Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., remain committed to the arts, and one of their signature literary programs is coming to Houston.
The Houston Alumnae Chapter will present Delta Authors on Tour on Saturday, May 4 at the Houston Public Library downtown.
“Attendees can expect to see African-American women writers,” said Tina Marie Jones-Green, president of the Houston Alumnae Chapter. “We want to celebrate these women and what they can offer the community.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to the authors – all of whom are members of Delta Sigma Theta – network with others, and of course, purchase books.
“We want our community to rally around these women and with the literacy campaign that Delta has underneath our thrust, we are attempting to get kids to embrace the need to read and read more. We miss out on so much because we’re not informed. We’re hoping people can relate to the things these authors have written that we have gone through.”
This is the final stop of the Delta Authors on Tour and Jones-Green says they are hoping to wrap the tour on a grand level.
“This is the close-out of this tour,” Jones said. “In each state, they’ve had their own authors. There is a catalog produced by our national headquarters, we go through that and make an offer to these ladies to come to our city. We’ve been planning for half a year. Most of the tours charge the public, but we have worked hard to get underwriters to make this event free.”
Among those featured are three local authors:
Brenda A. White –Author of Why Not Keep Up with the Joneses, The Best I Have to Offer, The Final Offer. She is also a contributor to The Ex Chroniclesanthology with Brown Girls Books.
Dr. Annetra Piper– Author of two novels – When You Think of Me and Living with No Regrets.
Angelia Stubbs – Author ofCupcake and Noodles Go to Kenya. The Houston native and attorney conceived the Cupcake and Noodles series to highlight the adventures she had with her family as they roam the world together.
Other authors featured include:
LaJill Hunt – Author of My Mama’s Dramaand several other novels and anthologies. The memorable characters she created, and the entertaining stories she tells draws best-selling success and a following of fans, young and old.
Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook– Honorary Member, Author of Soul Sisters: Devotions for and from African American, Latina, and Asian Women. Her work includes inspirational stories from women of all backgrounds who have overcome life’s obstacles and become even stronger because of their struggles.
Dr. Karen V. Senior – Author ofBeautiful You Are. A Speech Language Pathologist, Senior explores how she allowed others to “look” at her, and her perception of how she looked. What did they truly see when they looked in her eyes?
Sheryl Mallory-Johnson – Author ofThe Hand She Played. The Adjunct Professor teaches literature and humanities classes at the collegiate level. She is also the Founder of the “1619 National Celebration of Black Women” movement.
“We try to be well-rounded with the type of writings these authors offer,” Jones-Green said. “We knew that we were looking for women to speak on issues that we face, children’s authors…those are the types of things we were looking for.”
Register at https://form.jotform.com/90994792015163.
Delta Authors on Tour
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3 to 6 p.m.
Houston Public Library
Julia Ideson Building
550 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77002