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.
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.
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.
"Stories are the way we human beings organize our thoughts, our questions, our memories; and language is our best medium for telling stories. Without the humanities—literature and history and philosophy and all the other disciplines within the liberal arts—we would have no way of sharing those stories, of making connections between our lives and the lives of others."
The East Nashville Hope Exchange kicked off its summer program, "My Family, My Community, My World," last week, and forty-two children are knee deep in books, art, and FUN! The program is funded in part through a grant from Humanities Tennessee.