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 Hamilton

Poet, Writer, Teacher, Editor
Kim Hamilton is a poet, writer, teacher, and editor. She has published in SpillwaySwitched-On Gutenberg, DMQ Review, Raven ChroniclesSeattle Arts, and in the Marin Poetry Center Anthology. Her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She completed the Warren Wilson MFA for Writers program in 2016.  In 2014, she published Visitation, a collaboration with Seattle artist Carolyn Krieg. She has studied with a number of poets including Heather McHugh, Eleanor Wilner, Richard Kenney, Carol Muske Dukes, Mark Doty, Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux, at Centrum, Flight of the Mind, Napa Writers Conference, and Warren Wilson College.