News flash! I have signed a contract with Vanderbilt University Press for my tenth book and fifth anthology: MEMPHIS CARES: Homeless, Hungry, Mentally Ill, and Incarcerated People.
After attending last night’s event hosted by Room in the Inn, “Empty to Enough—Room in the Inn Documentary Pre-screening,” I am more thankful than ever for the opportunity to organize and edit this new book.
Twenty contributors are writing chapters for this book, including executives and volunteers with numerous organizations serving the homeless, hungry, mentally ill, and incarcerated communities in Memphis. Those organizations include:
Room in the Inn
The Hospitality Hub
Alpha Omega Veterans Services
Door of Hope
Mid-South Food bank
MIFA (Metropolitan Inter Faith Association)
IONA Burrito Ministry
Alliance Health Care
Mark Lutrell Correctional Center for Women
Rhodes College Liberal Arts in Prison Program
First Step Recovery Centers
St. John Orthodox Church
Personal essays by several volunteers with these organizations will be included, giving a personal touch to the book.
Stay tuned for updates as the process continues . . . no pub date yet. If you’re looking for a place to volunteer in Memphis, don’t wait for the book to come out . . . Check out any of these organizations for information about how you can help.