2019 Convention Awards Common Reader News

2019 Common Reader Award Opportunities


The Common Reader selected for the 2018-2019 academic year is Work & Days, by Tess Taylor. The first step in the Common Reader project is reading the book. It is available at most libraries and major bookstores, including our partner Better World Books. Next, begin exploring these opportunities:

  • The Regents’ Common Reader Awards provide an opportunity for individual chapters to organize and host a local event or activity based on Work & Days. Chapter members do not need to attend next spring’s convention to apply. View application guidelines to find out how you can receive $100 for your event or activity.
  • Common Reader Convention Awards of up to $600, for critical essays or other genres of work that deal with the 2018-2019 Common Reader, will be given at the 2019 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in St. Louis, MO, March 27-30.To be eligible, students need to indicate on the convention submission form that their work is in the Common Reader category (presentation type). Guidelines will be posted on the convention website by August 1.

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