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!

Kim Neiswanger

Ruch Community School

Kim Neiswanger is in her 8th year as a primary teacher at Ruch Community School. She is a teacher consultant for the Oregon Writing Project. Her passion is teaching creative writing. As a result of this passion, her students have become published authors.