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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Workshop [clear filter]
Saturday, October 28


Cool Corner Mask Making with Medford Librarian Rebekah DiBianco
Craftmaking with librarian Rebekah Dibianco: make a superhero mask, armbands, and a shield, and then proceed to Cosplay Karaoke to try them out!


Rebekah Dibianco

Children's Librarian, Medford Public Library
Rebekah DiBianco is the new Children’s Librarian at the Medford Children’s Library. Originally from Arizona, Rebekah moved to the beautiful state of Oregon four years ago and has loved it ever since. She has a BA in Theatre and Performance Art from Arizona State University and... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Media Playback Area Hannon Library First Floor


Human Faces of Global Warming: Stories from the Frontlines
Terms like “climate change” and “global warming” can make this issue seem both huge and remote.  We won’t really grasp the enormity of the climate crisis until we begin to “story” it. We need to encounter real people in the world for whom climate change is not happening in some distant future, but is happening now. In this interactive workshop, we will “meet” individuals from around the world who are affected by climate change, and look especially at the connection between climate and social justice. 


Bill Bigelow

Author, Editor, Publisher, Rethinking Schools
Bill Bigelow is curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools magazine and co-director of the Zinn Education Project. He is author or co-editor of numerous books, including A People's Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis; Rethinking Columbus; The... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 113 Hannon Library First Floor