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Literacy Is Key Book and Author Event





Thursday, February 6, 2020

Holiday Inn • University of Memphis • 3700 Central Avenue • Memphis, TN  38111  

10:00am -  Prologue Party &  'Prize-Winning'  Paperbacks*  

11:00am - Luncheon & Program

PLEASE NOTE - The 2020 Event is SOLD OUT. 
No more tickets are available.

Individual tickets: $60 - Purchase using the PayPal link (a $2.50  convenience fee will be added to each PayPal transaction  -  $62.50 total) in the upper right hand corner of this page, direct through Venmo (kkgmemphis),  OR via the Ticket Order Form below. Please make sure your name and contact information is included if purchased by PayPal or Venmo.

Table Sponsorships range from $550 - $5000.  Check the ticket order form below for more information.


*During Event: With a minimum of a $20 donation, receive a previously loved Prize-Winning paperback with a special gift inside. From restaurants to jewelry, clothing & art, gift items are generously donated by more than 100 Mid-South area businesses.

Learn more about our event 2020 Fact Sheet

2020 Featured Authors

Marie Benedict, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room, The Other EinsteinCarnegie's Maid and the forthcoming Lady Clementine.

Georgia Hunter, Best-Selling author of We Were the Lucky Ones

Hampton Sides, Memphis native & best-selling author of On Desperate Ground, Hellhound on his Trail, among others 

Marc Perrusquia and David Waters, National Award-winning journalists from the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis

Learn more about our authors: 2020 Author Fact Sheet

Ticket Order Forms and additional information are available from the links below:

Literacy is Key - Table Order Form - Please use this form if you would like to purchase a table or provide a sponsorship donation for the event

KKG - Procurement Form for Prizewinning Paperback Donations

From Left - Right: Janie Lowery (2019 Literacy is Key Co-Chair) with 2019 authors Kristina McMorris, Brad Taylor, Anne Bogel, and JJ Keras (2019 Co-Chair)

From Left - Right: Andrea Harano (2018 Literacy is Key Chair) with 2018 authors Christina Baker Kline, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Kim Wright, and Janie Lowery (2019 Chair)

Literacy is Key 2017 authors Karen White, Deborah Wiles, Elin Hilderbrand 

Lauran Stimac (2017 Chair), David Brown (FirstBook MidSouth)

Literacy is Key 2016 

Author Dorothea Benton Frank, 2016 LIK Chair - Marsha Berry, author Mark Greaney, author Laura Lane McNeal, and 2016 LIK Assistant Chair Lauran Stimac.


Literacy is Key 2015

Chair Summer Godman, author Natalie Baszile, Michael Farris Smith, Patti Callahan Henry, and assistant chair Marsha Berry.