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!

Vince Wixon

Vince Wixon will read from his just-published book of poems, Laying By, from Flowstone Press. His previous collections of poetry are Blue Moon: Poems from Chinese LinesThe Square Grove, and Seed. His poem “Tornado Weather” appears in Garrison Keillor’s anthology, Good Poems, American Places. He is co-producer of two videos on William Stafford and one on Lawson Inada. For many years he was a scholar in the William Stafford Archives at Lewis & Clark College, and, with former Archives’ director Paul Merchant, has edited four books by Stafford, including Sound of the Ax: Aphorisms and Poems, published in the Pitt Poetry Series. In 2014, Vince and his wife Patty received the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award for contributions to the literary life of Oregon. 

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 28

10:30am PDT