Have You Met Your Extended English Family?

Sigma Tau Delta has long since prided itself with its members’ involvement and community engagement, which they have exemplified over the years. From book drives, to fundraisers, to Banned Books Week, Sigma Tau Delta members from all over the world … Continue reading

Six Degrees of Almost Famous Women

Famous Women Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks

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

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

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

Almost Famous Women Cover

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

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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