#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

Banned Books: Symbols of Positive Ideological Shifts

Persepolis Read Banned Books

As literature lovers, it is our instinctual response to regard Banned Books Week with a modicum of solemn reflection; a week when we think about the thousands of people unable to enrich their literary lives with profound works like Animal … 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