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Do you know a young creative person that likes to write, has journals full of stories and poems, likes to practice songwriting or comic books? Mark your calendar for  two upcoming residential creative writing workshops.

On March 26, the internationally celebrated musicians played a very special, intimate show to benefit the programs of Humanities Tennessee. 

Requested amount for the National Endowment for the Humanities is a $1.9 million increase over current fiscal year.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to welcome the Charlotte, TN-based organization as a partner.

The 27th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will take place October 9-11, 2015 at Legislative Plaza and the Nashville Public Library.   

The Salon@615 series is pleased to welcome authors Samantha Shannon and Daniel Handler to Nashville in February. 

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to partner with other local organizations to present the 2015 Nashville Reads program, featuring Between Shades of Gray by Nashville author Ruta Sepetys.

Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film and The Porch Writers' Collective are debuting projects partially supported by Humanities Tennessee’s grant program.

The new Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, William "Bro" Adams, will announce his initiative, "The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square," on January 15th.

Outstanding Educator Awards are available for up to six full­time, 3rd-­12th grade Tennessee teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching the humanities. The final submission deadline has been extended to February 27th, 2015. 

Humanities Tennessee provides scholarships to volunteers to attend the Tennessee Association of Museums annual conference. This year's event is March 18-20 in Jackson, TN.

Our ongoing traveling exhibit, Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, opens at the Kingston Public Library, February 23-March 31.

The Southern Festival of Books welcomed more than 250 authors and thousands of book lovers to downtown Nashville. Read all about the fabulous--albeit rainy--event.

Veterans initiative offers new, statewide program opportunities.

The Festival lives on! Check out these non-fiction panels and solo sessions from the recent Southern Festival of Books. View sessions here.

Attention all students, educators, and parents: the official guidelines for the 2015 Letters About Literature contest are now available. Encourage your 4th-12th grader to enter today! LAL meets Common Core Standards for Writing and can be easily incorporated into the classroom. You can download the complete entry form and guidelines here.

The worlds of music and literature will collide on Oct. 11 for a Literary Death Match, presented by the Southern Festival of Books, the Porch Writers’ Collective and Third Man Records. The collaboration will bring together an always eclectic mix of Nashville’s music, literary lovers and creators for an exciting, live event in the name of the written word.

Event Brings Together Art, Music and Food for a Free Weekend of Family-Friendly Fun, Oct. 10-12

Award-Winning and Popular Authors, Hands-On Activities and Vibrant Performances Spell Family-Friendly Fun

*UPDATE: This year's dinner is currently at capacity.* Please contact Alexis Stevens at (615) 770-0006 ext. 14 to be placed on a waiting list for tickets should space become available. Thank you!

We at Humanities Tennessee are excited to share with you the schedule for the 26th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, October 10-12, in Nashville. You are able to create your own schedule with this link. Enjoy, and we hope to see you on the Plaza! 

Anne McCue, R.B. Morris, Julie Christensen and “Adie Grey” MacKenzie Among Featured Performers

The Tennessee Arts Commission, in partnership with Humanities Tennessee, is proud to present Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. This program for high school students seeks to foster the next generation of readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry recitation and performance and building on the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form. Encourage your local high school to participate!

Humanities Tennessee will be working with various groups around the state to coordinate new programs to engage Tennessee's veterans in questions about our roles and responsibilities in service to each other and our nation.