SOU Hosts 4th Annual Ashland Book and Author Festival

(Ashland, Ore.) —Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library will be once again be teeming with local residents interested in books and writing during the Ashland Book and Author Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival, now in its fourth year, is a celebration of books and book-related arts, including authors, publishers, and literary organizations.
This year’s festival includes panel discussions on “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Publishing But Were Afraid to Ask (So Ask!),” “The Worlds of Women,” and “Killer Crime,” a discussion on writing mystery, crime, and noir fiction.
Dozens of workshops and presentations covering a wide variety of subjects will be offered throughout the day as well. “We try to have wide range of interests represented, so there will be something for everybody at the festival,” said Fela Winfrey McWhorter, festival director and outreach specialist at Hannon Library.
The festival is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in select lots near the library during the festival. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit
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