Sunday, June 29, 2014

Esther Grace Simmons, Poet and Author: Eta Theta Zeta Foundation,Inc. 3rd Annual Conference

Ms. Esther Grace Simmons was one of the featured authors at the Eta Theta Zeta Foundation, Inc. 3rd Annual Conference on the Laney-Walker Boulevard Corridor: A Tribute to the Women of the Corridor and a Cadre of Other Influential Matriarchs.  The event was held April 25th – 26th at 1247 Laney Walker Boulevard in Augusta, Georgia. Saturday, April 26th the authors read poetry and short stories from their literary works. Speakers reminding us of the importance of writing and preserving life histories were:  Dr. Seretha D. Williams, Professor of English at Georgia Regents University and Dr. Catherine L. Adams, Assistant Professor of English and Humanities Department Chair at Paine College.   Notable authors attending the event were: Mrs. Cecelia Johnson, Ms. Tiara Dugger, Ms. Carlyn Thomas and Mrs. Crystal E. Neal.  Dr. Jean Embry read poems from the literary work, Pieces of the Puzzle and Dr. Adeleri Onisegun spoke about her soon to be released book, Transformational Images.
During the social hour with food and fellowship, the authors signed their books for the people who bought them.  Soror E. Virginia Johnson invited Esther to attend this event and take part in the book signing.  Soror Esther Grace Simmons was blessed to sell several copies of her poetry book, Esther’s Book of Original Inspirational Poetry and her CD, “Sincerely Grace” featuring her latest original gospel songs.
Soror Arvella Robinson is the President of Eta Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Soror Betty J. Bryant is the Chairperson of Eta Theta Zeta Foundation, Inc.  Congratulations to the sorors of Eta Theta Zeta for a job well done.

Standing, left to right, Arvella Robinson, Esther Grace Simmons,
E. Virginia Johnson, and Betty J. Bryant