Ashland Book Festival

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10 am - 4 pm
at Hannon Library, SOU

 

 

 

All events are free and open to the public.

TIME

EVENT

CATEGORY

ALL DAY

Exhibit Table Fair
1st & 2nd Floors
Featuring regional authors, publishers, and community organizations. Buy books, meet authors, and connect with local literary services.

EXHIBITS

BOOK FAIR

BOOK SALES

AUTHORS

PUBLISHING

Kids Corner
1st Floor, Atrium
Crafts and activities for children, led by Jackson County Library Services.

CHILDREN

ACTIVITIES

Special Collections & Rare Books
2nd Floor, Bailey Area
Come to this open house session and see some of the treasures from Hannon Library’s Special Collections—books and materials of historical value, the rare and fragile, and even the Second and Fourth Folios of Shakespeare (1632 and 1685) and 16th Century histories of the British Isles.

SOU FEATURED EVENT

EXHIBITS

RARE BOOKS

SHAKESPEARE

HISTORY

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Banned Books Read-out
2nd Floor, Rm 206
Celebration of Banned Books Week, this panel features everything from children's books to dystopian novels. Professors and local authors will read passages from widely challenged books in celebration of the freedom to read! Also includes a brief history on censorship as well as a Q&A session at the end. Hosted by SOU Honors College students Reilly Nycum and Brynne Webb.

SOU FEATURED EVENT

PANEL

LITERATURE

SOCIAL ISSUES

11:00 am – 11:20 am

Reading from The Body, A Tree
Amy MacLennan
2nd Floor, Rm 216
A reading from Amy MacLennan’s first full-length collection, The Body, A Tree, recently published by MoonPath Press.

READING

POETRY

Real World of Jane Austen
Collins Hemingway
3rd Floor, Reading Alcove
Brief survey of larger world around Jane Austen’s novels, followed by excerpt from a chapter from Hemingway’s book.

READING

FICTION

LITERATURE

Mistakes
Donald L. Ball
3rd Floor, Rm 329
Presentation will include a comparison within grading parameters where "almost" becomes "perfect," and how it applies to the real world in comparison to art.

PRESENTATION

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Crafting a Killer First Page
1st Floor, Rm 117
An “immersion” class in recognizing and dealing with shortcomings on the first page of a novel or memoir. The goal is a page that HAS to be turned. Led by Ray Rhamey, Flogging the Quill.

WORKSHOP

WRITING

NOVEL

MEMOIR

Inaugural Indie Author Day
3rd Floor, Meese Rm
Live-streaming of the first-ever Indie Author Day Q&A panel. In this global presentation, leaders from the literary technology world, a librarian, a leader in review publications, publishing experts and writers will all come together to offer inspiration and advice to your local indie community.

PANEL

LIVE STREAM

PUBLISHING

WRITING

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Journey
Gary Lark
2nd Floor, Rm 216
Gary Lark reads from poetry and monologues.

READING

POETRY

MONOLOGUE

Adventures of a Government Spook
Heiland Hoff
3rd Floor, Reading Alcove
"Heiland Hoff makes the absurd digestible."  -Jeff Golden

STORYTELLING

FICTION

HUMOR

How I Found My First Half a Million Readers
Brandt Legg
3rd Floor, Rm 329
Bestselling author Brandt Legg shares the nine steps he used to sell tens of thousands of books.

PRESENTATION

MARKETING

FICTION

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Louisa May Alcott: Living Little Women
1st Floor, Digital Media Gallery
This presentation showcases excerpts from Miriam Reed’s one-woman theatre performance Louisa May Alcott: Living Little Women, presented in costume, and a discussion of the life of Louisa May Alcott.

PERFORMANCE

THEATRE

BIOGRAPHY

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Lithia Park: The Heart & Soul of Ashland
John Enders
3rd Floor, Rm 329
Local author and historian John Enders will provide a brief oversight on the history of Lithia Park.

PRESENTATION

NONFICTION

HISTORY

LOCAL/REGIONAL

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Screenplay Writing
1st Floor, Rm 113
Tod Davies of Exterminating Angel Press leads a workshop on writing screenplay adaptations.

WORKSHOP

WRITING

FILM

SCREENPLAY

Ways of Reading
2nd Floor, Rm 206
SOU Professors Alma Rosa Alvarez and Bill Gholson present on different approaches to literature through rhetoric and discourse, socio-historic context, and postcolonial and race theories.

SOU FEATURED EVENT

PANEL

LITERATURE

SOCIAL ISSUES

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Elements of Successful Self-Publishing
1st Floor, Rm 117
To be competitive and successful in the book industry, self-published authors must learn the language of book design, publishing and marketing. This workshop will provide an overview of publishing, including print-on-demand and distribution options. Led by Patricia Marshall of Luminare Press.

WORKSHOP

PUBLISHING

BOOK DESIGN

MARKETING

Ashland Poeteers Perform Selected Poems
1st Floor, Digital Media Gallery
A demonstration of performance poetry (poems treated as short plays) by several of the Ashland Poeteers, using minimalist costumes and sets to achieve their effects.

PERFORMANCE

POETRY

You’re Killing Me: Why a Writers’ Group?
3rd Floor, Meese Rm
A good writers group can be a writer's best friend—keeping a writer on track, polishing his/her work, and getting published. But a bad one can "kill" you. Ashland's 9-year old Monday Mayhem Mystery Writers examine the issue.

PANEL

WRITING

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

Sharp Obsidian
Joseph Suste
2nd Floor, Rm 216
A Father-Daughter Story—Sharp Obsidian lays bare the inner struggles of a father and his strong-willed teenage daughter when she begins to test life's boundaries. Her father refuses to let destructive influences twist her morals, and dispirited, commits his daughter to a teen recovery camp. She is indignant but meets the challenge with grit, uncovers her true essence, and matures into a savvy young woman.

READING

FICTION

YOUNG ADULT

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way
Dale Vidmar
3rd Floor, Reading Alcove
Dale Vidmar reads selections from his black humor novel set in a postmodern America about a man who finds his basic freedom in life driving to and from work. It is a story that intertwines social reality with driving, baseball, relationships, and the delicate balance of life held together by a thread.

SOU FEATURED EVENT

READING

FICTION

HUMOR

Eat Your Way to Health
3rd Floor, Rm 329
Cookbook author, Roanne Legg (For the Love of Eating) shares secrets gleaned from more than twenty-five years in nutrition on how food can be used to heal and maintain health, for energy and longevity, and finding your perfect weight.

PRESENTATION

NONFICTION

HEALTH

NUTRITION

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm

Blue Magic
Deborah P. Bloch
2nd Floor, Rm 216
Debby Bloch reads from her forthcoming novel, Blue Magic, which asks: how does an independent woman find love—luck, the Internet, or some moonlight magic?

READING

FICTION

ROMANCE

Escape from Here
Sha Li
3rd Floor, Reading Alcove
What if a character, Mai Martin, flies into a web of deceit and danger?  Every movement to extricate binds in new ways.  What if another character, Ron Zhao, returns from the dead?  What if Ron's return to the living redeems the life of his murderer?

READING

FICTION

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Vigilante Justice
2nd Floor, Rm 206
Southern Oregon University’s Cosplay Club hosts a panel discussion on the history of villains and heroes, discussing the evolution of here/villain relationships, vigilante characters, and the representation within movie adaptations of well-known comics.

SOU FEATURED EVENT

PANEL

COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story
Mollie Gregory
2nd Floor, Rm 216
The combination of action, women and the movies has been totally unexplored. Their story is a classic, come-from-behind-risk-it-all saga--real women who are athletes and actors working from early 1900s to today's digital blockbusters.

PRESENTATION

NONFICTION

FILM

HISTORY

The Torture Trial of George W. Bush
Joseph Suste
3rd Floor, Reading Alcove
The Torture Trial of George W. Bush imagines prosecuting President Bush for authorizing the torture of suspected terrorists after the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  The novel relies on real life events which are documented with almost 200 footnotes.

READING

FICTION

POLITICS

SOCIAL ISSUES

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Adjust Your Reality
3rd Floor, Rm 329
Bill Bateman, working Illusionist and Mentalist, brings an antique wooden box, a 50-year old book on magic, a crisp new $100 bill and a paper shredder to Hannon Library. Intrigued? Good! Join Bill to gain insights into the world of illusion and, more importantly, techniques for connecting with strangers. In entertainment or in promotion and sales, it is all about forming a connection with your audience. Adjust your reality—it won't hurt a bit. While you won't leave a professional illusionist, you will take home a hand full of ideas to use and suggestions of how to put them to work for you.

SOU FEATURED EVENT

PRESENTATION

MARKETING

MAGIC/ILLUSION

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Inside Publishing with Steve Scholl
1st Floor, Rm 113
Steve Scholl is the founding publisher of White Cloud Press and its two imprints: RiverWood Books and Confluence Books. He brings more than 25 years of experience to this lively and fun seminar for aspiring and veteran writers that covers insights from within the publishing industry and an overview of the submission process, as well as new publishing paradigms and tips on marketing your work.

WORKSHOP

PUBLISHING

MARKETING

Grow Your Readership, Grow Your Income, Grow Yourself
1st Floor, Rm 117
Writers are increasingly responsible for connecting directly with their readers.  With this responsibility comes the potential for increased income, community, and impact.  Learn to identify, speak to and connect powerfully with readers. Led by Patricia Morrison, founder of Inner Fire, Outer Light.

WORKSHOP

MARKETING

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open Mic
1st Floor, Digital Media Gallery
This open mic session is open to all participants and festival attendees. Read from works of any genre, discuss your projects, enjoy your moment in the spotlight.

OPEN MIC SESSION

READING

PRESENTATION

FICTION

NONFICTION

POETRY

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Battle of the Books
2nd Floor, Rm 206
A competition of literary trivia hosted by Hannon Library’s Tutoring Center.

SOU FEATURED EVENT

COMPETITION

LITERATURE