The African American Research Library and Cultural Center Celebrate “Eat, Drink, Read” at the South Florida Book Festival July 20-July 21

Fort Lauderdale -  The African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) will host “Book Life” at the 2018 South Florida Book Festival, which kicks off with the Eat, Drink, Read: A Literary Culinary Experience on Friday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. with special guest author, comedian and radio show host Ricky Smiley and other featured guests include Kevin Belton, the New Orleans-based PBS television celebrity chef; Melba Wilson, Harlem restaurateur and soul food superstar; Taymer Mason, a Caribbean sensation specializing in vegan cuisine.

Attendees will meet the celebrity chefs and sample literary-inspired selections from their cookbooks. The culinary experience will be paired with cocktails courtesy of Victor George (first African-American vodka distributor) and Barefoot Wine. 

The $40 ticket is all-inclusive for food, cocktails, live entertainment, gated parking and a complimentary book of your choice from any of the 2018 South Florida Book Festival authors.  Proceeds benefit The Friends of AARLCC, which sponsors programs for children and adults. Tickets are available at the AARLCC, or online at SFBF2018.EVENTBRITE.COM.

For more information, visit the South Florida Book Festival web page.

Author  Allison Horton
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