Monthly Archives: September 2011

LIFE IS CRITICISM

Thanks to the Jackson County Library Foundation for hosting New York Times critic at large Sam Anderson this week. And thanks to Sam Anderson for terrific presentation. Anderson talked about what criticism is and why it’s so important. Criticism, for … Continue reading

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Our SPAM

We here at Literary Ashland get a lot of comments, but 90% of them are SPAM. Since I moderate the comments, the spam doesn’t make it through to you. The spam is mostly incoherent jibberish with links back to the … Continue reading

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What’s new in Literary Ashland?

What’s new in Literary Ashland? It’s banned book week, of course, and you know what to do. New York Times’s critic Sam Anderson’s talk is coming up this Thursday at North Medford High. No banning Sam. It’s sponsored by the … Continue reading

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Bill Cameron on Day One

Portland novelist Bill Cameron writes sharp-edged and gritty mysteries set mostly in Portland (next to Chelsea Cain, he is Portland’s scariest writer). His recent book County Line was featured in the May issue of the Atlantic Monthly. His 2010 Day … Continue reading

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The Noirest State: Akashic Books’ New Jersey Noir

I’m reading New Jersey Noir, the latest in the award-winning series of noir anthologies put out by Akashic Books. I’m a New Jersey native—from New Shrewsbury and later New Brunswick—so I’ve got a special interest in this one. Actually, I’m … Continue reading

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Oh Mother! A guest post by Paul Michael Oliphant

You know the story of Hamlet—the King is killed by his brother Claudius, who usurps the throne and marries the Queen. Prince Hamlet discovers his uncle’s guilt through a visit from his father’s ghost, but he hesitates in exacting his … Continue reading

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An Interview with Dennis Powers

Dennis Powers has worked in business, practiced law, and taught business law at Southern Oregon University. He has published eleven nonfiction works, five in the maritime field, and has recently embarked again on writing fiction. His non-fiction book, The Office … Continue reading

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New York Times‘s Sam Anderson to visit Rogue Valley

Later this month, New York Times writer Sam Anderson will be the featured speaker at the Jackson County Library Foundation’s Arts and Lecture Series at the North Medford High School Auditorium, September 29 at 7:30 pm. Anderson grew up in … Continue reading

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