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 Stanfill

Forest Avenue Press
Portland, Oregon
Laura Stanfill is the publisher of Forest Avenue Press and the founder of the Main Street Writers Movement. She is a 2017 Publishers Weekly Star Watch honoree, and she serves on the PubWest Board of Directors. Forest Avenue, based in Portland and celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, publishes literary fiction on a joyride. She’s likely to be spotted at a book event wearing a petticoat, hugging writers and booksellers, and taking everyone’s picture.