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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!
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Linda Christensen

Lewis & Clark College
Director of the Oregon Writing Project
Portland, Oregon

Linda Christensen has taught high school Language Arts and worked as Language Arts Curriculum Specialist for almost 40 years. She is currently the Director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & Clark. She is the author of Teaching for Joy & Justice: Re-imagining the Language Arts Classroom; Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word and co-editor of Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice; Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom; The New Teacher Book: Finding Purpose, Balance and Hope During Your First Years in the Classroom; and Rethinking Elementary Education. She lives in Portland with her husband, Bill Bigelow.