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!

Free parking is available to all festival participants in select campus parking lots (see parking map). We recommend that participants park in the lot immediately behind Hannon Library (off of Indiana Street). Continue reading for arrival times.

All festival participants and volunteers are welcome to help themselves to complimentary refreshments in the Literati Lounge (3rd floor), which will include coffee and continental breakfast items in the morning and a free lunch in the afternoon.

Additional food options are available this year from Sultan's Delight food truck and Sweet Cream Handcrafted Ice Cream. Food trucks will be located in front of the library.

Exhibitors and Tablers

  • Participants that are exhibiting or tabling (publisher groups, poets, etc.) should arrive between 8:30 am and 9:30 am to check in and set up. Check-in takes place at the back entrance of the library, directly off of the parking lot. Festival volunteers will greet you and assist you to your assigned table or exhibit location.
  • Please arrive within the 8:30-9:30 am time as the back entrance will be closed after 9:30 am.
  • Namebadges and festival materials will be waiting for you at your assigned table or activity venue.
  • At 4 pm, the back entrance will be reopened, and festival volunteers will be available to assist you with exiting the library. There is no formal check-out process. 

Spotlight Sessions

  • Please arrive at your assigned reading venue within 15 minutes of your start time. Your festival namebadge will be waiting for you at your reading venue.
  • Each Spotlight location will include: a lecturn or presenter table; a table for selling and signing books; audience seating. A festival volunteer will be on hand at each location to assist authors, introduce readings, and keep time.
  • If you would like to securely store your books before or after your session, visit the volunteer station in front of the Literati Lounge (3rd floor).

Other Presenters and Participants

  • If you are participating in a scheduled activity, please arrive at your designated venue within 15 minutes of your start time. Festival volunteers and info tables will be available if you need assistance locating your venue.

PARKING MAP (or see printable version)