Regional Events

Participating in regional conferences and events is a great way to connect with other members of Sigma Tau Delta, make new professional contacts, expand your knowledge, and gain valuable experience presenting papers.

If your chapter is contemplating hosting a regional event, your first step should be to contact your Regent for information about promotional, and possible financial, assistance. Note: In order not to conflict with Sigma Tau Delta's annual spring convention, regional events should only be planned for the fall.

As a service to its members, Sigma Tau Delta also provides links to regional conferences and other non-Society-sponsored English events. If you wish to have a link to your conference or event on this web page, please complete the Event Posting Request Form.


The Chimes Literary Magazine Release Party

Sponsored by The Chimes Literary Magazine in collaboration with Shorter University's (SU) Department of English, SU's English Club, and the Beta Psi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta.

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Location: Shorter University
Rome, GA

Purpose: To showcase the writers and artist at Shorter University.

Join us as we celebrate the release of The Chimes with food and fun! On April 18, 2013 from 6-8 pm in the Price Learning Center located in the Livingston Library, we will be releasing the 2013-14 edition of The Chimes, "The Real and the Ideal". The winners of the creative writing contest will also be announced. We will not only feature readings and music by the artists represented, but we will have a reading by YA author, Kat Zhang. For more information, contact courtney.clifton@hawks.shorter.edu. Kat Zhang spent most of her childhood tramping through a world weaved from her favorite stories and games. When she and her best friend weren't riding magic horses or talking to trees, they were writing adaptations of plays for their stuffed animals (what would The Wizard of Oz have been like if the Cowardly Lion were replaced by a Loquacious Lamb?). This may or may not explain many of Kat's quirks today. By the age of twelve, Kat had started her first novel and begun plans for her life as a Real Live Author (she was rather more confident at twelve that she is even now). Said plans didn't come into fruition until seven years later, when her agent sold her trilogy, The Hybrid Chronicles, to HarperCollins. The first book, "What's Let of Me"-about a girl with two souls-was released September 18, 2012. Book 2, "Once We Were," released September 17, 2013. The final book, "Echoes of Us," will be out September 16, 2014. Kat is represented by Emmanuelle Morgen of Stonesong. In addition to contributing to "Pub(lishing) Crawl," a site for aspiring writers to talk about books, storytelling craft, and the publishing process, Kat has also had the pleasure of remote interning for a literary agent, specializing in Young Adult ficiton. When she is not exploring the world of her characters, she is exploring her own. To date, she's had the pleasure of visiting five countries, including more than half of the United States. She hopes to always keep writing and traveling. Visit katzhangwriter.com for more information.

Direct Questions to: Courtney Clifton at courtney.clifton@hawks.shorter.edu


2nd Annual CMU Conference on English Studies

Sponsored by Central Michigan University's (CMU) Sigma Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Location: Anspach Building, Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI

Purpose: The 2nd Annual CMU Conference on English Studies is intended to promote discussion on the themes of Revolution, Reconstruction, and Revival as it pertains to current trends and possible futures of English in the humanities. We will be addressing the revolutionary techniques used to develop, articulate, and mold the minds of young English studies students. We will also discuss areas that could or have been reconstructed in the current and future of the English studies curriculum. Finally, we will be meditating on the revival of historic pieces and their importance in the education scene, of English studies.

The conference will start with a roundtable discussion about the current environment and future of English in the humanities. Then, throughout the rest of the day, panels of undergraduate and graduate student presenters will share papers and lead discussions about these themes. CMU's Sigma Tau Delta chapter, in conjunction with the Department of English invite undergraduate and graduate students to submit abstract proposals for conference papers. Submissions may be directly related to this topic within language and literature, but the theme is open to interpretation including interdisciplinary studies.

Pre-Registration: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Direct Questions to: Brittney Head at sigmataudeltacmu@gmail.com