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.

July 10, 2018

Join us for the 2018 Southern Festival of Books kick-off party, where we will unveil this year's author list and the Festival artwork. Click here for event details and to RSVP.

June 11, 2018

Join Chick History, Inc. in Covington to digitize items from your family and community histories to protect the legacy of African American women in Tennessee.

Chick History and local partners are hosting a digitization day to scan items from personal, family, and community collections that expand the narrative of suffrage, voting, and political activity by preserving the contributions and experiences of African American women in TN before 1930.

Thursday, June 28, 10am-4pm, Canaan Baptist Church, 211 N. Main, Covington, 38019

Click here for more information, or contact Rebecca Price, info@chickhistory.org

June 11, 2018

Join Chick History, Inc. in Orange Mound to digitize items from you family and commnity histories to protect the legacy of African American women in Tennessee.

Chick History, Inc. and local partners are hosting a digitization day to scan items from personal, family and community collections that expand the narrative of suffrage, voting and political activity, and preserve the contributions and experiences of African American women in TN before 1930.

Friday, June 29, 9am-4pm, Orange Mound Community Center, 2590 Park Ave, Memphis, 38114

Click here for more information, or contact Rebecca Price, info@chickhistory.org

June 11, 2018

Join the Tennessee State Library and Archives for the last in a series of three interactive workshops, and learn the importance of the artifacts and images in your personal collection.

The Master Local Historian workshop series wraps up with Collections: Their Care & Meaning. Join experts and learn the significance of a public, curated collection, how to identify personal collections, and the basics of collection care.

Monday July 16, 3pm-6pm, TN State Library & Archives, 403 7th Ave North, 37243

Free, but registration is required for all three workshops in the series. To register, call 615-741-1883, or email ADP.TSLA@tn.gov

June 11, 2018

Join the Tennessee State Library & Archives for the second in a series of three interactive workshops and learn what sources are available to help advance your research.

The Master Local Historian workshop series continues with Sources & Resources.  Join expert archivists and learn how to match a research strategy to a research question, to identify evidence in sources, and to evaluate conflicts among evidence in primary sources.

Monday, July 9, 3pm-6pm, TN State Library & Archives, 403 7th Ave North, 37243

Free, but registration for all three workshops in the series is required.  To register, call 615-741-1883, or email ADP.TSLA@tn.gov

June 11, 2018

Join us at the TN State Library & Archives for the first in a series of three interactive workshops and learn the historian's craft by doing.

The Master Local Historians workshop series begins with The Power of Historical Thinking.  Learn from experts how to structure a local history project and how to evaluate interpretive products of local history.

Monday, June 25, 3pm-6pm, TSLA, 403 7th Ave. North, Nashville, 37243

Free, but registration for all three workshops in the series is required.  To register call 615-741-1883, or email ADP.TSLA@tn.gov