Delta Authors On Tour-Chattanooga

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. accepted the charge by the National Arts and Letters Commission to host Delta Authors on Tour in Chattanooga. Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter hosted Delta Authors on Tour for the Southern Region.  The largest region includes Alabama, the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. 

Delta Authors on Tour (DAOT) was established in August 2000 by members Stephanie Perry Moore, Trevy A. McDonald and Victoria Christopher Murray after the 45th National Convention in Chicago.  The authors met in the Author’s Pavilion at the convention.  After receiving great support from the Southern Regional Director, Dr. Paulette C. Walker, Ms. Moore later enlisted the help of Ms. McDonald and Ms. Murray in taking the show on the road. They then went on to involve other Delta sorority authors. 

All roads led to Chattanooga on April 27 from 2-5 p.m. at Chattanooga State Community College. Guests had an occasion to mix and mingle with six published authors, enjoyed hors d’ oeuvres and listened to live music provided by professional musician Danny Sample.  The first 100 attendees received a swag gift bag. 

Each author gave the audience a brief greeting, video, or excerpt from her book. The six featured authors were Dr. Sharon Cannon, Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter; Raeven Goodman, Beta Alpha Chapter; Dr. Myrtle Means, Marietta Roswell Chapter; Stephanie Perry Moore, Covington Area Chapter (also sub-chair, Delta Authors on Tour); Charlaine Price, Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter; and Angela Ray, Stone Mountain Lithonia Chapter. Book topics ranged from women of the Bible, self-empowerment, how to add flavor to a relationship, surviving cancer or a chronic disease and youth/young adult Christian fiction. 

Also in attendance were Sandra K. Horton, Southern Region director and Gwendolyn Mason, co-chair National Arts and Letters Commission. 

"The Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter by way of the Arts and Letters Committee is honored to have hosted the tour in which over 150 guests attended, and 375 books were sold. We encourage all to continue to support the arts," officials said.


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