Chautauqua Poets & Writers brings the country’s most respected poets and writers to the Rogue Valley to give public readings and to work with teachers and students.

The series grew from International Writers of 1980s and ‘90s and the New Chautauqua Lecture Series in the early 2000s. In 2005, Chautauqua Poets & Writers began by bringing Li-Young Lee to Southern Oregon University for a reading and to Ashland High School for a student workshop. Since then, many highly-acclaimed writers have visited (see Previous Events for a complete list).

The continued appearances of writers are funded through the generosity of many institutions, agencies, community members. Thank you for helping our community connect with writers whose voices provide insight and wisdom in our world.

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