Tulisoma, Swahili for "we read", is a community-based literary festival promoting literacy and the arts in the South Dallas/Fair Park area. 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.
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson loves bringing books and children together and feels lucky to have two careers that foster this. more »
Rosalyn Story is a violinist with the Fort Worth Symphony, lives in Dallas, Texas. more »
Michael Waters Rev. Michael Waters is the founder and Senior Pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Dallas, Texas. more »
Max Rodriguez is the Founder and Publisher of QBR The Black Book Review, the national literary review that features writers of the African Diaspora. He is Founder and Director of the Harlem Book Fair, the nation's largest African American book festival, held annually in New York City, Hartford, CT, Freeport, LI, and other cities nationally. more »
Queen Afua Queen Afua is a nationally renowned herbalist, holistic health specialist, and dedicated healer of women's bodies and souls . . . more »
Harlem native Karen E. Quinones Miller is the author of seven books, including Satin Doll, I'm Telling, Using What You Got, Uptown Dreams, and Harlem Godfather. A regular on the Essence Best Seller's List, Miller was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and is listed in the Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African-American Women In Literature. Her new book, An Angry Ass Black Woman will be released in Summer '11. Miller currently lives in Philadelphia with a cat she hates, a dog she tolerates, and a daughter whom she adores. more »
Corey Dade, a staff reporter in the Atlanta bureau of the Wall Street Journal, joined the Atlanta Press Club's board of directors in 2008. Corey also is president of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, one of the largest and oldest chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists. more »