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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Maureen Flanagan Battistella

Southern Oregon University
Assistant Professor Affiliate and Research Anthropologist
Ashland, OR
Battistella’s research involves food culture, heritage agriculture and the wines of Southern Oregon. She is one of the architects of the Stories of Southern Oregon project, a collection made available through SOU Hannon Library's Southern Oregon Digital Archives portal. The Stories project has been funded by the Oregon Heritage Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Erath Family Foundation and the Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association.