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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."


TEXAS LITERACY CONNECTION PROGRAMS (in collaboration with The Dock Bookshop)

  • Children’s Story Time/FunTime
  • Youth Reading Clubs/Kickbacks
  • Summer Community Reading Initiative
  • Tutoring
  • GED Classes & Adult Literacy
  • Multilingual Education
  • Writing and Communication Workshops & Panels
  • International Book Project
  • Book Vouchers



  • Black History Lecture Series
  • Writers & Readers Conference
  • DFW Literary SoulFEST
  • Winter Wonderland of Reading
  • Leaders for Literacy Annual Benefit





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Kimberla Lawson Roby
Releases the 15th and Final Novel
in her Bestselling
Reverend Curtis Black Series
July 31, 2018
Better Late Than Never (Curtis Black #15) (Hardcover)
By Kimberla Lawson Roby 
List Price: $26.00
(Save: $8.32 32%)
In this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Reverend Curtis Black series, Curtis's secret past returns in an unwelcome--but ultimately healing--visit. Rev. Curtis Black is no stranger to scandal. Throughout the decades, he has done much in the public eye, both good and evil. But what most people don't realize is that Curtis has been hiding a horrific childhood that has affected him in countless, unspeakable ways. His buried past resurfaces when his estranged sister becomes alarmingly ill and his youngest child, twelve-year-old Curtina, becomes the kind of problem daughter whom he never imagined she could be. This is only the beginning. The horror of Curtis's childhood secrets, as well as Curtina's wild and rebellious behavior, takes a critical toll on Curtis and the entire Black family. All the public scandals they've experienced over the years now seem like child's play compared to the turmoil they are facing in private. Who could have known that the deepest wounds would come from within?
Full Book Series Available at The Dock Bookshop 
6637 Meadowbrook Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76112
Tuesday Open Mic night  At The dock 
Featuring Fort worth's Own POET Paul "Phroze" Munson
"Love is a Gamble But Still Try to Win: A Poetic Soap Opera" 
New Release & Book Signing 
Tue. Aug 14 - 8:00 PM - The Dock Bookshop
RSVP Via Facebook 
$5 Cover. Books will be available for purchase at event.  
For more information call 817.457.5700

Love Is a Gamble But Still Try to Win:
The Poetic Soap Opera
By Paul Munson 
Order Your Copy Today!
"Love Is A Gamble But Still Try To Win" (The Poetic Soap Opera) is a very relatable book for all adult ages. This is in no way a book for children. I repeat, this book is not for children. This book puts light on different moments in different relationships. Some moments are crazy, and some seem to be perfect. Relationships don't always work the way you think they will and sometimes, they do. Either way, keep pressing your luck. Keep trying to win. This is the only way to ever have a chance at the jack pot of love.
Books Available at The Dock Bookshop 6637 Meadowbrook Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76112
with Author King Charles Smith
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 4:00-6:00 PM
Hosted by James Fisher Jr. with Mission Fit Fitness 
I Don't Have The Answers
But I Do Have Some Questions
by King Charles Smith
 Order Your Copy Today! 
There's nothing like watching or reading dialogues of opinions when it comes to love and relationships. Just when you think you know all of the answers to questions presented on the subject, you realize that you just don't have all of the answers.

Black Panther Comic Booklist

Marvel's Black Panther: The Art of the Movie Cover Image
Black Panther, Book 1: A Nation Under Our Feet Cover Image
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 2 Cover Image
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 3 Cover Image
Black Panther Book 4: Avengers of the New World Book 1 Cover Image
Black Panther & the Crew: We Are the Streets Cover Image

Features & More

Introducing New Author Kim Gbadebo
and her new book release THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL  
Available at The Dock Bookshop