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!

Geoff Ridden

Ashland, Oregon
Geoff Ridden taught in universities in Africa, Europe, and North America before retiring from the University of Winchester in 2008 and moving to Ashland. Since then, he has continued to teach, to write and to be involved with theatre and music. Last year, you may have seen him dressed up as Shakespeare in his one-man show "Last Will", and he is currently considering a suggestion that he should hire himself out as Shakespeare as a dinner guest.