It's never too late to start learning! Get involved with Literacy Mid-South and learn something new! There's a whole world out there to discover.



If you or your organization is helping to create a Reading/Learning Community in the Mid-South or you need additional resources to make your program flourish, join us! We can help.


Get Involved

Help an adult student learn to read or help with a special event. Host a fundraiser or sponsor a special event. There are many ways to help us start a reading revolution!


Our vision is 100% literacy in the Mid-South.

Literacy Mid-South (LMS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a community actively engaged in continuous learning. Somewhere between 20% to 30% of adults in the Memphis metro area are functionally illiterate. That means more than just unemployment — their minds are unused and their dreams are unrealized.

Mid-South Book Festival

The Mid-South Book Festival is September 9-13 at Playhouse on the Square.  For a full author lineup and special event schedules, click here

Upcoming Events


Chef 4 a Day by Chef Shanon Arnold presents The Well Read Reception

The Well Read Reception is coming Friday, September 11 from 7:00pm-9:30pm at Playhouse on the Square.  

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Mid-South Book Festival Writers Conference

Writers, meet your people!  Join us for the Mid-South Book Festival's inaugural Writers Conference.  Connect with some of the Mid-South's most respected, experienced authors, poets, and screenwriters, all pledging to help you grow and succeed as a writer.  The Mid-South Book Festival Writers Conference will help you advance creatively and professionally as a writerno matter what stage of your career.

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