Attention Bookworms: Win Tickets to Mid-South Literacy’s Art of Reading Party

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 11th 2013 5598 0

Literacy Mid-South is hosting their annual Art of Reading/Book Sale Preview combo party this Friday, and I have two pairs of tickets to give away. 

Literacy Mid-South is an organization that works to increase literacy and learning in our community, and this weekend they're hosting two of their biggest fundraisers. For the Art of Reading party on Friday, local artists will show off their literature-inspired work and Literacy Mid-South will announce their 2014 Books of Choice. 

If you go, you can stock up on food and drinks at the open bar and then be the first to peruse some 3,500 new books before the Annual Book Sale on Saturday. The book sale will be in the same place as the party, Germantown Community Theatre building, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Let me reiterate about Friday's event: open bar plus lots of books for sale that benefit a great organization. It's a win-win-win.

If you want tickets, just leave me a comment saying so. I'll pick 2 random winners (who will get 2 tickets each) later tonight. If you want to guarantee your ticket, they're $25 ahead of time and you can get them here. You must be 21 and up to attend Friday's event, but Saturday's book sale is open to everyone.


What: Art of Reading 

Where: Germantown Community Theatre, 3037 Forest Hill Road

When: Friday, December 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

How much: $25 in advance, $35 at the door

For more info or to buy tickets: Go here

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Andrea says:

    I would love to win two tickets for the Art of Reading Party!!

  2. Dabney Ring says:

    Pick me!

  3. Jon Tobin says:

    I teach English, Literature, and Creative Writing at Douglass High School. Can I get some love (in the form of tickets)? I would LOVE to go to this; it sounds like so much fun!

  4. Susanne says:

    This sounds awesome! I'd love to attend.

  5. Rebecca C says:

    If I don't have to buy tickets, I get to buy more books! Would love this. 

  6. Jessi says:

    I would love to go! Literacy Mid-South is a wonderful organization to support! 

  7. lynn says:

    Visiting Memphis, and would love to win these tickets.

  8. Nicole says:

    What better way to spend Friday the 13th? 😉

  9. Philip says:

    I'm a reading teacher, too! Pick me!

  10. Kaitlyn says:

    I like reading, open bars, and anything that promotes literacy and education. Sounds like my kind of event. 

  11. Ashley Ingram says:

    I would very much like to attend and thank you for the opportunity to win tickets. Good luck everyone!

  12. Larrie Rodriguez says:

    I would love to attend!!

  13. I'm so there! but Hi Memphis Family. I'm working with the McFarland Community Center for a Toy Drive on Dec. 23rd. Please stop by Gus' Barber Shop or the Community Center and drop off toys. Or Here  

    Thanks and sorry if this is tacky I really want a good turn out for the kids. #MemphisToyDrive

  14. Laura says:

    This sounds fun!

  15. Michele Walker says:

    Hopefully you’ll pick me! Planning to go and I’d love to win some free tickets!

  16. What a great fundraiser.  Would love to participate.

  17. Lea Hay says:

    Me me me!

  18. Rachel says:

    I would love a pair of tickets to this!

  19. Keshia Williams says:

    This librarian is rarin' to go!

  20. I would love, love, love those tickets, please and thank you 🙂

  21. Macon Wilson says:

    I think this bookseller's heart (on a bookseller budget no less) would burst if she were to go to this event!

  22. Kate Stokes says:

    Sounds rad!

  23. Holly Whitfield says:

    I drew the names out of a hat (literally) and Jessi and Rachel, you each win 2 tickets. Email me at for the details. 


  24. Sonya Shen says:

    Would love tickets!  Books!  I read them.

  25. Mary McCarthy says:

    Would love to go! Always looking for new things to read!

  26. Nikki says:


  27. Lauren says:

    We have the first Little Free Library in Memphis and would love to go!

  28. Sabine says:

    Would love to go!

  29. Mac B says:

    I'd love a pair of tickets!

  30. Melanie says:

    This is a great charity.   

  31. Emma C says:

    I would love to go!

  32. Holly Whitfield says:

    Winners have been chosen already – congrats to Jessi and Rachel. 

  33. Michael Belk says:

    That is awsoome.  It shows how important literacy is to the community.  Hopefully those  that need a little help will seek out some assistance.

    There is no shame in trying to help yourself.


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