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!

Paul Suter

Paul Suter spent many years teaching American literature, poetry, and composition in community colleges in Denver and in Salem, OR. He developed an environmental literature course which became the favorite of his career. Since retiring he’s been involved with nature and environmental writing and activism. He takes frequent road biking trips in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. He’s been a fan of Fishtrap and taken several workshops there with poets.