February 29 - March 3 • New Orleans Marriott • New Orleans, LA


Featured Speakers' Books

Naomi Shihab Nye


There Is No Long Distance Now



You & Yours

19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East


A Maze Me: Poems for Girls

I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK?

Anthony Doerr

Memory Lane

Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

About Grace

The Shell Collector

Natasha Trethewey

Bellocq's Ophelia

Domestic Work

Native Guard

Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication)

"Hearing great writers like Li-Young Lee and Chris Abani was one of the greatest highlights of the trip. The passion and creativity of these writers along with the student writers that I listened to are proving to be a great influence in my own writing this semester ." Read complete story.

Raina L. Shults
Theta Omicron Chapter
Union University, Jackson, TN
2010 Convention

Featured Speakers

Naomi Shihab Nye
Anthony Doerr
Natasha Trethewey

Naomi Shihab Nye

Wednesday, February 29, 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. (Mardi Gras Ballroom)
Pre-Convention Literacy Celebration (sponsored by NEHS)

Thursday, March 1, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. (Acadia)
Workshop, followed by a book signing (Carondelet)

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Naomi Shihab Nye's Biography at the Poetry Foundation

Anthony Doerr

Thursday, March 1, 7:30 - 8:50 p.m. (Acadia/Bissonet)

Friday, March 2, 8:00 - 9:15 a.m. (Acadia)
Workshop, followed by a book signing (Bissonet)
Workshop Handouts

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Anthony Doerr's Website

Natasha Trethewey

Friday, March 2, 7:30 - 8:50 p.m. (Acadia/Bissonet)
Reading, followed by a book signing

Saturday, March 3, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Acadia)

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Sigma Tau Delta Common Reader: Bellocq's Ophelia
Natasha Trethewey's Website

Special Guest

Tom Kimmel

Tom Kimmel

Saturday, March 3, 1:45 - 3:00 p.m. (Acadia)
Songwriting Workshop (Sponsored by Sigma Kappa Delta)

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Tom Kimmel's Website