‘We read’ book fair returns to Museum

Photo courtesy of Tulisoma

After a two-year hiatus, the Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair — the Southwest African American experience in books and story — returns on Saturday, Aug. 20 from noon-4 p.m. at the African American Museum, Dallas in Fair Park. Tulisoma — a Swahili word that means “we read” — is a community-based festival promoting literacy and the arts in the South Dallas/Fair Park area. With numerous authors and illustrators participating, the event includes author presentations and readings, writing and art workshops, open mic poetry, performances, book signings, panel discussions, children’s story time, kid’s activities and more. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. The African American Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free self-parking is available in nearby lots. The museum is located at 3536 Grand Ave. in Dallas. — Taylor Mayad