We are always in need of volunteers to assist with our events, mailings, and programs. Volunteer opportunities can include social occasions, outreach programs, and attending to visiting writers. Become a So Lit volunteer to dive into the arts community in Chattanooga! Please contact Lynda LeVan for more information. We are looking for members to serve on our Development, Programs, and our fundraiser, FocusLit.  We also often need help in our office with simple tasks.  Whatever your level of involvement, we appreciate the gift of your time.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help out with SouthWord Literary Festival April 3rd & 4th at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga! Morning and afternoon shifts are available. For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact



We would not be able to accomplish our mission in local schools and the Chattanooga community without the support of our gracious donors. Donations allow us to offer incredible opportunities to students of all ages in Hamilton County through our outreach. Support the literary arts in Chattanooga become a benefactor today!




If you or your company allocates funds for corporate sponsorship, we hope you will consider the Southern Lit Alliance. Our programs foster reading and writing skills of thousands of local students annually. In a world continually evolving toward abbreviated communication, these skills are imperative for young people to develop as they grow. We are also continuing to develop sophisticated,  innovative programs for adults in Chattanooga. Contact us today about the latest sponsorship opportunities.