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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Join the Center for Southern Literary Arts at the Halloran Centre next Tuesday evening, February 27, 2018, for its Lyceum Mainstage Series featuring Tayari Jones, award-winning novelist and author of An American Marriage, a 2018 Oprah Book Club selection!

Visit Novel Bookstore in Laurelwood to get your copy in advance of the reading. Tickets: https://orpheum-memphis.com/event/tayari-jones

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On five Wednesday evenings in May, June, and July, Oak Court Mall will be hosting a variety of live music acts, along with food sampling, gift card giveaways, goodies from their merchants, selfie stations, and more! These events will take place from 5-7 PM, and are free and open to the public.

Join Oak Court for the 2016 Wind Down Wednesday kick-off! Enjoy live music from Chinese Connection Dub Embassy and sample delicious food from American Wing Company. You could also win a $100 American Express Gift Card from Oak Court Mall!

FULL MUSIC LINEUP:

May 25th – The Chinese Connection Dub Embassy

June 8th – The Clay Markley Crisis

June 22nd – Andrew Fenohr

July 13th – Gerald Morgan, Jr.

July 27th – Deneka LaShea

RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/768833746550419/ and can visit the website for event updates: www.oakcourtmall.com

 

 

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Summer is around the corner and this year’s summer camp will be better than ever! The Davis YMCA will offer a summer day camp for kids ages 5-12 from May 26thJuly 31st.  Join us for 10 weeks of fun, sun, and excitement! Feel free to contact the Davis YMCA Welcome Center at 901-398-2366 with any questions regarding summer camp!

Kimberly Morgan-West, Youth Development Director

THOMAS B. DAVIS YMCA | 4727 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN. 38116

(P) 901 398-2366 (D) 901 505-0967 (F) 901 346-3348 | (E) kmorgan@ymcamemphis.org (W) ymcamemphis.org

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On June 14, 2014 Girls of Leadership will host the third annual Girls Take Charge Summit.  This year it’s all about the ARTS!  Dance, Theatre, Creative Writing, Co-Motion, Face painting, Music and more.  Sign up girls ages 8-15 to attend the free summit.  The summit will be held at BRIDGES 477 N. Fifth Street from 11 am-4 pm.

To sign up go to www.girlsofleadership.org or info@girlsofleadership.org  or call Angela Garland at 901 268-1005.  Hope to see you there!

 

Girls Take Charge Registration Form

 

Girls Take Charge 2014

 Bartlett (386-8968)

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) March 12 and 13 @10:15 and 11:15 am both days; call to register.
  • Tunes and Tales (ages 4 – 11) with a Create a Craft Session March 8 @11 amMusical Performance by Memphis Symphony’s String Quartet; call to register.
  • Computer Basics Class for Adults March 14 @ 1 pm

Central (415-2700)

  • Free Saturday Legal Clinics for Adults March 8 @10 am in Meeting Rooms A, B, and C
  • Family Tunes and Tales (ages 4 and older) March 8 @11 am Musical Performance by Memphis Symphony Orchestra Roxaboxen
  • The “A to Z of Used Car Buying” for Adults sponsored by Autozone March 8@11:15 am and @noon in First Floor Magazine Area
  • Paws for Reading March 8 @1pm Children read with trained READ therapy dog Teva
  • Literacy Through Steampunk March 8  @3 pm in L-56 Part of Teen Tech Week activities
  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3- 5) March 10 @10:15 am
  • Crafternoon – Crafts + Books = FUN March 10 @3:30 pm (ages 6-12)
  • Central Reader’s Club (Memphis and the Super Flood of 1937 by Patrick O’Daniel)

March 10 @6:30 pm in the Humanities Department

  • Baby and Books March 11  @10:15 am
  • Internet Basics for Adults March 11 @10 am
  • Teen Tech Tuesday March 11 @2:30 pm in L-56 Teens celebrate Teen Tech Week with the latest gadgets and gizmos to produce a movie, arrange a song, and write a book. Call 415-2739 for details.
  • Toddler Story Time March12 @10:15 am (ages 18-36 months) in Children’s Department
  • Wider Angle Film Series (Broken directed by Rufus Norris) March 12 @6 pm in the Humantities Department
  • Preschool Storytime March 13  @10:15 am (ages 3 – 5)
  • Dixon Gallery’s Art to Grow: Stained Glass a la Marc Chagall March 13

 @1:30 pm (ages 6 and older) Groups must register by calling 415-2700

  • Small Business Start-Up March 13

@6 pm in Business/Sciences Department, third floor

  • Paws for Reading March 15 @1pm Children read with trained READ therapy dog Olly. Hablan espanol e ingles.

 Cordova (415-2764)

  • Tunes and Tales  Woodwind Quartet March 8 @11 am (for children)
  • Internet Basics Class for Adults March 12 @10 am
  • International Storytime Celebrating Poland March 15 @11 am (ages 4- 11)

Crenshaw (415-2765)

  • Spring Cleaning at Crenshaw March 12 @10:30 am Children and teens pick up litter and clean up and enjoy a pizza party following.
  • Miz Crenshaw’s Farmers Market March 13 @10:30 am Children eat fruits and veggies from the farmer’s market named for Mrs. Cornelia Crenshaw. UT Extension Program guest Rita Jackson will read to the children and provide coloring booklets and recipe cards to parents.

 East Shelby (415-2767)

  • Preschool Storytime March 8 @1 pm

Gaston Park (415-2769)

  • It’s All About Matter March 11 @11 am With this introduction to chemistry, kids ages 8 and up will explore the concept of matter changing using root beer floats and balloon racing.
  • I Am A Builder March 12 @ 11 am With this introduction to engineering, children ages 5 and up will design geometric spaces using marshmallows, gumdrops, toothpicks, and plastic straws.
  • I Can’t Believe My Eyes March 13 @ 11 am With this introduction to biology, children ages 8 and older will learn how to use a microscope and conduct simple experiments.

Parkway Village (415-2776) 

  • Towel Origami March 11 @3 pm Adults make their own whimsical animals from towels like ones seen on cruise ships
  • Children’s Movie Day March 12 @2 pm Children will enjoy a movie and refreshments.
  • Teen Yu-Gi-Oh! March 13 @2 pm Teens battle for championship as they play this popular game.

Raleigh (415-2778) Registration required for activities below.

  • Art to Grow March 10 @10:30 am
  • Print It, Stamp It, Make It Your Own March 11 @10:30 am
  • Slime and Other Science Fun March 12 @10:30 am
  • My Green Thumb March 13 @10:30 am

 South (415-2780)

  • Computer Basics March 11 @10 am

Whitehaven (415-2781)

  • Seed Seedling Swap for Adults March 8 @11 am

Please take just a hot second to vote and help choose the name of the newest Shelby County Schools Optional STEAM School (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). Please vote for Maxine Smith – a civil rights activist and a pioneer for EDUCATION!

http://www.scsk12.org/uf/steamsurvey/

 Sat. October 5th

Auditions – Dance Scholars, Inc. 

1738 Galloway Ave. 38112 

Trinity’s Educational Center

Arrive 15 minutes prior to audition time.

 Start time 2-3pm for Nutcracker & 3-4pm for Modern 

 No fee to audition, reservations only. Previous training in ballet required ages 9 and up

Previous training in Modern ages 12 and up 

 Performance- Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 7pm

Rehearsals start Oct.8.for Modern and Sat. 2-3pm for Nutcracker

Reservations are required Call 901 301-3262 (danc) 

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Government Association is sponsoring the Multicultural Festival to be the held on our campus at the Student Plaza on April 19, 2013. Students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend to make this a worthwhile educational experience.
The Festival is free to the University community and public and celebrates diversity with artists and performers. The goal is to highlight a variety of cultural and ethnic groups, showcasing artistic performances of traditional music, dance, food, literature and other cultural.
The sponsors of the festival believes that the University Community and public are enhance by exposure to group different from themselves and in today’s world, appreciation and understanding are more important than ever.