tom, hand-crafted journals, notebooks and book markers.
She offers personal shopping, gift wrap and mobile kid craft
parties, where she comes to your venue with enough supplies
to guide each little guest through the process of customizing
their own journal, while hosting the party. She also has a libro.
fm account for WoW Book and Toy Store, which is like
the app Audibles, but the audio books come from small book
merchants. Of course, she still has an array of her favorite
multi-cultural books, toys and “afro-centric” kid’s puzzles for
sale on her site, as well.
Another thing that Tonisha has dreamt up is The Tampa
Bay Black Author’s Expo which is coming up on April 20,
2019 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Moore Eventful Event
Hall in Clearwater, FL. “The idea for the Expo was born from
the desire to see the Tampa Bay area’s Black literary community
be recognized on a greater scale. Looking at other parts
of the country I noticed that they all had their own Black book
festivals, and several of them have become huge, highly anticipated
events nationwide,” Tonisha said. “I haven’t necessarily
seen that kind of movement happen here in this area yet. So
The event hall that Tonisha chose for the expo is owned
and operated by black female entrepreneur, Tiffany Moore.
really supportive and excited about the event. “I am really
looking forward to having all of that energy in one room,”
said Tonisha. We are, too! The Tampa Bay Black Author’s
Expo is free and open to the public. You can learn more about
it and stay updated on their Facebook page at www.facebook.
com/TTBBAE2019 and you can check out Tonisha’s store at
Inspiring talent in Central Florida
FRANCINE WOLF - Francine
Wolf is an actor, singer, comedienne,
improviser, and woman of many
voices. She is a performance artist
who began studying acting at age
forty, has thirty years of stage, screen
and commercial experience, is a
SAG-AFTRA member, and has been
a member and founder of assorted
improv groups in Ohio and Florida
since the mid-90’s, teaching improv
to children in Tampa and to vacationers
from around the world on cruise ships. Born in Brooklyn,
New York, after graduating from the State University of
New York in Oswego, travels took her to Miami, Columbus,
Ohio where she raised her son and daughter, and to Tampa
Bay in 2000.
She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, past president of Senior
Repertory of Ohio, was on the board of the former Gorilla
Theatre in Tampa and adjudicates for high school district
Thespian Festivals in Florida. She formed her company,
ZaZu Productions, L.L.C. in 2010, and tours memory care,
assisted living and other elder communities with her musical
duo: “ZaZu’s Revue.” Learn more at: ZaZuProductions.com;
@halfbaked_boomer on Instagram
ALEXIS WILLIAMS - Alexis
Williams loves to paint her favorite
characters from her favorite movies.
She loves anything from animated
Disney Films to Live Action Superhero
Cinema. She is very thorough
in her creation and often works at
length to complete a piece to her satisfaction.
Most recently she has focused
heavily on creating stories of
female empowerment with the intention of inspiring young
girls. Learn more at: PyramidInc.org
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