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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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Saturday, October 28
 

10:30am

Poetry Reading with Sam Roxas-Chua
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Sam Roxas-Chua

Sam Roxas-Chua 姚 (Yao) is a poet and multi-disciplinary artist from Eugene, Oregon. He has been described as a man who can seemingly take any kind of physical materials and transform them into art, his writings have been called tidal and full of magical realism. Poet Dorianne... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Special Collections Reading Room Hannon Library Second Floor

10:30am

Poetry Reading with Vince Wixon & Gary Lark
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Vince Wixon

Poet
Vince Wixon will read from his just-published book of poems, Laying By, from Flowstone Press. His previous collections of poetry are Blue Moon: Poems from Chinese Lines, The Square Grove, and Seed. His poem “Tornado Weather” appears in Garrison Keillor’s anthology, Good... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Alcove 2 Hannon Library Second Floor

11:30am

Poetry Reading with C.S. Kraszewski
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C.S. Kraszewski

Poet
Charles S. Kraszewski is a poet and translator of poetry and plays from the Polish and the Czech. He has published three volumes of original poetry to date: Beast (Alexandria, VA, 2012), Diet of Nails (Boston, 2013) and Chanameed (Atlanta, 2013).  His work has appeared in various... Read More →

Sponsors
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Exterminating Angel Press

Exterminating Angel Press believes… …it’s time to take a new approach. Time to take our own lives back from the intermediary ‘experts.’ Time to change the old, tired stories for new, living ones. Time to look at our world in a different way. Whether they’re about cooking... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Special Collections Reading Room Hannon Library Second Floor

11:30am

Poetry Reading with Matthew Minicucci
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Matthew Minicucci

Lecturer, Pacific University & University of Portland
Matthew Minicucci is the author of two collections of poetry: Small Gods, finalist for the 2016 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press, and Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize. He is the recipient of fellowships... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Alcove 2 Hannon Library Second Floor

12:30pm

Poetry Reading with Elizabeth Woody
A reading by Oregon Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody. With an introduction by former Oregon Poet Laureate, Lawson Inada.

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Elizabeth Woody

Oregon Poet Laureate
Elizabeth Woody (Navajo/Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama) has published poetry, short fiction, essays, and is a visual artist.  Her first collection of poetry, Hand Into Stone received a 1990 American Book Award.  Her second and third collections of writing were published in 1994, Luminaries... Read More →

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Saturday October 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Special Collections Reading Room Hannon Library Second Floor

1:30pm

Poetry Reading with Alma Rosa Alvarez
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Alma Alvarez

Professor of English, Southern Oregon University
Alma Rosa Alvarez is a professor of English at Southern Oregon University. Her specialties include Modernism and U.S. Ethnic Literature. Dr. Alvarez is also co-founder of the grassroots organization, the Racial Equity Coalition. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry.


Saturday October 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Special Collections Reading Room Hannon Library Second Floor

1:30pm

Poetry Reading with Amy MacLennan
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Amy MacLennan

Author, Director of Poetry Programming
Amy MacLennan’s first full-length collection, The Body, A Tree, was published by MoonPath Press (Tillamook, OR) in 2016 and was the runner-up for the Poetry Society of Virginia Book award. Her work has been published in Cimarron Review, Cloudbank, Connotation Press, Folio, Hayden's... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Alcove 2 Hannon Library Second Floor

2:30pm

Poetry Reading with David Horowitz
Saturday October 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Alcove 2 Hannon Library Second Floor

2:30pm

Poetry Reading with Pepper Trail
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Pepper Trail

Author, Naturalist, Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Pepper Trail is a naturalist, photographer, writer, and world traveler who has lived in Ashland since 1994. He works as a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and in his spare time leads natural history trips to every corner of the world, including Jackson County. Pepper... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Special Collections Reading Room Hannon Library Second Floor