#Shakespeare400: Celebrating the Bard’s Quadricentennial

As a Sigma Tau Delta member, scholar of literature, theatre-goer, or user-of-the-internet, you may have heard that 2016 was the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. The Bard left us on April 23, 1616, after penning 37 plays and hundreds … Continue reading

Opportunity to Impact Lives through a BWB Internship

Sophie Hulen was the 2016 recipient of the Sigma Tau Delta/Better World Books Summer Internship. Read on to learn about her experience, and to see what you could gain from applying for the 2017 BWB Internship. One Christmas, before I … Continue reading

Chapter’s Hardship Leads to a Better World

Sigma Tau Delta chapter members are hardworking, willing to see projects through successful completion. Sometimes, though, chapters face moments of hardship and need reminding that their determination and actions can lead to a better world. Rho Iota’s Story The Rho … Continue reading

AuthorSHIP Project Grant: Encouraging Young Minds to Write!

Phi Psi, Shippensburg University‘s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, was the 2015-2016 Sigma Tau Delta Project Grant recipient for their AuthorSHIP Project Grant contest, a Central Pennsylvania competition that encourages young writers in multiple writing styles. The three categories include … Continue reading

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

What To Do With An English Major: Library of Congress Internship

Emily Spangler Associate Student Representative, Eastern Region, 2015-2016 Alpha Gamma Kappa Chapter Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV People always assume I, as an English major, want to teach, and they always are so unapologetically wrong. An English major offers countless paths … Continue reading

Bookstores and Coffee Shops: An English Major Finds Home

Sara Stammer Student Representative, Eastern Region, 2015-2016 Alpha Epsilon Alpha Chapter The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ Does a better combination exist for English majors than local bookstores and good coffee? Both are readily available in Minneapolis, and I … Continue reading

An Eye-Opening and Goal-Affirming Internship: My Time with Penn Press

Liz Hallgren 2015 Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend Recipient Alpha Ro Theta Chapter Macalester College, St. Paul, MN This summer I had the opportunity to intern with Penn Press, the University of Pennsylvania’s scholarly publishing company. I always have … Continue reading

Family Holiday Conversations on Why I Write

Kelly Kramer Zeta Tau Chapter Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA It’s Thanksgiving. If I’m lucky, I’m being interviewed by well-meaning family members; if not, it’s my college roommate’s family. Regardless, when they hear I’m an English major, they want to know … Continue reading