Helicon West provides a regularly-scheduled place and time for members of the writing community to give their work a public voice, with no restrictions on levels of skill and censorship of ideas or craft. Publication of readers' work is one of the main goals.
Many teachers recommend Helicon West to their students. Some give extra credit for attendance by her composition and/or creative writing students. Comments have been overwhelmingly positive. (Archive of response papers available in Star Coulbrooke's office)