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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!

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. 

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. 

July 27, 2018
Salon@615: Special Edition is pleased to present An Evening with Pete Souza. Every ticket will include a signed copy of Shade. Click here for event details and to purchase tickets.
 
July 27, 2018

Salon@615: Special Edition is delighted to present An Evening with Sally Field. Each ticket will include a signed copy of her memoir, In Pieces. Click here to reserve your tickets. 

July 27, 2018

Salon@615 is thrilled to present critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Markus Zusak and his highly anticipated new novel, Bridge of ClayClick here for event details and to purchase tickets.

July 27, 2018

Salon@615 is pleased to present Newbery Medal winner, Kate Dicamillo, and her highly anticipated new novel, Louisiana's Way Home. Click here to reserve your free tickets.

July 27, 2018

Salon@615 is thrilled to present New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and her highly anticipated new novel, Feared. Click here to reserve your free tickets. 

July 27, 2018

Salon@615 is proud to present New York Times bestseller Nathaniel Philbrick, and his highly anticipated new novel, In the Hurricane's Eye. Click here for event details and to reserve your free tickets. 

July 24, 2018

Eat, drink and be literary! The 2018 dinner will take place Friday, October 12, at historic War Memorial Auditorium, featuring authors of the Southern Festival of Books. Click here for details. 

The 11th annual Authors in the Round fundraising dinner will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018, at historic War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. Guests will mingle and dine with authors from the Southern Festival of Books during an evening of fine fare and literary conversation. 

July 24, 2018

The 30th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will take place October 12-14, 2018, in downtown Nashville. Click here for event details and to plan your visit. 

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to present the 30th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, October 12-14, 2018, at the Main Nashville Public Library and War Memorial Plaza in downtown Nashville. 

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.