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Content about 2018

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. 

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

May 22, 2018

Opening events for this exhibit exploring the rival sounds & scenes of Nashville and Austin include a panel discussion and a concert.

The Outlaws & Armadillos exhibition explores an era of cultural and artistic exchange between Nashville and Austin, TX, and the complicated and surprising relationship between the two cities.  Runs through February 14, 2021.

Opens: Friday, May 25th, 2018

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, 37203

May 22, 2018

Join us to explore how items from familiy histories can educate us about African American women in early 20th century Tennessee, and learn how your family history can be a part of a project to document it.

Local hosts welcome Chick History, Inc., to share details of it's public archival project and how individuals may get involved.  Learn which items in your family history may educate others about African American women's political history in Tennessee--and then sign up for a digitization day in June!

Thursday, May 31, 11am-1pm (feel free to bring a brown bag lunch)

Canaan Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 211 North Main Street, Covington, 38019

Co-hosts: JB Leverette & Ms. Hattye Yarborough

May 22, 2018

Join us to explore how items from familiy histories can educate us about African American women in early 20th century Tennessee, and learn how your family history can be a part of a project to document it.

Local hosts welcome Chick History, Inc., to share details of it's public archival project and how individuals may get involved.  Learn which items in your family history may educate others about African American women's political history in Tennessee--and then sign up for a digitization day in June!

Friday, June 1, 9:30-11am

Orange Mound Community Center, 2590 Park Avenue, Memphis, 38114

May 11, 2018

Salon@615 is pleased to present Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham in conversation with Gov. Bill Haslam, discussing Meacham's new book, THE SOUL OF AMERICA. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets. 

May 11, 2018

Join us for a conversation with Cal Turner, Jr. (Dollar General) and financial expert Dave Ramsey. Click here for event details and to reserve tickets. 

May 11, 2018

Join us for an event with Dorothea Benton Frank, author of 18 bestselling novels, in conversation with Ann Patchett. Frank's latest novel is By Invitation Only. Click here for event details and reserve tickets. 

May 11, 2018

Join us for a conversation with acclaimed author Mark Bittman (How to Cook Everything) and Nashville's own Pat Martin of Martin's BBQ. Click here for event details and to reserve tickets. 

May 11, 2018

SOLD OUT. Join us for an event with Michael Ondaatje, author of six previous novels, a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and several books of poetry (The English Patient; Anil's Ghost). Click here for event details and to reserve tickets. 

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.