Festival to promote literacy, creative arts

Photo courtesy of the African American Museum, Dallas

Celebrating African American literacy and history, the 19th Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair returns Saturday, Aug. 19, from noon-4 p.m. at the African American Museum, Dallas in historic Fair Park (3536 Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75210). Free and open to the public, the event also features a books and brunch program for children from 10 a.m.-noon. 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 family-fun event features author presentations and readings, writing workshops, book signings, panel discussions, children’s story time, kid’s activities and more throughout the day. Workshops will focus on how to get published, book bans and black literary history. The African American Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information about Tulisoma and the full schedule, go to Tulisomabookfair.org or call 214-565-9026. — Taylor Mayad