Hi there Heliconers,

Brace yourselves–Winter is coming**. But before temperatures drop and snow descends onto our little valley, we have a few weeks of Fall. Fall means school starting, which also means the dawn of a new Helicon! We have an exciting line-up for you this semester, starting with the reading last Thursday, September 11th.  Authors Chadd VanZanten, Kase Johnstun, and Joni Haws read prose from the anthology Utah Reflections:Stories from the Wasatch Front. Check back for the video re-cap!

Want to know what’s next? Well, you’re in luck! Look below for the line-up for the rest of the semester:

On Thursday, September 25th, Johnny Worthen, author of the novel Eleanor and member of the Utah League of Writers, will come to visit and read. You won’t want to miss him!

On Thursday, October 9th, we’ll hear from Natalie Taylor and Cat Dixon. This reading is part of the Utah Book Festival, too, which only makes it more awesome.

On Thursday, October 23rd, Laura Stott will share some of her poetry with us.

On Thursday, November 13th, we’ll hear what the USU Bull Pen prose readers have to say.

Finally, on Thursday, December 4th, we’ll get to listen to poetry from both up and coming poets and experienced poets alike when Ben Gunsberg Advanced Poetry class reads. Come support your students, classmates, and community members at this final reading!

Remember, after each Helicon there’s an open mic session for anyone to come share their 7 minutes of work. Make sure you arrive early to sign up.

So, Heliconers, mark your calenders, and we’ll see you there!

Keep calm and Helicon,


**I totally don’t get credit for this phrase; George R.R. Martin does. Bear with me, I just came from Salt Lake Comic Con.


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