Literacy Mid-South Names Knox Shelton as Executive Director

December 8th, 2016

Literacy Mid-South Names Knox Shelton as Executive Director. read more »

Know Your Nonprofits: Literacy Mid-South

January 16th, 2016

Reprinted with permission by High Ground NewsJanuary 14th, 2016by Emily Adams Keplinger read more »

Literacy Mid-South Creating Diverse Board and Volunteers

October 22nd, 2015

Just so there is no misunderstanding: If you’re a billionaire living in Memphis, or even a millionaire, and you’d be interested in helping Literacy Mid-South and perhaps being on the board of directors, executive director Kevin Dean would love to sit down with you and have a conversation. read more »

Teen Writers Get Fed At Mid-South Book Festival

September 17th, 2015

Sponsored by Literacy Mid-South, and chaired by Dobbins, who is passionate about writing and teaching, the conference offered a diverse line-up of workshops such as Writing Memories and Senses, Writing for Film, and Authentic Voice in Playwriting. read more »

Mid-South Book Fest Brings Authors, Readers Together

September 9th, 2015

Mid-South Book Fest Brings Authors, Readers Togetherby LANCE WIEDOWER | Special to The Daily NewsReprinted with permission from the Memphis Daily News Traveling city to city, visiting bookstore after bookstore is how Harrison Scott Key spent the summer marketing his debut novel, “The World’s Largest Man: A Memoir.” read more »

Street fair, other events bring authors, readers together

September 9th, 2015

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” read more »

Literacy Mid-South scores 500,000 books through national effort

March 20th, 2015

Meanwhile, the distribution of new, free books to children through Literacy Mid-South is a complex undertaking that got a lot bigger this month with the Memphis nonprofit overseeing the distribution of 500,000 books through the national First Book program. read more »

Literacy Organizations Donating Nearly 500,000 Books

March 18th, 2015

The books were part of a massive literacy effort underway Thursday inside a warehouse stacked with brown boxes. Literacy Mid-South in partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based First Book is working to bring almost 500,000 free books to youth. read more »

Literacy Mid-South looks to recruit 75 additional volunteers

January 20th, 2015

Volunteering to help people learn to read read more »

Executive Director of Literacy Mid-South Wins 2014 Innovation Award

November 24th, 2014

For many, knowing how to communicate is something you don’t ever remember learning. As far back as you can recall, you’ve known how to speak, write, and read. But with 14 percent of Shelby County adults at the most basic literacy level, and 22 percent who function only marginally higher, most of the adults who walk through the door at Literacy Mid-South read on a 4th-grade level. At ... read more »