Recreation through Reading and Writing

Following last year’s inaugural blog contest’s success, the Midwestern Region once again put out a call for blog submissions reflecting on the Sigma Tau Delta 2017 International Convention theme: Recreation. Blogs flooded in, illustrating reading and writing’s roles in personal … 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

How to Write Creative Non-Fiction: An Introduction

Meghan Miller Student Representative, High Plains Region, 2015-2016 Zeta Psi Chapter University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO So, you want to write creative non-fiction without boring your readers to death by sounding like a textbook. You are not alone. Creative … Continue reading

2015 Scholarship Essay Winners—Part 2

Fall 2015 scholarship applicants reflected on the theme—Finding Home—for the Sigma Tau Delta 2016 International Convention in Minneapolis. Application essays help judges determine scholarship awards but are also judged independently; authors of the best essays from the fall round will … Continue reading

2015 Scholarship Essay Winners—Part 1

Fall 2015 scholarship applicants reflected on the theme—Finding Home—for the Sigma Tau Delta 2016 International Convention in Minneapolis. Application essays help judges determine scholarship awards but are also judged independently; authors of the best essays from the fall round receive … 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

Chapter Project Grant: Bridging the Gap Between High School and College Writing

by Chi Tau Chapter University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD Don’t forget to submit your Sigma Tau Delta Project Grant application by the extended deadline of November 1, 2015. Keep reading to see what one chapter accomplished with … Continue reading

Coming to Terms with Calling Yourself a Writer

Mercedes James Student Representative Far Western Region Alpha Epsilon Tau Chapter Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA When someone asks me to talk about myself, I usually give the generic, “I’m a senior at APU, majoring in English with a focus … 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

2015 Convention Submissions Due October 27

by Sarah Dangelantonio 2015 Convention Chair Do I dare disturb the universe? Do I dare to eat a peach? Do I dare submit to the Sigma Tau Delta 2015 Convention? Of course you do! We are quickly approaching the submission … Continue reading