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!

Laura Kimberly

Medford Public Library
Laura Kimberly was born and raised in Reno, Nevada before relocating to beautiful Southern Oregon. She's worked in libraries for over 10 years getting her start as an elementary school librarian before attaining her Master's of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She's been the Medford Branch Library Manager for Jackson County Library Services for the last four years and the Medford Comic Con Project Manager since its inception in 2015. She enjoys running, dancing, spending time with her family and friends, as well as fun and new adventures.