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!

Linda Barnes

Theraputic Writing Institute

Linda Barnes, M.S., has been writing since childhood, focusing on poetry for the last 4 decades. She has professional certifications in both poetry and journal writing facilitation. A retired counselor and educator, Barnes teaches with the Therapeutic Writing Institute and is past president of the International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 28