Programs of the Heller Center
Create a reading cluster and share books, conversation, insights, and snacks. All while enjoying the beauty of the Heller Center.
The Heller Center aims to inspire and promote new works by offering fellowships to scholars and artists from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Fellows are provided with one and two week stays in the picturesque and historic Heller Center guest house. They receive a stipend and travel funding.
Fellows are provided access to UCCS facilities and to the expertise of the UCCS faculty in the pursuit of their specific projects. Each fellow is asked to present their work in a public format such as a lecture, performance, or exhibit during their stay. Heller fellows are selected annually by the Heller Faculty Board.
What is a Solan?
Dating back to the literary and philosophical movements of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, a salon is “a fashionable assemblage of notables (such as literary figures, artists, or statesmen) held by custom at the home of a prominent person.”
At the Heller Center, junior faculty present their research to the campus and wider Colorado Springs community. The audience may choose – or not - to read a pre-posted selection of the professor’s writing before the event. After a brief lecture, the floor opens for questions and conversation – all with wine and cheese.