On October 30th, Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, hosted a spooky double-header. The evening began with the first book club of the year, during which students discussed H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulu." Sigma Tau Delta members plan to make the book club a monthly event, allowing both members and the general public to do something most college students don't have time for: reading for pleasure.
Afterwards, the group hosted a writing lock-in. Inspired by the 200th anniversary of the composition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Sigma Tau Delta gave students three hours to compose their own horror stories. Dr. Peter Grimes gave a short talk about the history of Frankenstein and offered some tips and prompts for writing horror. When time was up, all the writers shared their stories of horror, ranging from the making of sirens and fae toys to first dates and campfire stories gone bad.