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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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Performance [clear filter]
Saturday, October 28
 

10:15am

Sounds of Shakespeare
Speakers
GR

Geoff Ridden

Geoff Ridden taught in universities in Africa, Europe, and North America before retiring from the University of Winchester in 2008 and moving to Ashland. Since then, he has continued to teach, to write and to be involved with theatre and music. Last year, you may have seen him dressed... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:15am - 10:30am
Alcove 3 Hannon Library Third Floor

11:00am

Take a Selfie with Shakespeare
After Shakespeare gives his welcome speech in the Rotunda (in Elizabethan English!), you can "Take a Selfie with Shakespeare," aka Geoff Ridden in the Special Collections Room, from 11 to 12, and then again from 2 to 3. Selfies with him and his Third Folio! And then, he'll be wandering. He'll be singing a sonnet and/or reciting on the Third Floor at 10:15 and 12:30. But don't miss Shakespeare kicking off the Superhero Cosplay Karaoke, in the Atrium, at 1. Shakespeare does a mean karaoke. He's threatening his version of "Don't Fear the Reaper."

Speakers
GR

Geoff Ridden

Geoff Ridden taught in universities in Africa, Europe, and North America before retiring from the University of Winchester in 2008 and moving to Ashland. Since then, he has continued to teach, to write and to be involved with theatre and music. Last year, you may have seen him dressed... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Special Collections Hannon Library Second Floor

12:00pm

Stardust to Darwinstuff
Danbert Nobacon plays from his latest album: Stardust To Darwinstuff by Danbert Nobacon & The Axis of Dissent, “against governance for the billionaires, by the billionaires… against the war on science, against the war on art, against the war on the people… and for life on Earth”

Speakers
DN

Danbert Nobacon

Author/Musician, Exterminating Angel Press
Danbert Nobacon, "freak music legend,” and a founding member of the English punk rock band Chumbawamba, now lives and works in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains where he continues to write and perform music, hosts a local community radio show and teaches theatre at his local... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Atrium Hannon Library First Floor

12:30pm

Sounds of Shakespeare
Speakers
GR

Geoff Ridden

Geoff Ridden taught in universities in Africa, Europe, and North America before retiring from the University of Winchester in 2008 and moving to Ashland. Since then, he has continued to teach, to write and to be involved with theatre and music. Last year, you may have seen him dressed... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Alcove 3 Hannon Library Third Floor

2:00pm

Take a Selfie with Shakespeare
After Shakespeare gives his welcome speech in the Rotunda (in Elizabethan English!), you can "Take a Selfie with Shakespeare," aka Geoff Ridden in the Special Collections Room, from 11 to 12, and then again from 2 to 3. Selfies with him and his Third Folio! And then, he'll be wandering. He'll be singing a sonnet and/or reciting on the Third Floor at 10:15 and 12:30. But don't miss Shakespeare kicking off the Superhero Cosplay Karaoke, in the Atrium, at 1. Shakespeare does a mean karaoke. He's threatening his version of "Don't Fear the Reaper."

Speakers
GR

Geoff Ridden

Geoff Ridden taught in universities in Africa, Europe, and North America before retiring from the University of Winchester in 2008 and moving to Ashland. Since then, he has continued to teach, to write and to be involved with theatre and music. Last year, you may have seen him dressed... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Special Collections Hannon Library Second Floor