Join the Center for Southern Literary Arts in the Edge District for their inaugural Memphis Literary Arts Festival! More details from the CSLA below!
"The Center for Southern Literary Arts proudly invites you to the first annual Memphis Literary Arts Festival.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 | All Day Long
Free and open to the public.
The Edge District, Downtown Memphis, Tennessee
Premiere Palace Ballroom, Marshall Arts Gallery, and more venues to be announced.
Siphne Aaye, Hanif Abdurraqib, EKPE ABIOTO, Kenneth Wayne Alexander II, COURTNEY ALEXANDER, ELOISA AMEZCUA, Alice Bolin, Heather Dobbins, Alice Faye Duncan, Osayi Endolyn, Arthur Rickydoc Flowers, KAITLYN GREENIDGE, Ravi Howard, Barb Johnson, JENNY JOHNSON, LAURA FAITH KEBEDE, Kiese Laymon, Sarah Nicole Lemon, Andrea Morales, Daniel José Older, Christina Olivares, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, Marco Pavé, ASHANTÉ M. REESE, Maurice Ruffin, Sam Sax, Rion Amilcar Scott, Mychal Denzel Smith, Adia Victoria, Crystal Wilkinson,
RAVEN WRITES, and MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
With event partners: Literacy Mid-South (hosts of the original Mid-South Book Fair (2013-2016); Novel Memphis; Chalkbeat Tennessee; the Southern Foodways Alliance; and many many more to be announced.
Official #MLAF After Party 7pm - 10pm at Premiere Palace Ballroom
With DJ Siphne Aaye
Street Fair (9am-5pm), hosted by Literacy Mid-South, to include dozens of local and traveling organizations, vendors, live entertainment, food, and drink.
The evening before the Festival . . .
Dinner at the Hibiscus Salon: A Benefit for #MLAF18
Friday, June 15 | 6pm - 7pm
Premiere Palace Ballroom
$85 General Admission
$250 VIP includes 2018-2019 Lyceum Subscription
We are pleased to invite you to an intimate, interdisciplinary dinner on the eve of the inaugural Memphis Literary Arts Festival (all day Saturday, June 16, 2018) in the Edge District. We celebrate and honor the intersections of multiple disciplines and Southern storytellers of all sorts at the Dinner at the Hibiscus Salon. Author Kiese Laymon, musician Adia Victoria, chef Desmond Robinson (D.Arthur's Catering), and documentary photographer Andrea Morales will showcase their work. All proceeds go to benefit the Center for Southern Literary Arts' first annual festival."