author page.