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53rd National Convention C O V E R A G E Nicolas Henderson, Youth Initiative winner, displays two pieces of his art work during the Literary Café of the 53rd National Convention on Aug. 8, 2017. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE STOVALL “Sisterhood Story: An Anthology of Eta Mu Tau Fictional Stories” is only available online through Amazon.com. JOURNAL Winter 2017 s47 Soror Ruth P. Watson, author of “Blackberry Days of Summer,” intrigued attendees with a snippet from her fictional murder mystery set at the conclusion of the Great War. Soror Watson’s reading left everyone wanting more. During the Café, the Commission also proudly presented “Sisterhood Story: An Anthology of Eta Mu Tau Fictional Stories,” a work featuring 15 unpublished Delta authors. The sorors who penned the anthology include (in order from chapter one to chapter 15): Sydney Reed, Jaria Martin, Camille L. Murray, Season Cooper, Erykuah McNeal, Porscha Jackson, Karmen R. Davis, Nakia W. Barr, Marshonia C. Hubbert, Tonia W. Williams, Zaria D. N. Wilson, Kimberly A. Davis, Marqus Walker-Wilbon, Tiara Smith and Bernadine Stallings. “Sisterhood Story” delves into college life, the graduate experience and leadership told with drama and inspiration woven throughout each chapter. Many of the authors were present to participate in the book signing. The event also featured two paintings from Youth Initiative Award recipient Nicolas Henderson, an EMBODI participant through the Washington D.C. Alumnae Chapter, whose work honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Black Lives Matter Movement. Throughout the night, two Arts and Letters Commissioners, Sorors Genine L. Perez and Felecia M. Hamilton, each moved the crowd to their feet with their musical selections. s Delta authors sign copies of “Sisterhood Story: An Anthology of Eta Mu Tau Fictional Stories,” unveiled during the Literary Café. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE STOVALL


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