August 30, 2018

Humanities TN and ThinkTennessee are launching a series of community conversations to address Tennessee's consistently low voter registration and turnout. Events will be held in Kingsport, Columbia, Paris, Memphis, and Knoxville.

July 16, 2018

We are thrilled to release the author list for the 30th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word! Please note that we will continue updating this list until Festival weekend (Oct. 12-14, 2018). 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2018 AUTHOR LIST. 

We are thrilled to release the author list for the 30th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word! Please note that we will continue updating this list until Festival weekend (Oct. 12-14, 2018). 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2018 AUTHOR LIST. 

June 29, 2018

We are pleased to present our 2017 annual report. Read all about our programs, grants, events, supporters, and financial statements. Thank you to all who helped make 2017 a wonderful year!

Please enjoy our 2017 annual report: 

Click here for a PDF version of the report. 

 

 

June 4, 2018

The national Letters About Literature competition selected White Station High School student Sukanya Barman's letter to Laurie Halse Anderson about her book Catalyst out of 46,800 entries for a Level 3 National Honor Award. Congratulations, Sukanya! Tennessee is proud of you.

 
Letters About Literature, a Library of Congress national writing competition, has announced its winners for 2018. The national program, now in its 26th year, asks young people in grades 4-12 to write to an author about how his or her work affected their lives.
May 11, 2018

More than 900 students entered the statewide contest this year, with winners hailing from West and Middle Tennessee. 

May 9, 2018

The Art Works grant will support the 30th annual Southern Festival of Books and other literary programs throughout the state.

April 27, 2018

Humanities TN is excited to take part in this community-wide day of giving for the fifth year in a row. On Wednesday, May 2, show your support! Visit TheBigPayback.org for more information.

 
The Big Payback annual giving day is returning on Wednesday, May 2, and Humanities TN is excited to once again take part in this monumental event. 
April 11, 2018

The latest newsletter includes information about upcoming exhibits, events, grants, and more. Click here to read it now!

April 11, 2018

The 2018 Young Writers' Workshops are quickly approaching. Read a letter from past years' Workshop participants and learn how you can support and encourage these aspiring young writers!

March 8, 2018
A celebrated TV anchor is taken off air. Fake news lurks on social media. The sole-remaining alt-weekly is put up for sale. This is the modern media milieu in Music City. Humanities Tennessee and PEN America join forces to explore the health of Nashville's local press and its power to engage and inform citizens. Join us for this entertaining and interactive event. 
PRESSING CONCERNS
7:30 PM | Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Third Coast Comedy Club in Marathon Village
(1310 Clinton Street, Suite 121, Nashville, TN 37203)
 
January 25, 2018

The latest newsletter includes information about upcoming exhibits, events, grants, and more. Click here to read it now!

January 16, 2018

This year's LAL postmark deadline has been extended to Friday, January 19th, due to inclement weather and resultant school closures and delays. Please contact us with questions.

This year's Letters About Literature postmark deadline has been extended to Friday, January 19th, due to inclement weather and resultant school closures and delays. 

Please contact Serenity Gerbman at serenity@humanitiestennessee.org or (615) 770-0006 ext. 8012 with any questions. 

December 1, 2017

From sending the Smithsonian exhibit Water|Ways to state parks in every corner of the state, to supporting a documentary film on Vietnam veterans in East Tennessee, to hosting the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Humanities Tennessee’s activities this year have engaged hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans in discovering and being a part of our stories. Help us continue this mission in 2018.

Dear Friend,

“We are putting our finger on something that will provide us a broader and deeper understanding of women. The hope is that through this process people will realize the importance and historical significance of women in their own families and communities.”

November 17, 2017

It was a year of change at the 29th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word. Read a recap of the weekend here. Thank you to everyone who made the Festival possible! 

“A wonderful event that brings together writers and readers in a classy and beautiful city.” -- author Deno Trakas

November 17, 2017

Meet Patrick Shaffner, Humanities Tennessee's newest Program Officer for our Literature & Language programs, including the Southern Festival of Books, Young Writers' Workshops, Salon@615, Student Reader Days, and more.

Patrick Shaffner joined the Humanities Tennessee team in November of 2017.

September 15, 2017

CLICK HERE for the 2017 Southern Festival of Books schedule. Please check this page regularly, as we will keep session changes posted. Thanks, and we hope to see you on the Plaza!  

August 16, 2017

Humanities Tennessee offers our support and solidarity to our colleagues at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and all those affected by the recent demonstrations of bigotry and intolerance in Charlottesville...[more] 

Humanities Tennessee offers our support and solidarity to our colleagues at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and all those affected by the recent demonstrations of bigotry and intolerance in Charlottesville.

July 8, 2017

CLICK HERE to view the full list of 2017 Southern Festival of Books authors. We will continue to update this list until Festival weekend, Oct. 13-15, so check back regularly! 

April 18, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our friends at Parnassus Books will be hosting a very special evening with John Grisham to benefit Humanities Tennessee. 

February 20, 2015

The bilingual traveling exhibit will be on view at the Kingston Public Library through March 30th with special public events held March 12th and 19th. 

The bilingual, traveling exhibit, "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964," is on view at the Kingston Public Library, and runs through March 30th. The library will host a reception and a public conversation on March 12th and a public book discussion on March 19th. More information provided below.

August 30, 2018

Join us at the Polk Home & Museum Presidential Hall in Columbia, TN, for a public conversation about Tennesseans' participation in voting -- or lack thereof -- and to discuss ideas to strengthen the state's democracy.

Join us for a public conversation about Tennesseans' participation in voting -- or lack thereof -- and to discuss ideas to strengthen the state's democracy.
 
Polk Home & Museum Presidential Hall
301 W 7th St
Columbia, TN 38401
Thursday, September 6th
7:00-8:30 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Barry Gidcomb, Columbia State
 
August 30, 2018
Join us at the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce in Paris for a public conversation about Tennesseans' participation in voting -- or lack thereof -- and to discuss ideas to strengthen the state's democracy.
Join us at the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce in Paris for a public conversation about Tennesseans' participation in voting -- or lack thereof -- and to discuss ideas to strengthen the state's democracy.
 
Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce
2508 E Wood St
Paris, TN 38242
Thursday, September 13th
12:00-1:30 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Chris Baxter, University of TN-Martin
 
August 30, 2018

Join us at the Memphis Urban League for a public conversation about Tennesseans' participation in voting -- or lack thereof -- and to discuss ideas to strengthen the state's democracy.

Join us at the Memphis Urban League for a public conversation about Tennesseans' participation in voting -- or lack thereof -- and to discuss ideas to strengthen the state's democracy.

 

Memphis Urban League
413 Cleveland St
Memphis, TN 38104
Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Andre Johnson, University of Memphis

 

Please contact Serenity Gerbman at serenity@humanitiestennessee.org for additional information. 

August 30, 2018

Join us at The Emporium Center in Knoxville for a public conversation about Tennesseans' participation in voting -- or lack thereof -- and to discuss ideas to strengthen the state's democracy.

Join us at The Emporium Center in Knoxville for a public conversation about Tennesseans' participation in voting -- or lack thereof -- and to discuss ideas to strengthen the state's democracy.

The Emporium Center
100 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902
Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Daryl Carter, East TN State University

Please contact Serenity Gerbman at serenity@humanitiestennessee.org for more information.