Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair and Arts Festival

by Steven Doyle

Award-winning authors, poets and artists will again come to Dallas for the tenth annual Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair and Arts Festival. The free festival began in 2003 to promote literacy and highlight businesses and arts in south Dallas.

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.

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