The Misericordia University Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society is hosting a poetry auction benefit ‘The Wonder of Words’ from 7-10 p.m. on April 9 in the third-floor Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. Auction proceeds from the National Poetry Month event will benefit literacy efforts in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. To participate in the auction, poets are asked to donate five cents per word in their poem. Audience members who are moved by the composition during the reading are asked to match the cost of the donated poem. For more information about being a participant or attending the event, contact Amanda Caleb, assistant professor of English, at email@example.com or 570-674-8113. Sigma Tau Delta Chapter officers organizing the event include, from left, first row, Maggy Hanlon, secretary, Scranton; Jacob Hebda, vice president, Dallas; and Auraleah Grega, president, Wapwallopen. Second row: John Meholic, treasurer, Jermyn, and Caleb.