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!

Debby Dodds


Debby Dodds is the author of the novel Amish Guys Don't Call (Blue Moon, 2017.) She has stories in many anthologies such as My Little Red Book (Hachette) and The Things That You Would Have Said (Penguin) and magazines (The Sun, Salon.com, xoJane, The Living Dead Magazine, Portland Family Magazine, Manifest-Station.com, Hip Mama) and won Portland’s Wizard World 2017.