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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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Community Bank will host a credit workshop on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Davis YMCA 4727 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116
 
Community Bank Credit Professionals will teach about a variety of topics, including managing your money, building your credit and protecting your identity.

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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Hey YOU!!! Vote for The Commercial Appeal high school girls player of the week – BTW SENIOR: Derrenisha Jackson!! She deserves it!
Vote at the link, below, until, Thursday, 3/8.
 

Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is offering one $5000 scholarship for an incoming freshman who majors in mathematics at the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga. This scholarship is worth $5000 over four years. Application information can be found HERE.

 

High School Summer Law Intern Program Sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association
 
Who: Current Shelby County Schools Minority Sophomores and Juniors
 
What: 2018 High School Summer Law Intern Program
 
When: June 4, 2018 – June 29, 2018
 
Why: The High School Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) seeks to develop and nurture an interest in the legal profession among young people from underrepresented groups, with long-term goal of increasing diversity in the legal profession.
 
Qualifications:
To be considered for a 2018 SLIP internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a minority high school student in good standing 
  • Begin junior or senior year of high school in August, 2018
  • Reside in, and attend school in Shelby County
  • Never previously accepted into SLIP
 
Selection Criteria:
Members of the Memphis Bar Association (MBA) Summer Law Intern Program Committee will judge applicants on the following criteria:
 
  • Interest in law as a future career 
  • School and community activities and/or employment history
  • Oral presentation skills (e.g., group interviews)
  • Writing skills (e.g. Statement of interest)

If interested, please click HERE for the application.

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