The 2018 South Florida Book Festival at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC)
will feature a fantastic line-up of authors, speakers, renowned chefs, presenters and more.
Enjoy book talks, signings, free workshops, cooking demonstrations and more.
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TAYMER MASON

Caribbean Sensation & Vegan Chef


Born in the island of Barbados, Taymer Mason grew up in a family of home cooks who taught her to make—and love!—traditional Caribbean cuisine. She became a vegan while attending the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, and after graduating, moved to France where she started veganizing old West Indian favorites.

MELBA WILSON

Harlem's Comfort Food Queen


Melba Wilson is the owner of a growing culinary empire based in New York’s famed Harlem neighborhood. Her renowned restaurant, Melba’s, is a hot spot for celebrities, locals and tourists from around the world who crave unbeatable American comfort food. A winner on the FoodNetwork’s Throwdown w/ Bobby Flay, featured on The View, and appears regularly on television, most recently on CNBC’s reality show, Consumed.

KEVIN BELTON

New Orleans Celebrity Chef


Chef Kevin Belton has been teaching the foundation of Louisiana cooking to appreciative audiences. As an instructor at the New Orleans School of Cooking, Chef Kevin has introduced visitors from around the world to the food and culinary heritage of the region. Belton is recognized in 2017 as one of the top 30 Louisiana chefs by the American Culinary Federation, following in the footsteps of of Chef Paul Prudhomme, John Besh exploring the wide array of cultures that contributed to the distinctive food of New Orleans.

FRIDAY JULY 20TH - 6:30PM -9:30PM    |    ADMISSION $40.00 WITH R.S.V.P - 21 & OVER

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"Inspirational Stories Of Faith, Love And Spirituality"

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Georgia Bryce , Philbert Lake, Ezekiel Williams, Dr. Rosalind Osgood -Moderator


Faith is taking the first step even when the staircase cannot be seen. In this program, Philbert Lakes, Ezekial Williams, and Georgia Bryce will help to inspire and motivate you on the path to achievement.

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"State of Public School Education"

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Susan A. Colton, Esther Tyson


Our children are the future. Join Susan A. Colton and Esther Tyson to discuss the state of public school education in Florida and elsewhere.  See how you can make a difference.

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"Publishing 101: Children’s Picture Book publishing" 

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Bobbi Hinman


Are you an aspiring children’s book author but don’t know where to begin? Bobbi Hinman will be here to help put aside your fears and get you started on your next book!

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"Living Your Best Financial Life: 8 Steps to Financial Freedom"

12PM - 1PM

Ash Cash, Laverne Daley


You read correctly! There are only eight steps standing in the way of your financial freedom! Ash Cash will be here to help you become financially liberated.

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"Great Sex At Any Age"

12PM - 1PM

Dr. Wardine Saunders, Jenifer Smith


Age is truly just a number nowadays. Join Dr. Wardine Saunders and sex therapist, Jenifer Smith in this seminar where you will learn a little something from the “old and new school” about great sex.

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Publishing 101: Secrets from national and New York Times best-selling authors

12PM - 1:30PM

Mary Monroe, Kiki Swinson, Zachery Tate moderated by Simone Kelly


Becoming a successful fiction author isn’t easy; however, authors Mary Monroe, Kiki Swinson, and Zachery Tate will give you great advice and personal tips to jumpstart your dreams. The author of Like a Fly on the Wall, Simone Kelly, will moderate this workshop.

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"Chronicles of a Serial Dater"

1PM - 2PM

Ann Marie Sorrell, Michelle Talbert


Kissing many frogs to get to your Prince, or Princess, Charming can be difficult. Author Ann Marie Sorrell can relate from her own personal experiences but she has a tip to share with the ladies and fellas for successful dating.

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"How to Land Big Business Contracts: Blueprint for Success"

1PM - 2PM

Randall Dobbins, Laverne Daley


It’s time to take control of your future. In this workshop, national author and owner of Dobbins International, Randall Dobbins, will provide you with the tools to create your blueprint of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

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"Cupcake Tasting Party Hosted by Celebrity Chef and Author with Complimentary cupcakes" 

2PM - 3PM

Melba Wilson - Host, Lykeisha The Baker


YOU ARE INVITED! Come one; come all! If you love a good sweet treat, then this workshop is for you. Join author Melba Wilson and local sensation Lykeisha the Baker for great baking tips and cupcakes.

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"So you want to be a TV star? Insider secrets!

2PM - 3:30PM

Kevin Belton, Martin Amado, Calibe Thompson


Is it your dream to become a TV Star? Get insider secrets from Chef Kevin Belton of the PBS cooking show, Kevin Belton's New Orleans Kitchen; Calibe Thompson, Executive Producer of Taste the Islands; and Celebrity Host Martin Amado of So Flo Home Project.

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"The Beauty of Positive Thinking: Finding Love, Peace, Health &Prosperity" 

3PM -4PM

Dr. Marion Osborne, Shawntrell Hudson, Michelle Hollinger


If the mind can conceive it, you can achieve it! Join Dr. Marion Osborne, Shawntrell Hudson, and Michelle Hollinger and learn about the beauty and power of positive thinking.

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"Samples from the Bestselling Caribbean Vegan Cookbook," 

3PM - 4PM

Taymer Mason


Vegan food just got good! Join Chef Taymer Mason for a tasting from her cookbook, The Caribbean Vegan.

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"The WOW Factor: Secrets of Styling the Home of Your Dreams" 

4PM - 5PM

Martin Amado


This is for the interior designer in you! Design and Lifestyle Expert, Magazine Contributor and So Flo Home ProjectTV Host, Martin Amado, will be here at the 2018 South Florida Book Festival. Join him and learn how to get the designer look for less in your home with tips from his new book!

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"Chef Chad Tastings from his new book: Beauty and Her Chef" 

4PM - 5PM

Chef Chad & Karen


Local hit Chef Chad is officially releasing his first cookbook, alongside wife Karen! Join this dynamic duo in a sampling of recipes from their cookbook, but hurry! Space is limited.

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