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!

Robert Vivian

Timberline Review

Robert Vivian is the author of The Tall Grass Trilogy: The Mover Of Bones, Lamb Bright Saviors, and Another Burning Kingdom, in addition to the novel Water And Abandon. His newest collection of dervish essays is Mystery My Country from Anchor Plume Press (April 2016). He’s also written two books of meditative essays, Cold Snap As Yearning and The Least Cricket Of Evening. Several of his plays have been produced in New York City and his monologues have been published in the Best Monologues series. His essays, poems, and stories have been published in Harper’s, Georgia Review, Creative Nonfiction, Alaska Quarterly, Ecotone, Glimmer Train, and dozens of other journals. He teaches at Alma College in Michigan and serves on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program. In 2015, Robert was the first recipient of the Timberline Prize.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 28