EVENT: Southfield Public Library PR Literary Jam (I’ll be there!)








March 18, 2010


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Literary Jam @ the Southfield Public Library


                                                                                                                                                       Southfield, MI –           


Rho Sigma Foundation Hosts Sixth Free SPIRIT Awards Presentation/Literary Jam


Rho Sigma Foundation presents its sixth annual SPIRIT (Sigmas Promoting Inspirational, Resourceful and Insightful Torchbearers) Awards Presentation/Literary Jam. The family-friendly, free event is set for Wednesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm. in the Southfield Public Library’s Meeting Room (26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI, 248.796.4200).  This year’s event spotlights local poets/authors through readings and book signings plus salutes SPIRIT Awards winners who are “innovative educators”. Spotlighted authors/poets include Denise Crittendon, Dr. O.D. Groves, Shayne Hearns, Darlene House, Clifford Hubbard, Sylvia Hubbard, Ari Jackson, Keir, Karen White Owens, Arvis Perry, Marquita L. Scott, Terri F. Williams and Willie Williams. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, call 313.778.1550.


House of Communications Owner and SPIRIT Awards Originator Darlene House explained the awards recognize “innovative educators” who are individuals, companies, non- or not- for profit corporations/organizations that have carried on the legacy of the visionary seven founders of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. The focus calls for recognition of entities that have not pledged to help realize the sorority founders’ dreams but are doing so.


SPIRIT Awards winners who are “innovative educators”. The Class of 2010 consists of the following worthy recipients: Charitable SPIRIT Award Winner Detroit Working Writers, Creative SPIRIT Award Winner Dorothy “Sewaa” Robinson, Enterprising SPIRIT Award Winner Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Guiding SPIRIT Award Winner Dr. Sharon Sellers-Clark, Nurturing SPIRIT Award Winner Addie M. Harper, Transcending SPIRIT Award Winner Carol Cain and Triumphant SPIRIT Award Winner Detroit Branch NAACP


Rho Sigma Foundation (RSF) was established in 1999 in Detroit as the non-profit, tax-exempt community service arm of the Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.  The mission of RSF was to organize, promote, and implement charitable and educational activities in the areas of lessening neighborhood tensions, eliminating prejudice and discrimination, defending human and civil rights secured by law, combating deterioration of communities and juvenile delinquency and such other activities as may be authorized by law.


Southfield Public Library is located in the Southfield Municipal Complex, 26300 Evergreen Road.  Visit the Library’s Home Page at www.southfieldlibrary.org.  For further information, please call the Guest Services Desk at 248.796.4224.