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!

Phil Busse

Rogue Valley Messenger
Phil Busse likes to start things. He is the founder for the Rogue Valley Messenger, and the founding Managing Editor for the Portland Mercury. He also started the Media Institute for Social Change, an Oregon-based educational non-profit that teaches anyone interested how to produce radio and film documentaries, and he helped launch XRAY.FM, a popular talk and music radio station in Portland.