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Ashland Literary Arts Festival


Saturday, October 28, 2017
10am to 4pm
Hannon Library | Southern Oregon University

FREE, and open to the public

We are proud to be partnering this year with the Ashland Literary Arts Festival. This festival focuses on independent storytelling from the entire Cascadia region, celebrating not only books, but literature, poetry, journalism, art, lyrics, comics, film, and documentary.

Director Alex Cox

Over twenty independent publishers from the region, as well as their authors, will attend this year. Highlights include:

  • a reading from Elizabeth Woody, our Oregon poet laureate
  • a Wonder Woman costume contest
  • A FREE screening of the film WALKER, starring Ed Harris, with a post film conversation featuring the film's director Alex Cox (2017 AIFF Rogue Award Recipient), AIFF Artistic and Executive Director Richard Herskowitz, and AIFF Programmer and SOU professor Andrew Gay. The conversation will focus on the production, reception, historical context, and legacy of the film.

Director Alex Cox  

About the film:
WALKER is a 1987 American-Spanish historical revisionist film directed by Alex Cox and starring Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Auberjonois, Peter Boyle, Miguel Sandoval, and Marlee Matlin. The film is based on the life story of William Walker, the American filibuster who invaded and made himself president of Nicaragua. It was written by Rudy Wurlitzer and scored by Joe Strummer, who has a small role as a member of Walker's army.

The film will be shown at  4 pm, Saturday, October 28th, in the Meese Auditorium, on the Southern Oregon University campus.


For more information visit the Ashland Literary Arts Website at litfest.sou.edu.

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