Authors to Share Chapters of Experience with Students

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will hold the 18th-annual National
Undergraduate Literature Conference April 3-5.  More than 115 students from 33 colleges and universities nationwide will present critical and creative papers to an audience of peers. The event is the largest undergraduate gathering of its kind in the country.

 Participants will have the opportunity to hear readings and lectures from award-winning authors David Duncan, Linda Hogan and Stephen Trimble. The public is invited to their free addresses.

 Duncan is the author of the novels The River Why and The Brothers K. Hogan, a Chickasaw, is the author of novels, short stories, poetry and the play, A Piece of Moon, which won the Five Civilized Tribes Playwriting Award in 1980. Trimble, based in Salt Lake City, has published 18 books, primarily focused on the land—westernlands and natural history.

 Duncan, the keynote speaker for the conference, will give a public reading at 6 p.m., April 2 at the Community Writing Center, 3159 Grant Ave. Trimble will speak April 4 at 10 a.m. in the Stewart Library Special Collections. Hogan will speak later that day at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections area. A question-answer session with Trimble and Hogan will take place April 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the Special Collections area.

 Students will share their original works April 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 5 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The readings will take place at various locations in the Shepherd Union Building. Presentations will be delivered in categories such as: American, British and world literature, fiction, non-fiction, Shakespeare, poetry and literary critiques. For a complete schedule visit the conference web site at

 The conference is presented by WSU’s English department in conjunction with James C. and Jodee Hoellein, Dr. Leon and Judy Jones, the Browning Lead Trust Fund and the Rich Foundation.

Mikel Vause, co-director of NULC
(801) 626-6659 ·

Carl Porter, co-director of NULC
(801) 626-6872 ·

John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 ·