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!

Steve Scholl

White Cloud Press
Author and Co-Founder
Ashland, OR
Steven Scholl is an independent scholar of Islam and comparative religion. He has lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East after doing his graduate studies in Islamic philosophy and history at McGill University. Steve is the founding publisher of White Cloud Press and is the editor of several books including The Peace Bible:  Words from the Great Traditions and Common Era: Best New Writings on Religion. He writes on religion and culture for newspapers and magazines and is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Religion (ed. by Mircea Eliade). His new book is Muhammad, co-written with Sam Deeb.