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Funding

Our annual convention is the ultimate Sigma Tau Delta experience—a unique and amazing opportunity to spend four event-filled days with over 900 students, faculty, and respected authors who share your love of English…

Submission Overview

Submissions will be accepted  through the Sigma Tau Delta Convention Submission portal, which will be posted here September 26 – October 31, 2022. Be sure to set up your account with an email address…

Author Spotlight

For the 2023 Convention in Denver, we are having an Author Spotlight as well as the traditional Common Reader. The 2023 Author Spotlight is American novelist Toni Morrison (1931-2019). From the 1970 publication of Morrison’s first…

Common Reader

The Denver 2023 Convention features Brenda Peynado’s wonderful short story collection The Rock Eaters. While these stories could be described as colorful, they can also be exhilarating, thought-provoking…

Funding

Funding   Our annual convention is the ultimate Sigma Tau Delta experience—a unique and amazing opportunity to spend four event-filled days with over 900 students,

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Submission Overview

Submission Overview Academic Submissions Description Eligible Submissions Open Submissions Due Decision Date Papers: Critical Essay or Creative Works Students, Alumni Sep 26, 2022 Oct 31,

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Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight For the 2023 Convention in Denver, we are having an Author Spotlight as well as the traditional Common Reader. The 2023 Author Spotlight

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Common Reader

2023 COMMON READER The Denver 2023 Convention features Brenda Peynado’s wonderful short story collection The Rock Eaters. While these stories could be described as colorful, they

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“Colorful Colorado” is, of course, a bit redundant as Colorado gained its name from being a place of beautiful colors: blue skies and waters, green fields and forests, snow-topped mountains and natural treasures. Colorado is home to some of America’s most beautiful national parks: Rocky Mountain in the northeast of the state and Mesa Verde in the southwest corner of the state. Denver, the famous “mile high city” (stay hydrated!) has nearby attractions: Union Station, the Denver Zoo, and the Center for Colorado Women’s History museum, among others. Step outside the convention hotel to find the famed 16th Street pedestrian mall designed by I. M. Pei: a shopping, dining, and street entertainment mecca.

Our 2023 Convention is celebrating an author of color, American novelist Toni Morrison (1931-2019) with student papers written about her novels and by bringing to Denver the four authors of The Toni Morrison Book Club, a delightful blend of literary criticism, memoir, and personal anecdote written by four colleagues brought together to discuss Morrison’s novels.

To support our “Colorful Colorado” theme, convention theme paper awards will also be given to academic papers that explore the works of writers of color. To be considered for a convention theme award, please select “convention theme” as your theme keyword, or submit your paper in the “Multicultural American Literature (African, Latinx, Native, Asian)” category.

Lastly, the Denver 2023 Convention features Brenda Peynado’s wonderful short story collection The Rock Eaters. While these stories could be described as colorful, they can also be exhilarating, thought-provoking, and, at times, terrifying. They are best read with a buddy, so please persuade your friends to read The Rock Eaters and to chat about them with you in your chapters and in “Colorful Colorado.”

Important Dates

Submission Deadlines
Oct 10 – Alumni Professional Development Presentations
Oct 10 – Chapter Share Tables
Oct 31 – Papers (Critical Essay / Creative)
Oct 31 – Roundtable Presentations
Oct 31 – Research in the Round Host Proposals

Submission Notifications
Nov 15 – Alumni Professional Development Presentations, Chapter Share Tables, Roundtables, Research in the Round Host
Dec 14 – Papers

Registration
Jan 4 to Jan 17 – Early / Presenter Registration
Jan 18 to Feb 1 – General Registration
Feb 2 to Apr 1 – Late / Onsite Registration