Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S Midwest Region Book Club Discussion With Author, Patricia Haley BY DEIDRA REESE SIll. had a unique opportunityorors attending the Midwest Re-gional Conference in Rosemont, to participate in an intimate discus- sion with Soror Patricia Haley about her book, “Chosen.” The novel, a Fall 2010 Delta Bookmark selection, is a story about being torn between love and loyalty both from the perspec- tive of the former and current wife of Dave Mitchell as well as his sons, Sorors take time out to peruse the Heritage and Archives Display, chronicling the region’s Don and Joel. A talented author, Soror history, during the Midwest Regional Conference. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE STOVALL Haley has also penned titles such as “No Regrets,” “Blind story of David and his family The intimate discussion allowed Faith,” “Destiny” and that was relatable in contem- sorors to be honest and open so “Broken.” porary terms. that they walked away not just with Throughout the Soror Constance Ross a good book discussion, but some- discussion, participat- of Lansing Alumnae said, “It thing that applied to their own lives ing sorors explored was a special experience.” and relationships. ▲ their impressions of Sorors were able to see characters and how they would have han- even gain a better under- Midwest Regionthe parallels and perhaps dled certain situations standing of the characters Social Action that arose in the book. Soror Haley shared her the author probing ques- Luncheonand themselves by asking character inspiration and development. responses. “Say It Loud: Midwesttions and hearing her wise Provocative issues Soror Haley shared les- Sorors Put Advocacy were discussed such as sons such as: into Action with birth rights, respect, disrespect, love and loyalty. Sorors laughed, sassed, God gives us and realizing that our a Stronger Presence,Being co-dependent on the gifts• rolled their eyes and even fought gifts are not for our edifi a Stronger Voice” cation, back tears as they discussed “Cho- but for the edifi cation of others. sen” and the next two books in the • Parents must make their chil- BY DEIDRA REESE trilogy: “Destiny” and “Broken.” dren comfortable in their own sonal and female perspective that even if that child does not get ARev. Gwendolyn E. Boydnyone who has ever heardskin and exalt them for their gifts“Sorors got to talk from a per- was unique and honest,” said Soror their “birthright.” speak, whether from a pulpit Cynthia Scott of Milwaukee Alumnae • Each one of us is responsible for or a podium, knows that she has a Chapter. our behavior and, to an extent, way of drawing you in and leaving In “Chosen,” Soror Haley crafted for how we allow others to be- you both spellbound and inspired. a modern day version of the biblical have towards us. 40 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
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