Embracing Mistakes: Daniel Mendelsohn and Storytelling

2014 Convention Story by Amy Pollard Vice President, Kappa Upsilon Chapter Saint Martin’s University, Lacey, WA I traveled 3,000 miles to Savannah, Georgia . . . to learn that I’d made a mistake. It was Friday night. I’d just returned … Continue reading

It’s All About the Fog

This piece was the honorable mention winner in the 2013-2014 Far Western Region Blog Contest. by Leah Becker Vice President, Alpha Upsilon Epsilon chapter University of Portland, Portland, OR Northwest literature is all about fog. Yes, there is much more … Continue reading

Why I Serve

By Robert “Chaos” Durborow Associate Student Representative, Far Western Region Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT The first rule, as my dear old dad drilled into me from birth (a minor exaggeration…but not much), is: pay attention. These two words … Continue reading

Far Western Region Blog Contest Rules and Guidelines

Revised Deadline: January 31, 2014 Topic We are seeking entries for the Far Western Region’s page on the Society blog, WORDY by Nature. Contestants are invited to submit a blog article of no less than 400 and no more than … Continue reading

Twitter Expanded: 4 Sep. ’09, twitter.com/linnylinlin

This piece was the first place winner in the 2012-2013 Far Western Region Blog Contest in the Open Topic category. A call for submissions for the 2013-2014 regional blog contests will be announced soon. by Lindsey Nguyen Treasurer, Phi Phi … Continue reading

A Gatsby Inspired Send-Off

by Katie Patterson-Hutlett Far Western Student Representative, 2013-2014 Dixie State University, St. George, UT After a fantastic year of successes and awesome member participation, my fellow officers, Chapter Sponsor, and I chose to end the year with a grand celebration. … Continue reading

On Seattle and Songwriting

by Joanne Santomauro President, 2012-2013 Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA While Washington isn’t exactly known as our country’s hub of literary achievement (does Twilight count?), Seattle does dominate the language arts in one category: songwriting. Say what you will … Continue reading

The Dream of Chaos and Old Night

by Bob “Chaos” Durborow Associate Student Representative Far Western Region Southern Utah University I began reading at the rather early age of three and started getting serious about it at five. I read Jules Verne and J.R.R. Tolkien at six … Continue reading

No Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Far Western Region Blog Contest: Category: Region and Literature First Place: “No Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Chelsea Johnson Second Place: “On Seattle and Songwriting” by Joanne Santomauro Category: … Continue reading

Popular Culture and the Written Word at Cal State Fullerton

by Lauren Bailey President, Alpha Delta Zeta chapter California State University, Fullerton Cal State Fullerton held a Far Western regional event this fall under the theme of “Popular Culture and the Written Word.” This event spanned 2 days, with 47 … Continue reading