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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.

As a service to its members, Sigma Tau Delta 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.

Regional events will be posted on this page.

Shepherd Undergraduate Literature Conference

Sponsored by the Alpha Gamma Kappa Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Location: Shepherd University
Sheperdstown, WV

Students may submit either a research paper or creative writing. If submitting a research paper, students should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words. Those submitting creative writing should send in the entire story/stories or poem(s) they will be presenting. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes so papers will need to be condensed to fit this time constraint. Please include your name, preferred email address, and AV requirements with the submission.

Though all submissions are welcome, we especially encourage submissions addressing themes of shifting identities, negotiating new worlds, and facing prejudices. Inspired by the Sigma Tau Delta 2018 Common Reader, Cristina Henríquez's The Book of Unknown Americans, we hope to assemble a conference that raises questions presented in the novel, such as discussions over what it means to be an American, and how that identity shifts and changes.

Eligible papers/pieces must have been written during the fall 2016 or spring 2017 term. Recent graduates are welcome.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Email submissions to:
Email questions to: Brianna Maguire at

Annual International Convention

March 29-April 1, 2016
Louisville, KY

Regional Events

Nov. 14
Eastern Region
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV