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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.

Upcoming Regional Event Posts

As a service to its members, Sigma Tau Delta provides links to regional conferences and other non-Society-sponsored English events. Regional events will be posted on this page as they are scheduled.


If you wish to have a link to your conference or event on this web page, please complete the Event Posting Request Form.

 


Sigma Tau Delta Southwestern Regional Conference

Sponsored by the Alpha Psi Nu Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta

Date:
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, TX—in-person and virtual (Teams) attendance (In-person? Please bring a laptop.)

Purpose: Southwestern Region Conference (a day of sharing work, making new friends, attending round tables, and preparing for convention and publication submission)

Southwestern Regional Conference Video Invite

Submission Guidelines

How do you interpret the themes?

In preparation for submission to the Sigma Tau Delta 2023 Convention and for the 2024 Sigma Tau Delta Review and Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, you are invited to engage with the Southwestern Region Sigma Tau Deltans and share your work.

We suggest submissions and panels related to

  • Nature and environment
  • Rocky Mountains and Colorado
  • Toni Morrison
  • Miscellaneous panels related to genres (poetry, nonfiction and research, creative writing), publishing, professionalism, writing, etc.

Submission Eligibility:

Participants must be members of Sigma Tau Delta to present.

Submission Requirements: Submit a 100-word description of your work with a registration form (attached). Panels will be established in mid-September and participants will be contacted with a full conference schedule

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 9, 11:59 p.m.

Registration Cost: Cost for participating for both members and non-members is one new book for our Book Fairy Program. Bring a copy of your favorite book (K-12 appropriate, please).

Email Questions to: sigmataudelta@utdallas.edu with subject line: SW Conference Questions

Registration and Additional Information:

 

High Plains Regional Conference

Sponsored by the Alpha Theta Beta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta

Date:
Friday, October 14 - Saturday, October 15, 2022

Location: 
Virtual Event

Purpose and Description: 
The Alpha Theta Beta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Friends University will hold a virtual undergraduate and graduate research conference for the High Plains Region and our neighbors from other regions. We invite all students as well as current Sigma Tau Delta members and alumni members of Sigma Tau Delta to send critical papers and creative works to share in scholarly and creative presentations, and attendance is open to all.

Our guest speaker will be Rock Neelly, author of Salt Fork Stations. Rock Neelly is a Professor of English and Communications. He has written numerous articles in magazines, journals, and books over the last fifteen years. In his career, he has been a newspaper man, a sales manager, a contributing editor, and a bad guitarist in a garage band. Neelly, the grandson of cattle ranchers, the son of teachers, grew up on the high plains of Kansas shooting baskets and pheasant. The Salt Fork Stations, although based on his family roots, is a work of fiction. The novel takes place in Oklahoma and Kansas, beginning in the Cherokee Strip, a place that became Woods County, Oklahoma. To learn more about the book check out this review.

The conversation and Q&A will take place on the evening of Friday, October 14. We will also have a number of other activities of interest including a session to generate roundtable submissions for the 2023 International Convention in March, an alumni roundtable, and an open mic night.

Schedule (all times Central Time)

Friday, October 14
7:00-8:00 Guest Author Q&A, Rock Neelly
8:00-8:30 Open Mic

Saturday, October 15
9:00-11:30 morning sessions
11:30-12:45 Lunch Break and Convention Roundtable Networking
1:00-5:00 afternoon sessions

Registration Cost: Free/The conference will be virtual this year.

Submission Guidelines

Submission Eligibility:
Submissions for presentation are open to any undergraduate or graduate student, as well as current Sigma Tau Delta members and alumni members of Sigma Tau Delta.

Submission Requirements:
Presenters may submit either a critical essay or creative work in any genre, and submissions should not exceed 2,500 words in length. Critical presentations are welcome on any period or genre of literature, popular culture, media, film, rhetoric/composition studies, or pedagogy. If you have a critical topic that you would like to present but have not quite completed the work, you may send a 250- to 500-word abstract of the paper instead.

Please feel free to email the High Plains Regent, Dr. Kassia Krone, at kassia_krone@friends.edu if you have questions about the topic of your paper.

Document Format for Submissions:

  • Word document (.doc or .docx)
  • Files should be named like this: “LastNameCritical” or “LastNameCreative”
  • For both critical and creative works, in the body of your email, please include the title and genre of the submission, a 100-250 word description of its content, and your current institution and class standing if a student, or the institution you graduated from if you are an alumni member. Audio-visual technology will be available.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Acceptance Notifications: no later than Friday, October 7

Email Questions to: Kassia Waggoner Krone at kassia_waggoner@friends.edu.

Registration and Additional Information: 

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Regional Conference

Sponsored by the Alpha Upsilon Phi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta

Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2022

Location: 
Virtual Event

Purpose: 
The University of North Georgia Gainesville chapter of Sigma Tau Delta is proud to host this free, virtual event on October 22, 2022. We welcome undergraduate and graduate presentations in literary studies and creative writing.

Individual presentations will be grouped in panels with 2-3 other presenters based on genre, topic, time period, etc. All presenters will read their work synchronously over Zoom and participate in follow-up discussions at the end of each panel. Presentations should be between 8 and 15 minutes. In keeping with the requirements for the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, papers should be limited to 2,000 words.

Among other things we hope this event provides new presenters an opportunity to practice their presentation skills and receive feedback on their work in advance of the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention deadline at the end of October.

Submission Eligibility:
Participants need not be members of Sigma Tau Delta to present but should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.

Submission Requirements:

Complete the linked Google Form to apply. https://forms.gle/54vdsNxzG2P8NdSq5

Presenters are asked to submit the following:
• paper title
• an abstract of no more than 200 words
• relevant keywords
• personal details including name, campus email address, university

Authors of creative works, please aim to fill the 8-15 minute individual presentation block. Whether that means reading multiple related pieces from a collection or a single longer work (fewer than 2,000 words), either is suitable.

This event is intended as a practice session for those hoping to attend the Sigma Tau Delta Convention in Denver, so papers should be limited to 2,000 words. Presentation times should be 8-15 minutes.

Types of Submissions Accepted:

Critical & creative writing

Submission Deadline: 
Papers: Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Email Questions to: Leigh G. Dillard at UNGsigmataudelta@gmail.com with the subject line "Southern Regional Conference."

Additional Information: 

All authors will be notified of acceptance after completion of the review process and will then be sent a registration form. All accepted authors are expected to be present on the day of the conference to present synchronously.

Registration is open to non-presenters as well. All participants in the conference MUST be registered to gain entry to the Zoom space.

 

Annual International Convention

March 29 - April 1, 2022
Denver, CO

Regional Events

October 1, 2022
Southwestern Region
Hybrid (Virtual and Onsite) Event

October 14 - 15, 2022
High Plains
Virtual Event

October 22, 2022
Southern Region
Virtual Event