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TEXAS LITERACY CONNECTION
THE MISSION of Texas Literacy Connection (TLC) (also known as Literary Arts Connection), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is to promote literacy and literary arts that will inspire individual and community action to build relationships, improve lives and better society.
TLC is dedicated to promoting literacy in its totality based on the National Literacy Act of 1991 definition of literacy: "an individual's ability to read, write, speak, compute and solve problems to function on a job and in sociery to achieve one's goals and develop one's knowledge and potential."
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- Children’s Story Time/FunTime
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- Summer Community Reading Initiative
- GED Classes & Adult Literacy
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- Black History Lecture Series
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- DFW Literary SoulFEST
- Winter Wonderland of Reading
- Leaders for Literacy Annual Benefit
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BOOK & AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT
ABOUT BOOK: There wasn't a sweet sixteen for Crystal like most girls her age. It was bitter-sweet as she waddled around alone, pregnant, and confused. Fast-forward twenty years and Crystal is still trying to right a wrong that she shouldn't have had to fix.Determined to emend her past misfortunes, Crystal runs to the church. But instead of making God her savior, she seeks her salvation from Marcus Powers, co-pastor of Freewill Baptist Church. Marcus is the love of her life and the very vehicle that will drive her to becoming a First Lady. A title she has wanted to own for most of her life. What Crystal fails to understand is that it will take more than being married to Marcus to make her a First Lady. If Crystal doesn't learn to un-blur the lines of her faith and flesh, she'll lose way more than just her self-worth.
ABOUT AUTHOR: Gabrielle Beasley is a Screenwriter and Playwright. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Radio, Television and Film Broadcasting from the University of North Texas. She's worked as an Associate Producer and currently is the CEO of the faith-based production company, Potluck Film Productions, in Dallas, TX. Gabrielle also volunteers in the Drama Ministry at the Potter's House church in Dallas, TX as a writer and stage manager. In 2014, she produced the stage play First Lady or Not and is currently turning this stage production into a film.