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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. 

June 14, 2017

Visit Warriors' Path State Park for a multimedia presentation about he fascinating Tennessee River, and view the Smothsonian's Water|Ways exhibition.

Randy Hedgepath, TN State Naturalist, presents an entertaining, multimedia exploration of the watershed of Tennessee's namesake river, including natural, historical, and cultrual highlights.

7:00 pm, Warriors' Path State Park Rec Building on Duck Island, Kingsport

The event is part of a weekly series of public programs in conjunction with the Water|Ways exhibiton tour of select TN State Parks.

June 14, 2017

Visit Warriors' Path State Park to learn about the past and present of TVA, and view the Smithsonian's Water|Ways exhibit.

Using TVA's historic photo collection, Patricia Bernard Ezell, TVA historian, will explore the impact of the TVA on the region since the 1930s and how the future is reflected in the TVA currently.

7:00 pm, Warriors' Path State Park Rec Building on Duck Island, Kingsport

The event is part of a series of public programs in conjunction with the Water|Ways exhibition tour of select TN State Parks.

June 13, 2017

The Salon@615 author series welcomes Roxane Gay to Nashville to discuss her new book, Hunger. Advanced tickets are available here

 
Salon@615 presents Roxane Gay
July 13, 2017 6:15 PM
Ticket price: Free + $2.50 online ticket fee if reserved in advance
June 13, 2017

The Salon@615 author series presents a special edition event with Alan Alda to discuss his new book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? Tickets include a copy of the book. 

 
Salon@615 Special Edition with Alan Alda
Tue, Jul 18 6:15 PM
Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt, 2400 Blakemore Avenue
COST: $34, includes a copy of the book.
June 8, 2017

Visit Warriors' Path State Park and learn how stakeholders innovate to provide access to a clean and safe local water supply. Plus, view the Smithsonian Water|Ways exhibition.

Gary Barrigar, environmental educator and former president of the Boone Watershed Partnership, discusses how federal and state agencies, local municipalities and nonprofits partner to improve the quality of and access to water.  The event is part of Warriors' Path State Park's weekly Water|Ways public programs.

7:00 pm, Warriors' Path State Park, Rec Building on Duck Island

June 8, 2017

Visit Warrior's Path State Park to learn about the locally recoverd artifacts and their connection to the Atlantic Ocean, and to view the Smithsonian's Water|Ways exhibit.

Dr. Jay Franklin, ETSU professor of archaeology, leads a discussion of marine artifacts that address social and political relationships among ancient towns in Southern Appalachia. The event is part of Warriors' Path State Park's weekly Water|Ways public programs.

7:00pm, Warriors' Path State Park, Rec Building on Duck Island

June 8, 2017

Visit Warriors' Path State Park and learn the role of water in shaping the region's history since the 1770s, and view the Smithsonian Water|Ways exhibition.

Jennifer Light, of the historic Netherland Inn, discusses regional history from the 1770s to the present day with water as the central theme, including settlement, old King's Port, industry, and recreation. The event is part of Warrior's Path State Park's weekly Water|Ways public programs.

7:00 pm, Warriors' Path State Park, Rec Building on Duck Island

May 3, 2017

East Nashville Hope Exchange kicks off the six-week summer literacy & civics camp for neighborhood kids, "My Family, My Community, My World."

East Nashville Hope Exchange presents "My Family, My Community, My World," a six-week summer program that provides books, guest readers, and city-wide field trips to 1-3 graders in the neighborhood. The programs ties events together with weekly themes based on children's literature and civics education.

Humanities TN is a proud, annual sponsor for the project.

May 3, 2017

The summer series of facilitated book discussions among adults incarcerated in Hamilton & Bradley County jails is sponsored by Southern Lit Alliance.

The summer series is the second of three 2017 book discussion series sponsored by the Southern Lit Alliance, in Chattanooga, for adults in area county jails.  Each eight-week series is facilitated by local scholars, and is often the only educational offering at these institutions.

Humanities TN is a proud supporter of the project.

May 3, 2017

Visit World's Fair Park in Knoxville for the annual Children's Festival of Reading, featuring authors, illustrators, and much more!

Join the Knox County Library in welcoming a great slate of children's authors and illustrators for the 2017 Children's Festival of Reading. Also on site will be your favorite costumed characters, games, music, and a marvelous day of learning and literature.

Saturday, May 20th, 10am-3pm, World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN

For a complete line-up and details click here.

Humanities Tennessee is a proud, annual supporter of the festival.

May 3, 2017

Join the East TN Historical Society at the McMinn County Heritage Museum for a teacher workshop that combines state history, primary sources and local history resources.

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum hosts the kick-off event for the East TN Historical Society's summer series of free traveling teacher workshops.  Join the ETHS in Athens for a day of state & local history content training, and explore the museum!

Tuesday, June 6th, 8:30am-4pm, Athens

All workshops are free, include lunch, and a certificate of completion.  Contact Lisa Oakley for details and to register.

Humanities TN is a proud, annual supporter of the series.

May 3, 2017

Join the East TN Historical Society in Athens for a free teacher workshop focusing on state & local history.

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum hosts an East TN Historical Society's free traveling teacher workshops. Join the ETHS in Athens for a day of state & local history content training, and explore the museum!

Tuesday, June 6th, 8:30am-4pm, Athens

All workshops are free, include lunch, and a certificate of completion.  Contact Lisa Oakley for details and to register.

Humanities TN is a proud, annual supporter of the series.

May 3, 2017

The Promise Land Heritage Association hosts the East TN Historical Society for a free, day-long teacher workshop focusing on state & local history.

Promise Land Heritage Association hosts an East TN Historical Society's free traveling teacher workshop.  Join the ETHS in Charlotte for a day of state & local history content training, and explore this historic property!

Friday, July 14, 8:30am-4pm, Charlotte

All workshops are free, include lunch, and a certificate of completion.  Contact Lisa Oakley for details and to register: oakley@eastTNhistory.org

May 3, 2017

Join the East TN Historical Society in Rugby for a day of state & local history content training, and explore this historic property!

 

Historic Rugby hosts an East TN Historical Society's free traveling teacher workshop.  Join the ETHS in Rugby for a day of state & local history content training, and explore this historic property!

Friday, July 14, 8:30am-4pm, Historic Rugby, Morgan Co.

All workshops are free, include lunch, and a certificate of completion.  Contact Lisa Oakley for details and to register.

Humanities TN is a proud, annual supporter of the series.

May 3, 2017

Join the Discovery Park of America for a free, day-long teacher workshop on state & local history facilitated by the East TN Historical Society.

The Discovery Park of America hosts an East TN Historical Society's free traveling teacher workshop.  Join the ETHS in Union City for a day of state & local history content training, and explore the museum & grounds!

Friday, August 4, 8:30am-4pm, Discovery Park of America, Union City

May 3, 2017

Join Humanities TN and Warriors' Path State Park in welcoming Water|Ways, a Smithsonian exhibit kicking off a tour of TN State Parks in June!

Warriors' Path State Park is the first of six parks across Tennessee to host Water|Ways, a multimedia exhibit that explores the significance of water to our history, our communities, and our environment.

Each park will also host a range of public programs that focuses on this vital resource and their locally and regionally.  For a full exhibit tour itinerary, click here.

May 2, 2017

This year, as we celebrate the 20th annual Tennessee Young Writers' Workshop and the 6th annual Appalachian Young Writers' Workshop, we ask for your support in helping Tennessee's aspiring young writers to find their literary voices and to develop skills that will last them a lifetime. 

“Writing expresses who you are as a person. Writing is portable and permanent. It makes your thinking visible. Writing equips you with the communication and thinking skills you need to participate effectively in democracy.” 
–What Makes Writing So Important?
 
May 1, 2017

The Big Payback annual giving day is returning on Wednesday, May 3rd, and Humanities Tennessee is excited to take part in this monumental event for the fourth time. 

The Big Payback annual giving day is returning on Wednesday, May 3, and Humanities Tennessee is excited to take part in this monumental event for the fourth time. 

April 21, 2017

Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis is the first documentary biography of John Lewis, civil rights hero, congressional leader and human rights champion whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past fifty years.

Nashville Reads Finale: Get in the Way Film Screening and Panel
May 2, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Main Library Auditorium, 615 Church Street

April 18, 2017

Parnassus Books will host a special evening with John Grisham, benefiting Humanities Tennessee. Click here to find info and tickets here.

March 31, 2017

Andrew McCarthy is the author of the New York Times-bestselling travel memoir, The Longest Way Home. He is an editor at large at National Geographic Traveler magazine. He is also an actor and director. 

March 31, 2017

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television.