HILLSBOROUGH – The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival celebrated 15 years of commemorating the many contributions and influences African Americans brings to society. The fun took place throughout Hillsborough County last month.
The annual 10-day celebration includes live entertainment, exciting cultural events, relevant health and business advising seminars, renowned speakers, a music fest with national recording artist, food and craft vendors and more.
This year the family friendly festival was blessed with mild weather and sunny skies. Over 100,000 people enjoyed the soulful sounds of Atlantic Star and Ledisi.
The author’s village was hosted by St. Pete’s Readers Choice Book Store. There was a bustling crowd of interested readers. Eight local authors were on hand to sign their books: Barbara Sorey-Love, Veronica James, Maude “Candy” McDonald, Charles Boxsley Jr., Esque Dollar, Fred Hinton, Kentrell Martin and Ursula Odom.
Reader’s Choice has hosted the Author’s Village for several years. They look forward to next year’s event. Books by the authors can be found at Reader’s Choice Book Store located at 4341 34th St. S., St. Petersburg. For more information, please call 727 867-3696