ISSUED: 6 February 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English honor society has won a $100 Regents’ Common Reader Award for hosting a poetry festival in October 2018. Local high school students were encouraged to participate in the free festival, reading their own work or poems by others. The event highlighted poems from Work and Days by Tess Taylor, the Sigma Tau Delta common reader book for the 2019 international convention.
The Regents’ Common Reader Award provides an opportunity for individual Sigma Tau Delta chapters to organize and host a local event or activity based on the common reader and encourages chapters to share a convention-related experience even if they are not able to attend.
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