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!

Patty Wixon

Poet and Writer

Patty Wixon will host a panel of four poets for the session “Finding Your Voice at a Poetry Workshop.” Patty’s last published book is Dear Spoon, poems with a food theme and recipes from five generations in her family. Her previous collections are Side Effects and Airing the Sheets. For eleven years she has been on the board of Chautauqua Poets & Writers bringing authors to the Rogue Valley for public readings and workshops for students and teachers. For many years, she helped in the Literary Archives of William Stafford at Lewis & Clark College. In 2015, Patty and her husband Vince received the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award for contributions to the literary life of Oregon.