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Seventeen Eighteen

1718 is a student-run literary reading series that features a published writer and student writers in a monthly public reading. 1718 readings are free and open to the public and are held the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at The Columns Hotel (3811 St. Charles Ave.) during the school year (September-May). Founded in 2006 by Loyola English alum, poet, and author, Martin Pousson, 1718 quickly became one of the premiere reading series in the city and remains a vital part of the New Orleans literary scene.

Fall 2013 Schedule

  • September 3: Rebecca Morgan Frank
  • October 1: Daniel Brook
  • November 5: George Bishop
  • December 3: Abraham Smith

Spring 2014 Schedule

  • January 7:
  • February 4: Shelly Taylor
  • March 4: Chelsey Johnson
  • April 1: Wayne Koestembaum
  • May 6: TBD

For more information, contact faculty advisor Shelly Taylor ( or the student organizer, Erin Little ( .


Sigma Tau Delta

The local chapter of the National English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta sponsors numerous events throughout the year, including faculty presentations on subjects ranging from Milton to the graphic novel Watchmen, workshops on applying to graduate school, and readings by English majors from their honors theses. Sigma Tau Delta is open to all students interested in literature and writing who maintain high academic standards. For more information, visit or contact the faculty sponsor Hillary Eklund: