Susan L. Taylor, best-selling author and editor emeritus of Essence Magazine, will keynote the 20th Annual Literary Luncheon presented by the women of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.
The 20th Annual Literary Luncheon, presented by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumnae Chapter of Delta, takes place Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr. in Brooklyn Center. The event includes a seated lunch, book discussion, reading and book signing. The chapter will award college scholarships to five African-American high school students during the event. The organization has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships to students of color in the Twin Cities since 1997.
“Our annual literary luncheon is an opportunity for people in the Twin Cities to come together and be inspired,” said LaTasha Reed, president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. “Our signature event is more than a book reading; we feature authors who share their personal stories and uplift audiences.”
According to Reed, the much anticipated event is not just a social outing, but an opportunity for the community to support deserving area youth.
“When people and organizations support the event, they are supporting the community,” said Reed. “The event is a symbol of excellence and success. We’re providing programming to highlight the best of the best and elevating the platform for women of color.”