WSU to Host National Undergraduate Literature Conference

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will host the 23rd Annual National Undergraduate Literature Conference (NULC) April 3-5.

The three-day conference is the only literature conference in the country that focuses exclusively on undergraduates. Students across the country submit pieces in one of seven categories: American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Essays, Fiction, Poetry and Creative Works in Spanish. Many students then have the opportunity to make presentations about their work at the conference.

This year's featured speakers include Geoffrey Wolff, the acclaimed author of three works of nonfiction, as well as six novels, most recently "The Age of Consent"; poet Eleanor Wilner, former editor of The American Poetry Review; and Bret Anthony Johnston, author of the internationally acclaimed "Corpus Christi: Stories."

Wilner will speak in conjunction with the WSU Convocation Series on April 3 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom A. Wilner also will make a presentation on April 4 at 11 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. Wolff will speak April 4 at 4 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

The "My Favorite Poem Project," sponsored by NULC, will include featured writers and community members sharing their favorite poems. It will be held April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

With the exception of a banquet on April 3, all of the conference sessions and readings are free and open to the public. For more information or to view a complete schedule of the conference, visit

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Carl Porter, NULC co-director
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Mike Vause, NULC co-director
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Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
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