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Join us for the Sixth Annual Ashland Literary Arts Festival on Saturday, October 28, from 10 am to 4 pm.

This year’s festival explores 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.

The event will include a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy—writing workshops, author readings, film viewings, storytelling and crafts for children, and even a Wonder Woman costume contest!

You can find the complete festival schedule on Sched:

https://ashlandliteraryartsfestival2017.sched.com/

Mobile version:

https://ashlandliteraryartsfestival2017.sched.com/mobile

Festival events are free and open to the public. Free parking will be available (print-friendly parking map). Attendees can also enjoy concessions from Sultan’s Delight food truck and Sweet Cream hand-crafted ice cream.

Regular weekend library services will be available during normal business hours. Students can use LIB 114 for quiet computing space during the event. Study rooms will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis that day (no reservations), and all conference rooms will be in use by festival events.

The Ashland Literary Arts Festival would like thank all its sponsors and supporters, including: ACCESS, Ajna Bound Press, Janet Anderson, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Blackstone Audio, Friends of Hannon Library, enemy combatant publications, Harry & David, Main Street Writers, Medford Public Library, Dr. Dean Raffelock, Stephanie Raffelock, Rights and Opportunities Foundation, Schneider Museum, Willamette Writers

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Whether you are trying to publish a few poems or an entire book, this one-hour presentation by Amy Miller will provide you with the tips, resources, and tough-love advice you need. Don’t miss this free event on October 16, 4-5 pm in the library’s Meese Room (LIB 305).

With so many ways to get published these days—print, online, journals, blogs, traditional and self-publishing—it’s easy to get overwhelmed when deciding where to send your poetry. Amy Miller, a longtime book editor, can help guide your way. Miller’s poetry has appeared in more than 100 literary journals, numerous anthologies, and 11 chapbooks. She won the Cultural Center of Cape Cod National Poetry Competition, as well as the Jack Grapes Poetry Prize and Whiskey Island Award. Miller currently works as the publications project manager for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

As part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series, this event is event is free and open to the public. Attendees can get free campus parking for this event by visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL1016. For more information, contact Hannon Library at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816.

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Is Shakespeare sacred?

Geoff Ridden, an academic and performer, will explore this question with his upcoming talk, Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Playing with Shakespeare.

April 13, 2017
4-5 pm
Meese Room, Hannon Library
SOU Campus

Geoff Ridden is the Artist Director of the Classic Readings Theatre Company, which specializes in presenting readings of adaptations of Shakespeare plays. He will share intriguing facts about these adaptations, illustrating his talk with examples from the various productions he’s been involved with. Ridden will tackle questions of why Shakespeare’s works have been adapted, and with what results.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library as part of their 2016-17 Speaker Series. The presentation is free and open to all. Get free meter parking for this event by visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0413.

For more information, contact Hannon Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816.

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The More Fools Than Wise Madrigal Group, led by Pat O’Scannell, will perform Renaissance songs “Of Love and Grace” on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 1 PM to 2 PM in the library’s Rotunda. Come on by for this free musical performance.

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It’s Valentine’s Day, and do you know who loves you? Hannon Library does!

We’re bringing back Blind Date with a Book, giving all our lovely patrons a chance at discovering their dream match with a book, sight unseen. Visit Hannon Library today and choose a book from display. Maybe you’ll find true love, or maybe just a passing fancy. You’ll never know until you try. Best of all, the book is free for you to keep!

Hurry now, before all the books are gone!

And while you’re here, take a moment to leave us a note and let us know how much you love your library.

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