West Virginia Universitys English Honorary invites the community to participate in a read-in from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, as part of West Virginia Universitys month-long celebration of Africana history.
WVU s Sigma Tau Delta chapter, an international English honorary, will host the African American Read-In Chain in the Stansbury Hall Library (third floor). The local event is part of the national read-in sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English, with the endorsement of the International Reading Association. The event is free and open to the public.
The Read In is intended to promote literacy and the reading of African American literature and to encourage at least one million people reading African American literature at the same time. The read in is part of a chain of national events and will include a wide variety of African American writers. While there, people are asked to participate as much or as little as they like.
Sigma Tau Delta is a member of the National Association of College Honor Societies. Members of this organization design and participate in literary events and service projects. They also receive The Rectangle, a journal which publishes fiction, poetry and criticism written by members of Sigma Tau Delta. A scholarship is available by the national organization. Membership is also part of the students record when applying for work, grants, fellowships or further study. To be eligible, students must have a 3.4 GPA or higher with 48 hours or more of course work completed. Eligible students are invited to apply each fall.