Special Events


The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents

the First Memphis Literary Arts Festival

Founded and presented by the Center for Southern Literary Arts (southernliteraryarts.org), the first annual Memphis Literary Arts Festival (memphisliteraryartsfestival.org) will take place June 16, 2018 and strives to be a world-class festival celebrating storytelling and the city’s unique arts, culture, and historical legacies. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a street fair, musical performances, and literary work from a broad cross-section of storytellers. #MLAF is proud to make its home in the historic Edge District, an intersection of industry and culture since the city’s earliest days. By featuring renowned, award-winning authors from across the globe alongside exceptional local writers, artists, and civic leaders, we celebrate the stories of those folks most marginalized by region, race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and/or citizenship.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

 

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The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents Dinner

at the Hibiscus Salon

The Center for Southern Literary Arts annual benefit, Dinner at the Hibiscus Salon, takes place this year at Premiere Palace Ballroom, 629 Monroe AvenueJune 15, 2018 from 6 PM to 9 PM. The evening features a special four-course dinner and cocktails designed by renowned Chef D. Arthur, a performance by Americana star Adia Victoria, a reading from award-winning southern writer Kiese Laymon, and work from acclaimed documentary photographer Andrea Morales. Individual General Admission tickets are $85, and individual VIP tickets, which include access to the author reception on June 16th, are $250. Tables of eight are available for $1,000. Sponsorships are available; contact admin AT southernliteraryarts DOT org. for more information. The dinner benefits all CSLA programming, including the Lyceum Mainstage, youth writing workshops, and The Tiny Temple Reading Series.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

Buy tickets here.

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Small Business Start-Up
Date: Thursday, June 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: City of Memphis Business Development Center – 555 Beale St.
Presenter: TSBDC Staff
This introductory course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. This session helps aspiring entrepreneurs asses their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services.
Developing a Business Plan Part I – Narrative
Date: Thursday, June 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: City of Memphis Business Development Center – 555 Beale St.
Presenters: TSBDC Staff 
Suggested Pre-requisite(s): Small Business Start-Up
This workshop will help you gain insights on why a business plan is important and the preparation needed to begin writing it. Major narrative components of a business plan will be discussed as well as resources provided to help you create a successful plan. Business plan financial projections are not covered in this training.
Developing a Business Plan Part II – Financial Projections
Date: Thursday, June 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: City of Memphis Business Development Center – 555 Beale St.
Presenter: TSBDC Staff
Suggested Pre-requisite(s) Small Business Start-Up & Developing a Business Plan Part I – Narrative
This workshop will help empower you to prepare your projected financials and will review the Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. Each attendee is requested to bring a completed start-up cost summary.

The Mid-South Food Bank is distributing bread, produce, meat and other proteins in the 38127 zip code on May 25, 2018 from 10 am – 1 pm. The registration for this event will be on May 21, 2018 from 10 am -1 pm at the North Frayser Community Center located at 2555 St Elmo Rd., 3812. Attendee’s must bring proof of residence, ID, and proof of Income in order to qualify.

 

Call 901-373-0420 with any questions.

Warrior Weekend 2018 is HERE! We’re kicking off the weekend with our Parent and Community Coffee – TOMORROW, Friday, April 27, 2018 from 11 am – 12 N. Stop in for an hour of updates, community fellowship and … coffee! 

IMMEDIATELY following is our Spring 2018 Entrepreneurship Expo! Our students have worked extremely hard and we want you to be a part!

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The Center for Southern Literary Arts presents an evening with 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones. Ms. Hannah Jones, a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, will present her work reporting on school re-segregation across the country and join us for a conversation led by Wendi C. Thomas, founder of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, and moderated by community organizer Tami Sawyer.

Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant fellow for reshaping national conversations around education reform and for her reporting on racial resegregation in our schools. She is a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine and founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which strives to increase the number of reporters and editors of color. In 2016, she was awarded a Peabody Award and George Polk Award for radio reporting for her This American Life story, “The Problem We All Live With,” about education inequity and school segregation.

This event is a part of the Lyceum Mainstage Series, a program of the Center for Southern Literary Arts, which presents special evenings with world-renowned, change-making writers and authors from around the world.

Tickets: https://orpheum- memphis.com/event/nikole- hannah-jones

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Harvard Business Review Discussion Panel 2017, University of Memphis – Fogelman College of Business (Room 127)  FREE EVENT!

Sign up here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b0445a8aa2aa20-nbmbaa3

 

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The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls Code invites you to join us for a spirited and lively evening of conversation and connection, featuring some of the Memphis area’s leading voices of Women of Color in STEM.

This event will be an educational experience for girls, between the ages of 7 and 17, and their parents/guardians. They will hear from a panel of women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM).

Location: Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering | 1254 Jefferson Ave., 30104

AGENDA
10:30 am Registration/check-in begins
(please plan to arrive with enough time to check-in)
11:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
11:15 am Panel Begins!
12:30 pm Q & A with Panelists
1:00 pm Light Refreshments & Networking
1:30 pm Closing Remarks

This event is FREE and open to tech divas ages 7 to 17, their parents/guardians and the general public. Space is limited – please register ahead to reserve your seat! Registration link:  https://bgcmem_woc2017.eventbrite.com/ 

We’re looking for non-technical volunteers to help us at the event. Interested? Please sign up to volunteer, http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmem_woc2017

Special Thanks to our Location Sponsor, MASE – Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering.

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The Red Door Inc. and the Economic Development Committee of the Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will host a Housing Workshop to educate and provide resources to buyers and sellers about today’s housing market.

Guest presenter will by Mr. Leon Dickson Sr., President of the Association of Tennessee Realtors.

Topics to be discussed:
– Home Buying Do’s and Don’ts
– Lending Programs
– For Sale By Owner
– Credit Counseling

Come out and celebrate Veteran’s Day with us by getting valuable information on the housing market.

This event is free and open to the public. Register today!

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FREE!

Midtown Legal Clinic
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 am – Noon
Idlewild Presbyterian Church, 1750 Union Avenue

Go and get information and help if needed!

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