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The 24th Annual Utah Humanities Book Fair encourages participants to unplug from technology and immerse into literature instead. Photo credit: Alex Guzman

Take a look inside the book festival

Raymond Lucas September 22, 2021

In a world where technology dominates free time, the 24th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival encourages their participants to unplug and soak up the benefits of literature. The festival kicked off on...

Forrest Gander, Pulitzer Prize winner of 2019, visited Weber States Ogden campus on Sept. 14 to share experiences and poems. Photo credit: Weber State University

Gander in the outdoors

Raymond Lucas September 15, 2021

The sun shone on the faces of an audience with tent-shielded eyes fixated on Forrest Gander, as he explained to his listeners the connections he makes to the real world through his poetry. The event was...

Sometimes the best plan is having no plan at all. Photo credit: Aubree Eckhardt

My plan is . . . that I have no plan

Kierstynn King April 5, 2021

The amount of times I’ve attempted to write this column is thoroughly embarrassing. I’m not great at goodbyes — I suck at them. That's what this column feels like: a lengthy goodbye that...

Local venders and patrons participating in Fyrecon 2017 event. (Brooke Lilley / Signpost)

Fyrecon brings creators together

Leah Higginbotham June 24, 2019

From New York Times bestselling authors to famous artists who’ve worked at Disney, Fyrecon 2019 at Weber State Davis Campus brought some big names this year. Fyrecon is a writing and art conference...

Signpost sweeps for the three-peat

Signpost sweeps for the three-peat

Tori Waltz April 18, 2019

At this year’s Utah Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, The Signpost brought home 19 awards for original reporting and media works completed in 2018. Among those awards was the achievement...

Jesmyn Ward tells of her life stories and he past. (Kelly Watkins / The Signpost)

National Undergraduate Literature Conference celebrates 34 years

Colton Heward April 4, 2019

Weber State University annually hosts the National Undergraduate Literature Conference, where, this year, over 150 students, teachers and writers from across the country gathered on March 28 to March 30. Weber...

Metaphor contest booklet cover. (Bella Torres / The Signpost)

Flash your fiction, get published

Tiana Pack October 14, 2018

Metaphor, Weber State University’s literary journal, is holding its annual flash fiction contest. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place, and the winning submission will be...

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Never not writing

Nic Muranaka April 6, 2018

Once, I turned in an essay to a professor, and a week later it came back with notes, a recommendation and a not-so-gentle suggestion to make changes and submit it back to him. Frankly, I was shocked.Not...

On a quest to level up your writing

On a quest to level up your writing

Nic Muranaka October 25, 2017

How do you get better at a task, especially a difficult one? You practice it. You think about it. You listen to people talk about it. I play a lot of video games, and to get better, I practice. I listen...

Weber States renaissance man

Weber State’s renaissance man

Tyler Hoffman December 17, 2015

Professor Eric Swedin is a long time faculty member of Weber State University who has taught in four different colleges on campus. Long-time friend and colleague, Mark Stevenson, described him as a polymath,...

WSU English professor combines text with textiles

WSU English professor combines text with textiles

Lauren Porter November 18, 2015

  English Professor Judy Elsley presented her talent of combining the visual with the verbal in her presentation “Text(ile)s” on Nov. 5 at the Kimball Visual Arts Center Shaw Gallery. In...

Poetry saved my life

December 2, 2014

As a teenager I was always told that high school would be the best years of my life. I’m not sure where that idea came from, but it is certainly not a one-size-fits-all concept. Growing up I was not...

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