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Content about 2018

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. 

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.

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

May 22, 2018

Panel discussion featuring Marshall Chapman, Kyle Lehning, and Kinky Friedman at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

In conjunction with the new exhibit, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country's Roaring 70s, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum hosts a panel exploring the role and now classic recordings of the Hillbilly Central building.

Saturday, June 2, 2pm

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, 37203