Category Archives: Literary Events in Southern Oregon

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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ePublishing Workshop

Today I attended the Ashland Mystery ePublishing Workshop at the Ashland Public Library where about 50 people heard from authors and publishers and author/publishers. Ashland’s Tim Wolhforth brought the audience up to speed on the state of mystery–what’s being published, … Continue reading

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Joe Petersen, Hampton Sides, Robert Dugoni, and more

Whew. I’ve finally recovered from the cold that’s been going around. All the Nyquil, cough drops and humidifier stuff is put away. So now I’m looking forward to some upcoming literary events. Today is the celebration of the Ashland Public … Continue reading

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This month in Literary Ashland

Last week Ashland celebrated William Stafford’s birthday with Thursday’s reading at SOU’s Hannon Library featuring “poets from eighteen to eighty,” including Eugene poets Ingrid Wendt and Ralph Salisbury and the Rogue Valley’s Kasey Mohammad, Marisa Petersen, Michael Holstein, and Lucia … Continue reading

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Last month I attended a memorial reading in honor of Ralph Temple, who passed away in August at the age of 78. I only knew him slightly but admired him a lot. He worked with Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Twilight and Dickens

My fall term linguistics class spent a little time on the origins of writing and the alphabet, including a look at Egyptian hieroglyphs. And we wondered whether The Book of the Dead was an example of ancient Egyptian vampire literature. … Continue reading

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Literary Ashland Kudos

A lot of congratulations to extend this month. Congratulations… to Robert Arellano, whose forthcoming novel Curse the Names was reviewed by Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly, which says “Arellano displays a sly, Hitchcockian touch.” to Midge Raymond on her Pushcart … Continue reading

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Civility, Democracy, and Conflict

A linguist, a historian and a rhetorician walk into an auditorium… My colleagues Jon Lange and Jeff LaLande and I are participating in this year’s campus theme series at Sothern Oregon University. The theme this year is Civility and on … Continue reading

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Simple, Beautiful, New at SOU

A rural locale devoted to pacifism, human rights, ethical living, and compassion. It sounds like Ashland. But actually it was the Fellowship of New Life in England, whose adherents included Edward Carpenter, Olive Schreiner and Henry Salt. Tonight’s talk by … Continue reading

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Oregon Book and Author Fair AND The Ashland Public Library Annual Holiday Book Sale and Silent Auction

Next weekend southern Oregonians will have a chance to check out the new Oregon Book and Author Fair, the event formerly known (when it was help at the Ashland Springs Hotel) as the Southern Oregon Book and Author Fair. The … Continue reading

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