Join nonprofit and government agencies, community advocates, volunteers and parents to network, develop new skills and share promising practices. This literacy event offers a wide range of sessions presented by local, state and national educators. Sessions are designed to provide you with new ideas and hands-on strategies that you can put to work for your program and students. Sessions promise to be interactive and are sure to help expand your knowledge on a variety of topics related to education, literacy, advocacy and parent engagement.Learn More »
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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 CONNECTED NOW
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!GET INVOLVED
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.
Vanishing Island Contest
In conjunction with Walden Pond Press, Literacy Mid-South is offering 40 free copies of The Vanishing Island book + a classroom visit from the author. This contest is available for classrooms in grades 3-7.
An engrossing fantasy, a high-seas adventure, an alternate history epic-The Vanishing Island is the richly imagined and gorgeously realized new book from acclaimed author Barry Wolverton.
Entries must be made before 11:30pm on Monday, August 31. The winning classroom will be notified on September 1.
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.Learn More »