The Common Reader selected for the 2019-2020 academic year is Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, by Terry Tempest Williams. 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 Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert. 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 2019-2020 Common Reader, will be given at the Sigma Tau Delta 2020 International Convention in Las Vegas, NV, March 25-28.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.