dinner at the hibiscus salon
a benefit for #mlaf18

Friday, June 16 from 6pm to 9pm
Premiere Palace Ballroom
629 Monroe avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
$85 General Admission | $250 VIP Tickets

kiese laymon | adia victoria | andrea morales | d.arthur catering


We are pleased to invite you to an intimate, interdisciplinary dinner on the eve of the inaugural Memphis Literary Arts Festival (all day Saturday, June 16, 2018) in the Edge District. We celebrate and honor the intersections of multiple disciplines and Southern storytellers of all sorts at the Dinner at the Hibiscus Salon. Author Kiese Laymon, musician Adia Victoria, chef Desmond Robinson (D.Arthur Catering), and documentary photographer Andrea Morales will showcase their work. All proceeds go to benefit the Center for Southern Literary Arts' first annual festival.

$85 general admission
$250 VIP
to purchase a table: contact us.

VIP tickets include "Usher board" membership with the CSLA, two comp tickets to the 2018-2019 Lyceum Mainstage series, and reserved seating at all Saturday MLAF programs.

see your name here: sponsor the memphis literary arts festival

The hibiscus is known throughout the world for its show-stopping beauty. Wildly varied, several hundred species of the hibiscus exist in the world. It flourishes in warm climates from Africa, Asia, to the Americas. Beyond its loveliness, the hibiscus is used as a tea, in folk remedies, paper making, and has reported magical properties. Each day the hibiscus drops its old blossoms and becomes new. Gorgeous. Diverse. Magical. Ephemeral. What better symbol of the creative process?
— Jamey Hatley, CSLA Artistic director