Author Archives: Linda Barnes

Does Your Poem Need a Bandaid?

Come to the Medford library on Saturday, February 13 from 2-4 p.m. for a FREE workshop sponsored by the Rogue Valley Unit of the Oregon Poetry Association. Learn from a panel of local poets as they demonstrate “First Aid for a Poem: How an Effective Critique Group Can Address a Poem’s Ailments.” Register now at […]

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Once again all poets and poetry lovers will gather to celebrate the birthday of William Stafford (#102!), former poet laureate of Oregon and one of the country’s most prolific and beloved poets. Gather on Thursday, January 21, at 7 pm in the Meese Room (room 305) of the Hannon Library on the Southern Oregon University […]

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Don’t forget tomorrow’s Local Author’s Fair at the Ashland Public Library. This free and enticing event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is the perfect opportunity to meet with local writers and publishers, and to purchase holiday gifts for the writers in your circle. Please support these wordsmiths and share holiday […]

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Have You Ever Been Blue?

You’re not alone! Drag yourself over to Temple Emek Shalom (1800 East Main Street in Ashland) by 7 pm on October 29 to hear stories of being “Down & Out,” tales of breakdowns, breakups, and being flat broke. This Fall Hearth event will explore all the ways life goes wrong. Come out and hear six […]

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October Happenings

Here are several events you will surely want to check out! Seems there is always space for poetry here in our valley. Are you inspired by this beautiful weather to write something yourself? Thursday, Oct 8 OPEN MIC If you do have something to share, why not read to your friends at this month’s Downtowners […]

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Real Live Writers! See Them FREE!

Remember to stop round the Ashland Book & Author Fest on Saturday, 3 October at the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm you can browse book tables, speak with publishers, and see live authors up close! Readings and workshops will be offered throughout the day. Please […]

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Please join Patricia Wixon & Sandra Scofield for their Poetry Reading at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland Tuesday, September 29th @ 7:00 pm Patricia Wixon reads from her book of poetry Dear Spoon. Patricia Wixon’s Dear Spoon features poems that focus on people and food: how food brings people and cultures together. She explores the pleasures […]

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Poet Kwame Dawes to speak October 19!

The fall Chautauqua Poets & Writers group presents Kwame Dawes, on Monday, October 19 at 7:30, at the Mt Avenue Theatre at Ashland High School. Buy your tickets online now through (Reserved, $20), or at Bloomsbury Books and Bookwagon in Ashland (General Admission, $15). Students with ID can purchase tickets for $12 at Ashland High School. […]

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The Ashland Book and Author Fest will be held on Saturday, October 3, from 10:00 to 4:00 at the Hannon Library on the SOU campus. Enjoy readings, workshops, and panel discussions, and two floors of booths featuring regional writers, publishers, and writing organizations. FREE to all! Support your favorite writers and meet new ones at this friendly […]

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Local poet and icon Patty Wixon, has just debuted a new book of poems. “Dear Spoon,” now available at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland or on line from the publisher, Wellstone Press, is sure to please. Patty is well known for her delicious poems about food, and in this new volume she sings praises to a […]

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