dinner at the hibiscus salon
a benefit for #mlaf18
Friday, June 15 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
$1000 TABLE PURCHASE (8 seats)
Ticket level benefits on the click-thru above.
Meet the artists
Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Kiese Laymon, Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing and English at the University of Mississippi, is the author of the novel, Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He is also the author of the forthcoming memoir Heavy.
Peruvian-born, Miami-bred and Memphis-based. As an independent photographer in the Delta South, Andrea Morales focuses on editorial work through a journalistic and documentary lens. After years of existing in spaces heavy with the constructs of socioeconomic binaries, her work moves with the hope of observing the things in between. Her photos have appeared in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and elsewhere.
Chef Desmond Robinson (Chef D.Arthur) is Memphis native, food blogger, and owner of D.Arthur’s Catering. Hailing from a family of amazing culinary talent, Chef D.Arthur travels the world serving up #deliciousthings, southern style.