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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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Alena Ruggerio

Southern Oregon University
Professor of Communication
Alena Ruggerio is a professor of communication at Southern Oregon University. For her work teaching courses such as Advanced Public Speaking and Women Transforming Language, she was a recipient of SOU’s 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award. The editor of Media Depictions of Brides, Wives, and Mothers (Lexington Books), her work can also be found in journal articles, books, and presentations at the intersection of feminism, religion, and communication.