The BWABC Literacy Festival has a goal, desire, and dream to promote literacy in the mid south and ultimately throughout the United States by hosting this unique festival. As a celebration of literacy, displaying books by some of the country’s top black authors and writers, its goal is to unite authors, book clubs, readers, and the city for the sake of encouraging a love of reading. “The mission of the festival is to provide encouragement, support, and information to anyone desiring to learn more about the wonderful world of reading along with the gift to write stories that inspire others to read,” says Lipsey.
BWABC Literacy Festival has partnered with Literacy Mid-South and LeMoyne Owen College to bring this inspiring event to Memphis. Lipsey states, “As a writer, author, mother, and grandmother, literacy is extremely important to me. It is such a passion that I wanted to do something in the city of Memphis to help bring this important issue to the forefront.”
Local elementary and high schools are encouraged to participate in the festival by contributing essays about the importance of literacy. These students will be eligible to win prizes from a Kindle e-Reader to a basket of books. Most importantly, BWABC Literacy Festival has a mission to improve literacy ‘one community’ at a time. Lipsey believes that people can better achieve their dreams if they are literate.
The 2012 BWABC Literacy Festival will be held at LeMoyne Owen College. The festival will include writing workshops, a literacy forum hosted by Literacy MidSouth and Benjamin Hooks Library. There will be book signings, author panels, and the opportunity to network with publishing professionals and authors. For more information about the 2012 BWABC Literacy Festival, please call (901) 672-2653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The website is www.bwabcliteracyfestival.com Find BWABC on facebook at www.facebook.com/