Monthly Archives: January 2012

January’s Non-words of the Day

You can follow the Literary Ashland Non-word of the Day on Twitter (it’s easy). First, some words that I wished I could have used. I wanted to used haberdash as a verb meaning “to run after a hat that has … Continue reading

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The American Dialect Society Word of the Year

Tomorrow I’ll post the January roundup of the Literary Ashland Non-word of the Day. But first, for those of you that missed them, the American Dialect Society Word(s) of the Year for 2011. The American Dialect Society meets with the … Continue reading

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Bauman Rare Books

I recently visited Bauman Rare Books in Las Vegas. You’ve seen their ads on the back page of the New York Times Book Reviews. It’s the rare book gallery opened by David and Natalie Bauman in 1973. Bauman Rare Books … 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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An Interview with Amy Richard and Kit Leary

This week Literary Ashland features Amy Richard and Kathleen (Kit) Leary, authors of the photographic history Oregon Shakespeare Festival, part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Press. Published in 2009, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, chronicles the story of Ashland’s … 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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An Interview with Travis Chaney

This week Literary Ashland interviews Scrabble expert Travis Chaney. Travis Chaney grew up on the border of Oklahoma and Arkansas and began playing Scrabble in his early twenties. Since then he’s become the first player in history to attain expert … Continue reading

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Meg Null, or Like…Brag: an Exploration of Language in M.T. Anderson’s Feed — A guest post by Anne Bryan

A guest post by Anne Bryan Feed: a. an internet chip implanted in the brain at birth. b. a science-fiction novel by M. T. Anderson that addresses the repercussions of implanting internal feeds. His futuristic saga recounts the tale of … Continue reading

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A New Approach for Young Adult Authors–a guest post by Alyx Johnson

A guest post by Alyx Johnson In today’s market there is a wealth of young adult writers – all of whom strive for different goals. They each have the opportunity to change the face of the genre with every new … Continue reading

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Non-word of the Day

Welcome to 2012. The first Literary Ashland Non-word of the Day is resolvevolvolution noun. A new year’s resolution made many times before (from resolve +(re)volve+(resol)ution). Only 365 left to go. You can follow them all @LiteraryAshland.

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