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English honor society to host October 12 poetry festival

ISSUED: 26 September 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Local high school students are encouraged to participate in the third annual poetry festival sponsored by Shepherd University’s English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, on Friday, October 12, at 6 p.m. in the Storer Ballroom. Featured events include poetry recitations, literature-themed raffles, and a “Bad Poetry” competition.

Attendees are welcome to read their own poems or poems by others. The event will highlight poems from “Work and Days” by Tess Taylor, the Sigma Tau Delta common read book for the 2019 international convention.

The event is free and open to the public and will offer refreshments. For more information, contact Dr. Heidi Hanrahan, professor of English, at

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