More Than Words Family Day

Words, illustrations, and bookbinding oh my! Enjoy a storied online event with games, crafts, performances, and more. Whether you are a fan of fantasy, poetry, or comics, there is sure to be something for everyone. Get your reading glasses and ready your mind for this fun-filled day! 

Videos with Dixon Friends and Staff | Activity Booklet | Live Schedule | Community Partners

A Special Family Day Welcome


Dixon Friends and Staff

Brian Selznick is at Family Day!

Futuristic Flora with Ms. Allison

Invisible Ink with Mr. JT


Activity Booklet

Download in English | Descagar en español



Live Event Schedule 

11am | Spoken Word Performance with Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton


1pm | Wordsmithing with Director Kevin Sharp 



Learn and Make with Community Partners

Word Game Fun with Literacy Mid-South

Literacy Mid-South works with numerous literacy and education providers to build their capacity to serve Mid-South readers of all ages and backgrounds. Explore their work here (YouTube link) and enjoy crossword puzzles and word searches inspired by artists found at the Dixon here (download link).


Storytime with Memphis Public Library
Who has ever felt the anguish of losing a beloved toy or stuffed animal? Many young children experience separation anxiety and this lost and found themed storytime with the Memphis Public Libraries gives us an opportunity to explore those feelings.

Bilingual Storytime with Memphis Public Libraries and Latino Memphis
The Memphis Public Libraries and Latino Memphis present in Spanish: If You Give a Moose a Muffin and the song "Estrellita." The story follows a boy and a moose in a series of events, all of which begin with a muffin. Sing with us and listen to the story.

Las bibliotecas de Memphis y Latino Memphis les presentan en español: Si le das un panecillo al un alce y la canción "Estrellita." El cuento sigue un niño y un alce en una secuencia de eventos, todos que empiezan con un panecillo. Cantan con nosotros y escuchar el cuento.

Crosstown Youth Theater Company presents: Global Cafe

The Crosstown Youth Theater Company planned to go on tour beginning April 8, 2020, performing original work at community and senior centers.  Due to the pandemic, the young artists decided to alter their plans, inviting kids from all over the globe to join in telling stories.

Calligraphy Guild Envelopes
Calligraphy Guild member Peggy Kunkel shows us envelopes Guild members beautifully addressed to Margaret and Hugo Dixon.


Support Our Community Partners: Local Book Sellers!

More Than Words Family Day Design by Kamiya Mitchell

At 2019 Dixon Art Camp, campers learned Adobe Illustrator and created the graphics for the quarterly Dixon Family Day events of 2020.

For my “More Than Words” poster, I was inspired by the aesthetic of a library and books. Since books and language have been around for ages, the background color is inspired by the color of old book pages. The reading glasses and the open book show that someone had been reading. Also, I included words in the background because without words, creating books would be basically impossible.  - Kamiya Mitchell, Overton High School, age 14, grade 9 

Thank you to our Corporate Partners for supporting More Than Words Family Day! 

FedEx Corporation | First Horizon National Corporation | International Paper | NewSouth Capital Management, Inc. | Orgill, Incorporated

Armstrong Relocation & CompaniesBoyle Investment Company | Brown Brothers Harriman | Evolve Bank and Trust
Orion Federal Credit Union | The Marston Group, PLC | Town Village Audubon Park

Alco Management, Inc. | Bank of America | The Belz Foundation | Bryce Corporation | Butler Snow LLP | Christie's | Diversified Trust | English Garden | Goetze Art & Design | Grinder Taber and Grinder, Inc. | Haizlip Studios | InDev Supported Living | Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation | Martin Family Foundation | McGhee Crane Service | McVean Trading & Investments LLC | Montgomery Martin Contractors, LLC | Paradigm Marketing & Creative | Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC | Roy May Heating & Air Conditioning Company. Inc. | Thomas W. Briggs Foundation, Inc. | Trugreen Chemlawn |Valero

If you enjoyed More Than Words Family Day, please consider joining the Dixon today. 

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