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Helicon West Features Ashley Wells!

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On August 25th, 7PM MST at the CacheARTS Thatcher-Young Mansion in Logan (35W 100S), Helicon West is thrilled to feature Ashley Wells!

Ashley Wells earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from California State University, Fresno. Her book The Cowgirl and the Racehorse: A Recovery was published with Lantern Publishing and Media in October 2020. Essays have appeared with Connotation Press, Jezebel.com, and Women in Higher Education, and her 16-post guest blog series examining representations of women and horses in pop culture appeared with Bitch magazine. Ashley lives in Logan, Utah, where she is on the faculty in the English Department at Utah State University.

Helicon West is free, uncensored, and open to all. The featured reader will be followed by an open mic wherein everyone is invited to sign up to read up to seven minutes of their own original work. Complimentary Caffe Ibis coffee will be provided by the Logan Library.

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Last Open Mic of Summer – July Helicon West

Helicon West concludes its Open Mic Summer events on July 28th at 7PM. Unlike our other events, this Helicon will take place at the Riverpark Senior Housing Clubhouse (784 Riverwalk Parkway) in Logan. 

As always, we will serve Caffe Ibis coffee and be absolutely free, uncensored, and open to all. Everyone is invited to read up to seven minutes of their own creative work of any genre at the open mic! YOU are the summertime’s featured readers! 


Bring your voice and your pen–we’ll see you then!


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June Open Mic at Helicon West!

Missed the May Open Mic? Bring your work and join us in June!
The June Helicon will take place at the CacheARTS Thatcher-Young Mansion and will be a Zoom hybrid night.
All summer Helicon events will start at 7PM MST, serve Caffe Ibis coffee, and be absolutely free, uncensored, and open to all. Everyone is invited to read up to seven minutes of your own creative work of any genre at the open mic! YOU are the summertime’s featured readers! 
Bring your voice and your pen–we’ll see you then!

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All Open Mic Summer!

This summer, Helicon West is pleased to announce all open mic nights on May 26th, June 23rd, and July 28th. 


The May and June Helicons will take place at the CacheARTS Thatcher-Young Mansion and will be Zoom hybrid nights; the July Helicon will take place at the Riverpark Senior Housing clubhouse in Logan.


All summer Helicon events will start at 7PM MST, serve Caffe Ibis coffee, and be absolutely free, uncensored, and open to all. Everyone is invited to read up to seven minutes of your own creative work of any genre at the open mic! YOU are the summertime’s featured readers! 


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Helicon West Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Helicon-West-Anthology-Ten-Year-Celebration

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USU’s Creative Writing Contest Winners Reading at Helicon West!

Join us Thursday, April 28th at 7PM in Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library room 101 (& on Zoom) for a celebratory reading from this year’s USU Creative Writing Contest winners! 


Helicon West is free, uncensored, and open to the public. Cafe Ibis coffee and light refreshments will be served. 

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Helicon West Presents Union of Table Scraps on April 14th!

Formerly known as Poetry at Three, Union of Table Scraps is a poetry group hell-bent on making you feel stuff and question things. Members of the group include Aaron Timm, Isaac Timm, Asher Blakely, Terysa Dyer, Brock Dethier, Shanan Ballam, Millie Tullis, and Britt Allen. This Helicon West will take place at the Riverpark Senior Housing Clubhouse (784 Riverwalk Parkway) in Logan at 7PM on Thursday, April 14th.

An open mic will follow the group’s reading, during which audience members are invited to share up to seven minutes of their own original work.

Helicon West is free, uncensored, and open to the public. Caffe Ibis coffee is provided.

Bring your mask, your voice, and your pen—we’ll see you then!


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Helicon West features the USU Bull Pen Slam Team!

Helicon West features Utah State University’s Bull Pen Slam Team on Thursday, March 24th at the CacheARTS Thatcher-Young Mansion in Logan and on Zoom. The Bull Pen is the University’s Creative Writing club and they have annually been sharing their slam poetry with Helicon since 2014. 

An open mic will follow the featured readers. Attendees (in person and Zooming in) are welcome to sign up to read up to seven minutes of their own creative work. 

Bring your mask, your voice, and your pen—we’ll see you then!

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Helicon West Presents Shaun’s Front Room (A Writing Group) on March 10!

Helicon West features SHAUN’S FRONT ROOM, a post-pandemic writing group that will be making its debut on Thursday March 10th at 7PMat the CacheARTS Thatcher-Young Mansion in Logan and on Zoom! 

Shaun’s Front Room group was formed in response to the creative burnout that so many have experienced over the course of the past few years. The group meets twice a month to gather around a prompt and write together. When they share their work together, they have four essential agreements: 1. All are invited to share, but no one is required to. 2. They assume all work that’s shared is fiction, to provide the writer distance from their work. 3. What they share in the writing group stays between them (unless they’re reading it at Helicon West). 4. They welcome feedback, but focus on helping the writer see what’s working well in their piece. 
Members of Shaun’s Front Room include Jay Paine, Terysa Dyer, Millie Tullis, Shaun Anderson, Jessie Hahn, Jack Bylund, Kylie Smith, Star Coulbrooke, Camille Sleight, and many beautiful others.

An open mic will follow the featured readers, where attendees (in person and Zooming in) are welcome to sign up to read up to seven minutes of their own creative work. 

Bring your mask, your voice, and your pen—we’ll see you then!

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Helicon West Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Helicon-West-Anthology-Ten-Year-Celebration

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Helicon West Features Amanda Luzzader February 24

Helicon West features Amanda Luzzader Thursday, February 24th at the CacheARTS Thatcher-Young Mansion in Logan. From her website:

A.M. Luzzader is an award-winning children’s author who writes chapter books and middle grade books. She specializes in writing books for preteens. A.M.’s fantasy adventure series ‘A Mermaid in Middle Grade’ is a magical coming of age book for ages 8-12. She is also the author of the ‘Hannah Saves the World’ series, which is a children’s mystery adventure, also for ages 8-12.


A.M. decided she wanted to write fun stories for kids when she was still a kid herself. By the time she was in fourth grade, she was already writing short stories. In fifth grade, she bought a typewriter at a garage sale to put her words into print, and in sixth grade she added illustrations. Now that she has decided what she wants to be when she grows up, A.M. writes books for girls and boys full time. She was selected as the Writer of the Year in 2019-2020 by the League of Utah Writers.

A.M. is the mother of a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old who often inspire her stories. She lives with her husband and children in northern Utah. She is a devout cat person and avid reader.

A.M. Luzzader’s books are appropriate for ages 5-12. Her chapter books are intended for kindergarten to third grade, and her middle grade books are for third grade through sixth grade. Find out more about A.M., sign up to receive her newsletter, and get special offers at her website: http://www.amluzzader.com.

An open mic will follow Amanda’s reading, where attendees (in person and Zooming in) are welcome to sign up to read up to seven minutes of their own creative work. 

Bring your mask, your voice, and your pen—we’ll see you then!

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Helicon West Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Helicon-West-Anthology-Ten-Year-Celebration

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Helicon West Postponed – No Meeting February 10th

There will be NO Helicon West on Thursday, February 10th. 


We are thrilled to reconvene at the end of the month on Thursday, February 24th, at the CacheARTS Thatcher-Young Mansion (& on Zoom!) to hear local prolific writer Amanda Luzzader!


Stay tuned for the flier and learn more at amluzzader.com


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Helicon West Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Helicon-West-Anthology-Ten-Year-Celebration