the south has something to say.

Welcome to literature's newest endeavor, a bold vision for the marginalized stories
of Memphis, the mid-south, and the world, in the tradition of our city's relentless survival.

All are welcome. #solitmemphis


check out our
pilot year programs

visiting writers; high school workshops; & the brand-new memphis literary arts festival #mlaf.



learn about our
mission & vision

memphis over everything.



support us.

this work depends on you.



read with us:
our syllabus

what's good this season.



become a csla volunteer

Help with our upcoming events, festival, or youth programs.




get to know our team

PS: we're looking for interns.