2023 Convention

2023 Convention Highlights

Last week, Sigma Tau Delta converged on Denver, CO, for the 2023 Convention. New relationships were forged, memories were made, and money was given away. But most importantly, a love of literature, language, and writing was shared among a group of like-minded people. The event was a smashing success and we are eagerly looking forward to our centennial year convention next year in St. Louis.

The 2023 Convention opened with a poetry reading by local Denver authors Emily Perez, Wayne Miller, and Nicky Beer.

The convention also featured two Keynote Speakers. On Thursday evening, Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Cassandra Jackson, and Piper Kendrix Williams read from and discussed their book The Toni Morrison Book Club in honor of our first ever Author Spotlight: Toni Morrison. The next afternoon’s keynote address was by Brenda Peynado, author of the 2023 Common Reader The Rock Eaters.

Thursday morning kicked off with a set of workshops led by the Student Leadership Committee and by alumni members.

Throughout the course of convention, chapters hosted both Displays and Merchandise Sales.

While convention attendees certainly reap the benefits of keynote speaker and workshop presentations, the heart and soul of any Sigma Tau Delta convention is the critical and creative work shared by our student presenters.

The Denver Convention offered a return to the ever-popular Literary Pub-Style Trivia while also adding a brand new event, Student Social Salons, which were hosted by the Student Leaders during downtime over lunch and dinner breaks on Thursday and Friday.

The 2023 Convention culminated in an Awards Luncheon where Sigma Tau Delta gave away nearly $12,000 in Convention Awards.

And last but not least, no convention is complete without a bit of frivolity.

We hope you all will join us again next year in St. Louis, MO, for the 2024 Convention where Sigma Tau Delta will be celebrating its centennial year!

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