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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. 

April 12, 2018

Join us in welcoming authors Charles Frazier and Paula McLain, with moderator Ann Patchett, to the Main Nashville Public Library on May 14th. This event is free. Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets.

April 11, 2018

Join us in welcoming New York Times-bestselling author Meg Wolitzer to Nashville. This is a free, ticketed event. Click here to learn more and reserve tickets.

April 11, 2018

Join us in welcoming Rick Bragg to Nashville with his latest book, The Best Cook in the World. This is a free, ticketed event. Click here to learn more and reserve tickets. 

March 9, 2018

Humanities TN is pleased to present the 2018 Appalachian Young Writers' Workshop at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate. Click here for more information about this program.

The Appalachian Young Writers' Workshop (AYWW) is a seven-day residential writing workshop for rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders, and graduating seniors. 

March 9, 2018

Join the Knox Co. Public Library for the 2018 Children's Festival of Reading at World's Fair Park in Knoxville. Humanities TN is pleased to provide annual support to this event. Click here for details. 

March 9, 2018

Join us for the finale of this year's Nashville Reads community-wide reading event with author John T. Edge. This is a free event. No tickets are required. Click here for more event info.

March 9, 2018

Join us in welcoming author Anna Quindlen to Nashville. This is a free, ticketed event. Click here to reserve tickets. 

March 9, 2018

Humanities TN is pleased to provide annual support to the statewide Tennessee History Day contest. Winners of the state-level competition advance to National History Day. Click here to learn more.

March 9, 2018

Humanities TN is pleased to present the 2018 Tennessee Young Writers' Workshop at Cumberland University in Lebanon. Click here for more information and to apply!

The 20th annual Tennessee Young Writers' Workshop is July 15-21, 2018 and will be held on the campus of Cu

March 8, 2018

Join Humanities TN and PEN America for an entertaining and interactive look at media and the First Amendment, featuring special guests Demetria Kalodimos, Steve Cavendish, and Ken Paulson.

 
PRESSING CONCERNS
7:30 PM | Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Third Coast Comedy Club in Marathon Village (1310 Clinton Street, Suite 121, Nashville, TN 37203)
 
February 14, 2018

Learn about the role of Knoxville and Tennessee in the fight for woman suffrage from a panel of local and national scholars.

Join the East Tennessee Historical Society and the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial Collaborative (TWSCC) for an afternoon of discussions about the role of the Knoxville area and its women in the passage of the 19th amendment, providing the right to vote for women across the nation.

Sunday, March 18, 1-4pm, East TN History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville

For more information about the event click here.

February 13, 2018

Join us for an introduction to a project that digitizes the local suffrage stories of African American women in Tennessee.

This panel discussion presents a project to digitize family and local history related to African American women's political history in Tennessee before 1930. Join us and learn how to find items for digitization in your own collections.

Tuesday, April 10, 6:30pm,  Bordeaux Branch Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike

January 31, 2018

Join the Clarence Brown Theater for a staged reading of banned children's books & discussion with visiting playwright Kenneth Jones.

In conjunction iwth the staging of his play, Alabama Story, visiting playwright Kenneth Jones will lead a discussion following a staged reading of banned children's books.  The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, Clarence Brown Theater Mainstage, UTK

January 30, 2018

Join the Heritage Alliance for a panel discussion alongside the exhibit about local author/illustrator Rhea Wells.

The Field of Children's Literature and the Future of Libraries is a panel discussion featuring Dr. Brenda G'Fellers, Bristol Public Library; Richard Griffin, Washington Co. Library; Renee Lyons, ETSU.

Friday, February 16, 6:30pm, McKinney Center, 103 Franklin Ave., Jonesborough

Also view the exhibition, Far Away & Close to Home: The Art and Words of Rhea Wells

January 10, 2018

Visit the Parthenon's latest exhibition to discover perspectives on ancient Greek architecture, culture and warfare.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support for the Parthenon's latest exhibition and related public programs.  In An Archaeologist's Eye, artist Schwab interprets details of the Parthenon in Athens through various stages of decay and restoration.

The exhibition is on loan from Fairfield University.

January 10, 2018

Visit the Parthenon's latest exhibition and join this discussion using art to compare and contrast the ancient and modern worlds.

Join Dr. Katherine A. Schwab, Fairfield University, and Dr. Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania, for a public discussion in conjunction with the Parthenon's latest exhibition, An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab.

Tuesday, March 20, 6pm-8pm, including a reception following the program.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support to the Conservancy for the Parthenon for the exhibition and public programs.

January 10, 2018

Visit the Parthenon's latest exhibition and join the public conversation about the life and styles of ancient Athenians.

Join Dr. Mireille Lee, Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Katherine A. Schwab, Fairfield University for a public discussion in conjunction with the Parthenon's latest exhibition, An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab.

Tuesday, February 20, 6pm-8pm, including a reception following the program.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support to the Conservancy for the Parthenon for the exhibition and public pgrograms.

January 10, 2018

Join a monthly discussion series exploring the career of Lincoln's and the nature of civic participation.

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the fifth in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the fifth session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's handling of the Emancipation Proclamation and the issues surrounding the separation of powers today.

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

January 10, 2018

Join in a monthly discussion that explores Lincoln's career and the nature of civic participation.

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the fourth in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the fourth session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's time as an Illinois Representative, and current divisiveness of the topic of TN charter schools,

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

January 10, 2018

Join a monthly discussion series exploring Lincoln's career and the nature of civic participation.

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the last in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary sources related to Lincoln's life.  In the final session participants chart Lincoln's time and thoughts as a public servant through primary sources, and discuss their thoughts on expectation of public service in the modern day.

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

January 10, 2018

Visit the Parthenon and join the discussion of important art history issues.

Join Dr. Vivien Green Fryd, Vanderbilt Art Department, for a public discussion in conjunction with the Parthenon's latest exhibition, An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab.

Thursday, January 25, 6pm-8pm, including a reception following the program.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support to the Conservancy for the Parthenon for the exhibition and public pgrograms.