Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community
The Pink Palace’s bicentennial exhibit examines the legendary events and iconic Memphians who have made this city what it is. Rather than a linear overview, the exhibit is structured as a web of stories around five themes: Geography and the Environment, Migration and Settlement, Commerce and Entrepreneurialism, Art and Entertainment, and Heritage and Identity. Rather than going from event to event, the idea is to show intersections and influences in Memphis’ past. The exhibit is also designed to directly involve the community, with curated display items chosen by visitors. Click here for more information on this exhibit and other bicentennial exhibits.
Ellen Morris Prewitt and Marisa Whitsett Baker: The Hart Women @ Novel, 6pm
A collaboration between a local author and a bookbinder, the story follows three generations of the Mississippi Hart family’s women and the corrupting influences they endure throughout life. A ticket admits one guest and one handmade copy of the book. Tickets are available here!
Scott Hylbert: Task Lyst @ Novel, 6pm
Do you need to have someone walk your dog? How about to deliver your groceries? Or your drugs? How about carry out a hit? Are you looking for a side hustle to pay the rent, but want to hide your influx of cash in bitcoin? Then the new on-demand services app, Task Lyst is all you need. Check out Novel’s events calendar for more information!
Stephen Hunter: Game of Snipers @ Novel, 6pm
This thriller follows Bob Lee Swagger, a master sniper who takes on his biggest job to date and encounters an assassin with skills to match his own. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Hunter will discuss and sign his newest novel. Check out Novel’s events calendar for more information!
John Babb: Voices of the Dead @ Novel, 6pm
Voices of the Dead follows a band of determined volunteers working to fight the yellow fever epidemic despite their limited knowledge and tools. The event features a book discussion and signing by the author. Check out Novel’s events calendar for more information!
Derrick Barnes: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut @ Novel, 4pm
The book, Barnes' first picture book, is a poem describing a boy's feelings and experience while getting a haircut. Crown was well received, as Barnes received a 2018 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award for his writing, while James received a 2018 Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations. Check out Novel’s events calendar for more information!
Erin A. Craig: House of Salt and Sorrows @ Novel, 6pm
The book follows our main character Annaleigh whom, after being disturbed by a series of ghostly visions begins to suspect that the deaths of her sisters weren't accidents after all as she unravels the mysterious curse that's been haunting her and her family. The event features a book discussion and signing by the author. Check out Novel’s events calendar for more information!
Philip Mudd: Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World @ Novel, 6pm
Heated debates about torture were later ignited in 2014 after the US Senate published a report of the Program, detailing the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" to draw information from detainees. The report, Mudd posits, did not fully address key questions: How did the officials actually come to their decisions? What happened at the detention facilities--known as "Black Sites"--on a day-to-day basis? The event features a book discussion and signing by the author. Check out Novel’s events calendar for more information!
“Sankofa” Film Screening @ Hattiloo Theater, 5:30pm-7:30pm
This film and theatre series at the Hattiloo celebrates 400 years of African-American history. Reservations can be made by emailing Elizabeth Baines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audacity Fest @ Cooper Young
A Cooper-Young gathering around travel and culture with an element of environmental sustainability in a series of events that include panel discussion, entertainment and smaller break-out gatherings.
Shelby County Bicentennial @ Shelby Farms Park
This event will mark the closing ceremony of the city’s bicentennial of Shelby County’s formation. The event will feature an emphasis on the county’s six suburban cities and towns.