Three Marian University English students and one Marian University English alumna presented their work while attending the Sigma Tau Delta 2019 International Convention in St. Louis Mo., March 27- 30. Sigma Tau Delta, the English International Honor Society, distinguishes students who exhibit high achievement in English studies and fosters an appreciation for writing and literature.
Philomena Dorobek presented her original poetry collection, “A Woman Knows;” Jacqueline Janik presented her critical essay, “Edna St. Vincent Millary’s Subversive Femininity;” Connor Martin presented his original poetry collection, “Again and Again and Again;” and alumna, Kelli Bahls presented her creative non-fiction, “Speaking Bird.” Janik’s work earned her Honorable Mention in the Critical Essays: American Literature category, while Bahls also earned her an Honorable Mention in the Alumni category.
“Attending the convention provided a unique opportunity for me to not only share my own work, but to engage with the works of other students from around the country,” Janik said. “I was able to attend discussions with two published writers, attend career building workshops, and engage in discussion about issues that are currently relevant in the literary field. This was my second year attending, and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity.”