Tuesday, August 21, 2012 , Updated 11:00 a.m., August 24, 2012
Tenth annual Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair starts Friday
Award-winning authors, poets, and artists will again come to Dallas for annual festival.
DALLAS Tulisoma, Swahili for "we read," is a community-based literary festival promoting literacy and the arts in the South Dallas/Fair Park area that will take place August 24-26, 2012.
Founded in 2003 by former City Councilman Leo V. Chaney, Jr., and Dr. Harry Robinson, president and CEO of the African American Museum, the goal of Tulisoma is to create a dynamic event tailored to engage local families, avid readers, aspiring writers, and visitors to the city. Councilwoman Carolyn R. Davis recognizes the importance of reading and literacy and has worked to continue the tradition.
Award-winning authors, poets, and artists will again come to Dallas for the tenth annual Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair and Arts Festival.
When: Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26
Where: South Dallas
How Much: Free
For more information: http://www.tulisoma.org/
The festival kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday, August 24 with the Heart and Soul Tour of South Dallas historical sites and landmarks. Saturday, August 25, book readings, storytelling, writing workshops, children’s programs, spoken word poetry, panel discussions, and performances will be held at the African-American Museum in Fair Park, 3635 Grand Ave.
The South Dallas Cultural Center will also host programs and workshops for teens and young adults. More than 30 local and regional authors will be participating, and books and merchandise will also be for sale. The event concludes on Sunday, August 26 with the Sunday Gospel Brunch at the Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, 3203 Holmes St.
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