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January 12, 2015

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.

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.

December 3, 2014

The Conversation addresses the challenges veterans face upon leaving the military and returning to the civilian workforce. It is based on accounts from veterans of World War I, the Korean War, and the War in Afghanistan. 

This conversation is based on a written account from W.W.

October 28, 2014

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.

October 23, 2014

In conjunction with their "Face of a President" exhibit, the James K. Polk Home will present public programs on Nineteenth Century Portraits and early photography.

In conjunction with "The Face of a President" exhibit, the James K. Polk Home will present public programs on 19th-century portraits and early photography.

October 23, 2014

Veterans initiative offers new, statewide program opportunities.

Humanities Tennessee is conducting a year-long, multi-format set of programs under the "Standing Together" initiative, which uses the humanities to foster veterans' communication of their experience of war and re-assimilation, and civilians' comprehension of those experiences.  These programs will engage Tennesseans in exploring our roles and responsibilities in service to each other and our nation.

October 22, 2014

The author will discuss his book, The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie, at the downtown Nashville Public Library on Wednesday, November 12. 

Salon@615 - Chris Van Allsburg, The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie
Nashville Public Library
Wed, Nov 12 6:15 PM
COST: Free + $2.50 online ticket fee if purchased in advance

October 22, 2014

The author will discuss his book, A Sudden Light, at the downtown Nashville Library on Friday, November 14. 

Salon@615 - Garth Stein, A Sudden Light
Nashville Public Library
Fri, Nov 14 6:15 PM
COST: Free + $2.50 online ticket fee if purchased in advance

October 22, 2014

The author will discuss his book, Sound Man, at the downtown Nashville Public Library on Tuesday, November 18. 

 

Salon@615 - Glyn Johns, Sound Man
Nashville Public Library
Tue, Nov 18 6:15 PM
COST: Free + $2.50 online ticket fee if purchased in advance
Advance Tickets Available: 11/4/2014 8:15 AM

October 22, 2014

The author will discuss her latest book, 365 Days of Wonder, at Harding Academy in Nashville. 

October 22, 2014

The author will discuss his book, Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book, at the downtown Nashville Public Library on Wednesday, December 10. 

Salon@615 - Richard Ford, Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book
Nashville Public Library
Wed, Dec 10 6:15 PM
COST: Free + $2.50 online ticket fee if purchased in advance

October 21, 2014

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

Filmed by C-SPAN2's BookTV at the Southern Festival of Books, you can see sessions featuring the following authors:

Charles Blow, Marcie Cohen Ferris, Alice Goffman, Anand Gopal, Kenneth MacLeish, Andrew Maraniss, James McPherson, Michael Newton, Lien-Hang Nguyen, Jennifer Percy, Clay Risen, Blain Roberts, Ganesh Sitaraman, Ellen Spears, Earl Swift, Chris Tomlinson, Curtis Wilkie, and Kayla Williams. 

Follow this link to view sessions.

October 21, 2014

Exhibit explores how currency and coinage reflect a nation's changing identity.

The Tom & O.E. Stigall Ethnic Library and History Museum will host the traveling exhibit, "The Currency of Change: the African American Experience," November 13-December 18, 2014.

October 14, 2014

Guided tour highlights African Americans and the Battle of Nashville.

Join Lipscomb University for a half-day guided tour, 9am-12pm, Saturday, October 25, that will take visitors to sites across the city to explore the experience and meaning of the Battle of Nashville, highlighting occupied Nashville and the role of African American soldiers and civilians.

Each tour is hosted by local historian David Currey, and include stops at Peach Orchard Hill, Granbury's Lunnette, and Fort Negley, among others.

October 14, 2014

This free program explores the use of lithographs in 1840s presidential politics.

In conjunction with "The Face of a President" exhibition, the Polk Home will host a free program at 7pm, Thursday, October 16, that centers on one campaign medium--the lithograph. 

October 13, 2014

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.

Enter the Letters About Literature (LAL) contest today. It is a great way to get your young people to think critically about what they're reading right now or what they've already read. LAL meets Common Core Standards for writing, too!

October 3, 2014

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As the colors of summer fade to fall, Nashville’s War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library come to life in celebration of the written word. The Southern Festival of Books, widely recognized as a fixture of fall in the South, will take place Oct. 10-12.
 
The 2014 program welcomes back festival favorites and introduce new, literal and digital, opportunities for festival-goers to interact with the arts.
October 2, 2014

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word announces this year’s lineup of popular and acclaimed children’s and youth authors and entertainers for the 26th anniversary event in Nashville, Oct. 10-12. The free, three-day program highlights storytellers, musicians, poets, songwriters, hands-on crafts and classic book characters to encourage reading and creative collaboration.
 
September 29, 2014

*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!

*UPDATE: THIS YEAR'S AUTHORS IN THE ROUND DINNER IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY. PLEASE CONTACT ALEXIS STEVENS AT (615) 770-0006 EXT. 14 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST FOR TICKETS SHOULD SPACE BECOME AVAILABLE. THANK YOU.*

Please click here for more information. 

September 23, 2014

Humanities Tennessee partners with Third Man Records and The Porch Writers' Collective to host a Literary Death Match on Saturday, Oct. 11, as part of the 26th annual Southern Festival of Books. 

Literary Death Match is coming to Nashville!

September 22, 2014

The 26th annual Southern Festival of Books will take place October 10-12th in downtown Nashville. See you on the Plaza! 

Festival hours: 

Friday, October 10th: 12 n - 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 11th: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 12th: 12 n -5 p.m.

Click here for more details.

September 22, 2014

The 7th annual Authors in the Round dinner will take place Friday, October 10, at War Memorial Plaza in downtown Nashville. 

 

September 18, 2014

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! 

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! 

http://www.humanitiestennessee.org/programs/southern-festival-books/sessions

September 16, 2014

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

MUSIC STAGE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR 26TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

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

September 5, 2014

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!

The Tennessee Arts Commission, in partnership with Humanities Tennessee, is proud to present Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. This program seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry recitation and performance building on the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form. Available to all high school students in Tennessee, this is an exciting opportunity for educators to incorporat