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Venue 142

- And The Women Gather Literary Jazz Brunch - Call us if you have PROBLEMS at Checkout

Desert Sage Award Winning And the Women Gather Literary Jazz Brunch.Best Selling Authors -Live Jazz.PopUp Brunch Bakeshop.Raffle two nights stay Zoetry Jamaica Women are coming from all over the country all to help save the Lives of Mothers and Babies.Please Contact us if you have any problems.

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- And The Women Gather Literary Jazz Brunch - Call us if you have PROBLEMS at Checkout
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Time & Location

Apr 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Venue 142, 142 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720, USA

About the Event

Desert Sage Lifestyle Wellness presents the Award Winning And the Women Gather Literary Jazz Brunch  to Benefit Footprints Foundation.

For this first ever  fabulous event women will be coming from all over the country.

Raffle tickets. $5 per ticket for a two night stay at Zoetry, Montego Bay Jamaica, perfume box Saor and Pensive by Artist Mary Hammer.

For those coming from out town we have curated a truly soulful  weekend just  for you. Starting with our Complimentary opening reception at Efg Orchids, Marsh Rd, DeLand for all attendees.

Saturday April 29,2023 10 am-2pm Literary Jazz Brunch  at Venue 142, DeLand Florida.

This Event starts with Live Jazz with the Alley Cat while you enjoy your Brunch Buffet for purchase from Bakechop Restaurant. At  another corner of the room a Cash Bar with of course Champagne.

Then we  have presentations  from 3 best selling Authors in a talk show setting followed by Q&A , book signing and book purchase. We would love  for you to bring your daughters  and/or granddaughters to this event. Men are welcome.


Professor Carole Boyce Davies 

Professor Carole Boyce Davies is a distinguished professor and internationally-recognized scholar of African Diaspora Studies and Black women’s writing in global context, Carole Boyce-Davies is a student-first, Caribbean-American radical intellectual committed to social justice. She is currently the Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters in the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Africana Studies and Literatures in English at Cornell University.

Uwem Akpan.

Uwem Akpan was born in Ikot Akpan Eda in Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria. Uwem's short stories and autobiographical pieces have appeared in the special editions of The New Yorker, the Oprah magazine,Hekima Review, the Nigerian Guardian, America, etc.

His first book, Say You're One of Them, was published in 2008 by Little, Brown, after a protracted auction. It made the "Best of the Year" list at People magazine, Wall Street Journal, and other places. The New York Times made it the Editor's Choice, and Entertainment Weekly listed it at # 27 in their Best of the Decade. Say You're One of Them won the Commonwealth Prize (Africa Region), the Open Book Prize, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. The collection of short stories was the 2009 Oprah Book Club selection. A New York Times and Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, it has been translated into 12 languages.

His second book and first novel, New York, My Village, was published on November 2, 2021, by WW Norton. In this immigrant story, Uwem writes about NYC with the same promise and pain we saw in his African cities of Say You're One of Them. "New York City has always mystified me since I first spent two weeks in the Bronx in 1993," he says. "It was only when I lived in Manhattan in 2013 that I began to understand the metro system, to visit the different neighborhoods, to enjoy the endless ethnic dishes. It didn't also take long before I discovered the city's crazy underbelly."

Uwem has been a Fellow at the Black Mountain Institute (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2010), Institute for the Humanities (University of Michigan, 2011), Yaddo Foundation (Saratoga Springs, New York, 2012), the Cullman Center (the New York Public Library, 2013) and the Hang Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage (Loyola University Chicago, 2017).

Uwem teaches in the University of Florida's MFA Program.

Sandi Morais

Jamaican-born, Celebrity Vegan Chef Sandi Morais, is passionate about promoting healthy living.  She is the private chef for Philip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice Star.) Sandi recently published her 2nd cookbook Sensational Vegan Recipes, and the 20th year anniversary of her children's book, that she co-wrote with Philip Michael Thomas, Sacha and the Magic Cookie Maker.   Sandi is a graduate from Florida International University, and  she also attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.   Sandi studied with Chef Johnny Rivers, former Disney's Executive Chef, and she also studied with Dr. Aris LaTham, Father of Gourmet Raw Living Food Cuisine.   Sandi was the Brand Ambassador for Stifinefood Italian Vegan Products.  She was the VIP Chef for the 2018 Orlando Vegan Festival.  In 2022, she demonstrated her tasty snacks for Jack and Jill of America, Inc, 45th National Convention in Orlando, Florida.   

Contact informationIG - sandi_vegancookingWebsite: www.vegantuneupcafe.comwww.sandimorais.comFB -ChefSandiVegancookingYoutube:

And the Women Gather Literary Jazz Brunch, April 29, 2023

Friday Night Welcome Reception. Efg Orchids, Marsh Road at 7pm

Special Performance by Kim Hightower and Tony Mawdesley.

Drinks and Appetizers.

4pm-6pm Walkabout plus shopping downtown. 

Saturday Night Dinner,7pm. Genuine Bistro and Lounge

2 Charles Richard Beall Boulevard, Debary, Florida 32713, United States

Female Owned Farm to Table.

It is our joy and mission to support women’s owned business.

Everything you will eat at this restaurant is locally sourced from small farmers. 

Desert Sage Lifestyle Wellness 

Exciting News about And the Women Gather Literary Saturday Night’s Dinner at Genuine Bistro & Lounge @ 7pm.



Vegetarian Amuse (Chef Surprise)


HM Cattle Co Beef Carpaccio


Margarita Argentinian Red Shrimp Ceviche - with cornbread pudding, avocado salsa


Roasted Vegetable Tart - roasted organic seasonal vegetables (BigDaddy's), succotash, onion ash tart, red pepper coulis.

Main Course 

Coconut Poached Black Grouper - habanero grilled mango gastrique, charred arugula pesto, BigDaddy's Organic squash thatcher's nest.


Truffle Confit Corbie's Farms 

Airline Chicken - white bean cassoulet puree, HM Cattle Co Kielbasa, housemade Hertaberkschwein lardon bacon, Braised BigDaddy's organic greens


Mushroom Risotto - (farmer not selected yet, probably Fungi Jon), frizzled leeks, smoked Slow Turtle Farm goat cheese fonduta.


Buttermilk Pannacotta - with macerated BigDaddy's Organic berry compote


Banana's Fosters Bread pudding - Reid Farm bananas, Slow Turtle Farm goat milk salted caramel.

Cost. $80 includes taxes and gratuity 


Two glasses wines ( One Red and One White) by Carol Lopez-Bethel, Wine Sommelier- Swirl Wine Consulting to pair beautifully with your meal. $20 includes tax and gratuity.

Saturday Morning’s Book Event at Venue 142 $25.

You also pay us directly your total by using Cash App, Zelle or PayPal.

This information will be on the site by tomorrow including your ability to pay the total amount.

If you have any questions please call or email. lorna@desert-sage.co305-505-5493.

If you are attending the dinner you will be able to make one payment.  Please email us if you are interested in getting information on the dinner.


You might also want a short trip to nearby Casadaga , St John's River or Blue  Springs.

How about a massage at Bodi and Sol?

Go shopping around town. Do a historic tour of DeLand. Contact The Historical Society for times of their tours. 

Have a drink at Elusive Grapes. Listen to Live music at the Wander Bar and many other venues.

Tour the Campus of Stetson University.

Talk a walk done our Main Street. You don't need a car to get around our downtown. Also Parking is free.

There are lots  of local churches around. City Santuary. 401 Taylor Road, DeLand 

Sunday Complimentary Breakfast for our out of town guests Private Home.

Partner Hotel

Courtyard Marriott Hotel. We have reserved a block of room unti March 31, 2023. 

Here is the link to make your hotel reservation.

Supporting Partners

Bonner Program, Stetson University.

Reno's Jewels of the Antilles 

(Nostalgic Caribbean Style Hot Sauces) 



Ask us about sponsorship opportunity.

This is a great opportunity for you to partner with us and expose your business nationally.

Email for details.



  • Desert Sage Jazz Brunch.

    Non-Refundable but Transferable. The Buffet and Bar are Cash events . Bakechop will be setting up a beautiful Buffet with Champagne. Please order directly and make payment to Bakechop. Details About this Event EMAIL OR CALL US IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS CHECKING OUT. Our Saturday Night Dinner is ALL SOLD OUT.

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