Vanessa Davis Griggs to speak in Columbus

Author and speaker Vanessa Davis Griggs is the featured speaker at this year's Women's Day program at St. Mary's Road United Methodist Church, 3993 St. Marys Road. The event is 6-8 p.m. April 18. She will sign books and lead a discussion.

Griggs will then speak at the Sunday school hour beginning at 10 a.m. April 19.

She is the recipient of numerous recognitions including: June 2007 recipient of the Arts and Letters Award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Birmingham Alumnae Chapter; March 2006 recipient of The Greater Birmingham Millennium Section National Council of Negro Women Inspiration Award; and 2004-2005 Jasper Outstanding Achievement Award. Her book "Wings of Grace" received a Road to Romance Reviewer's Choice Award.

Griggs pens a column "May I Have a "Word With You?" for The Birmingham (Ala.) Times.

She is the author of: "Destiny Unlimited," "The Rose of Jericho," "Promises Beyond Jordan" published by BET Books/New Spirit (now Kimani Press) and "Wings of Grace" (published under New Spirit and is an audiobook with Recorded Books). "Blessed Trinity," Book 1 of the Blessed Trinity trilogy, Book 2 "Strongholds" and Book 3 "If Memory Serves" are published by Kensington/Dafina. Her next book, "Practicing What You Preach," is due in May.

Call 706-689-8707 for more information.