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Helicon West, a showcase for poets and writers, where local, regional, and national authors vied for a place on the schedule for more than 15 years, was temporarily felled by COVID-19 budget cuts. Sugar House Press is has partnered with Helicon West to relaunch this wonderful reading series and press. 


This partnership has allowed Helicon West to survive and nurture Cache Valley's literacy scene, showcase establish poets and writers, and nurture less experienced writers with its open-mic portion and vibrant audience.


Will you help sustain Helicon West's vibrant new life? Helicon is a community-facing reading series, dedicated to serving much more than an academic audience. Attendees hear thoughtful, creative, inspired readings from writers of every genre and ability, from famous national authors to first-time knee-knocking novices at the open microphone.


A strong budgetary foundation requires ongoing support. Helicon West is grateful for devoted volunteers who lend their expertise in planning and marketing, but there are many additional expenses with public relations, printing, filming, and supporting/promoting featured authors by paying for travel expenses and providing a small honorarium. 


PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING. Any amount, one-time or ongoing, will be sincerely appreciated and put to good use. Your tax-deductible gift to Sugar House Press's Helicon West campaign will help guarantee the future of Helicon West. 100% of your gift goes to the expenses of this program: honorariums and travel expenses for featured readers, marketing and promotion, and the technology and support necessary for Helicon to flourish. 


Next, sincere thanks to all those readers and audience members who helped put Helicon West on the literary map. Go to, to view videos of previous Helicon West events; find someone you know, and spread the word. 


Finally, join us for our virtual and live readings. And consider donating to a new Logan library! We will need the additional space for Helicon West “Live and Alive” for another 15 years, at least.


Thank you in advance for your support—see you at Helicon West!

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