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Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair and Arts Festival

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.

The festival kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 with the Heart and Soul Tour of South Dallas historical sites and landmarks. Saturday, Aug. 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, Aug. 26 with the Sunday Gospel Brunch at the Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, 3203 Holmes St.

What: Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair and Arts Festival
When: Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26
Where: South Dallas
How Much: Free
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