Category Archives: Literary Events in Southern Oregon

Pictures from the 2013 Ashland Book and Author Festival

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National Poetry Month

My colleague Kasey Mohammad is contributing a series of National Poetry Month blog posts at the National Poetry Foundation Harriet blog. The most recent pair of posts–here and here highlight Roman Jakobson’s theory of the functions and orientations of language. … Continue reading

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Images from the Ashland Book and Author Festival

Congratulations to Laura Baden, Paul Adalian, and the Friends of the Hannon Library (Join today!) on a very successful Ashland Book and Author Festival. Here are some pictures from the event (courtesy of Maureen Flanagan). Clive Rosengren, author of Murder … Continue reading

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Kristy Evans Reviews the Barry Lopez Workshop

A guest post by Kristy Evans, from Professor Charlotte Hadella’s ENG 298 class The anticipation for Barry Lopez’s free student workshop on Friday, April 20th was tangible in the air. Students from the university as well as from various Ashland … Continue reading

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The Ashland Book and Author Festival

On June 23th from 10 a.m-5 p.m., SOU’s Hannon Library will host its first Ashland Book and Author Festival featuring writers, artists, publishers and readers. I sat down with Laura Baden, one of the Festival’s organizers to find out more … Continue reading

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“From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in the Digital Age”

In my history of publishing class we’ve talked a little about the act of reading–and whether reading ebooks or listening to audio books is reading. Here’s an upcoming Oregon Humanities talk for anyone intruiged by the question of how eBooks … Continue reading

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White Out: The Future of Racial Diversity in Oregon. Speaker Emily Drew

On May 3, Willamette University professor Emily Drew came to the Ashland Public Library as part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project series. Her presentation “White Out” aims at creating an open environment where people can engage in discourse concerning … Continue reading

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“Second Hand: A Poet’s Journey Toward Science”–Fri., May 4

Where do poets get their ideas? I’m looking forward to this Friday’s talk by poet and essayist Linda Bierds, a professor at the University of Washington. She’s the author of nine books of poetry, including Flight: New and Selected Poems … Continue reading

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Barry Lopez — a guest post by Bill Gholson

“If I have a subject it is justice and the rediscovery that our lives are shaped through reverence.”—Barry Lopez on Bill Moyers’ Journal Barry Lopez, Oregon resident, and “arguably the nation’s premier nature writer” will be giving a reading in … Continue reading

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Poetry Month—No Fooling

In honor of National Poetry Month, Literary Ashland is featuring interviews with southern Oregon poets—watch for interviews with Amy Miller, Angela Decker, Amy MacLennan, Gary Lark, Jonah Bornstein, Hannah Darling, and Vince and Patty Wixon. And here are some upcoming … Continue reading

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