Six Degrees of Almost Famous Women

Announced during convention season this year, Megan Mayhew Bergman’s Almost Famous Women is the 2017 Sigma Tau Delta Common Reader. This collection of short stories provides imaginative, brief glimpses at the lives of extraordinary, and extraordinarily different, women. Why they … Continue reading

Making “Almost Famous” Stories

Samantha Miller Student Advisor, 2016-2018 Alpha Epsilon Alpha Chapter The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ When I first read Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” in eighth grade, I was struck by one primary thought: I wanted to write like that … Continue reading

Announcing Our 2017 Common Reader

Shannin Schroeder 2017 Convention Chair Make sure to carve some time out of your summer reading schedule for our 2017 Common Reader, Megan Mayhew Bergman’s short story collection Almost Famous Women, which details the colorful lives of these intrepid women. … Continue reading

Simon Ortiz: Real Writing

Robert Durborow Student Advisor, 2014-2016 Pi Omega Chapter Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY My first impression of Simon Ortiz at the 2015 Sigma Tau Delta Annual Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, can be summed up in a single word: … Continue reading

A Reader’s Take on “From Sand Creek”

by Robert Durborow Student Advisor, 2014-2016 Pi Omega Chapter Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY Our 2015 Common Reader is by award-winning Native American poet and writer, Simon J. Ortiz, a native of Deetseyaamah, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. I can … Continue reading

Convention Timeline

Congratulations to those of you that had a paper or roundtable presentation accepted to the 2014 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Savannah, GA! So what should you do now? Follow this handy schedule to make sure you are fully … Continue reading

Common Reader Book Club

We the Animals, by Justin Torres Every year, Sigma Tau Delta selects a book to be our Common Reader. This is a book that all Sigma Tau Deltans are encouraged to read, discuss, and use as a jumping-off point for … Continue reading

A Critical Summer Job

by Colin Joseph Loeffler Midwestern Associate Student Representative, 2013-2014 North Central College, Naperville, IL Books have taken over my desk. That’s nothing terribly out of the ordinary, except that, for once, they’re organized in nice, neat stacks. Let’s take a … Continue reading

In Case You Missed It!

The 2012-2013 school year was a busy time for Sigma Tau Delta, and there were MANY interesting and informative articles in our blog this year. In case you missed them, or if you just want a refresher for a head-start … Continue reading

Announcing Our 2014 Common Reader

We the Animals by Justin Torres by Sidney Watson 2014 Convention Chair Make a wee bit of space in your summer reading list for our 2014 Common Reader, We the Animals by Justin Torres. At 144 pages, it will only … Continue reading