Programs

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PROGRAM: The Great American Read

Florida

Statewide, FL – [television] In partnership with the Florida Library Association, Florida Humanities Council has designed a special initiative grant for Florida libraries and Florida Public Broadcast stations to implement public programming related to “The Great American Read.” Created by PBS, the Great American Read is an eight-part televised series running each summer that promotes the joy of reading through a selected list of 100 novels. (Public)

PROGRAM: Crossroads – Change in Rural America

Florida

SHORT DESCRIPTION: Select Locations, FL – [exhibit] A new traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian’s MoMS program, Crossroads: Change in Rural America, is coming to Florida from 2018-2019. The exhibit examines the many changes, challenges, and opportunities that rural America faces in the 21st century. (Public)

#HumCitizen: Fact Checking and Trust in Journalism

Florida

Tallahassee and St. Petersburg, FL – [panel] The Florida Humanities Council will partner with the Poynter Institute to develop programs in St. Petersburg and Tallahassee that examine media accountability, fact checking and rebuilding trust in journalism. (Public, Students)

PROGRAM: Hometown Teams

Florida

Aug. 4, 2017 – [deadline] The Florida Humanities Council is accepting applications to host “Hometown Teams” in 2018. This traveling exhibit is a part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program which brings high quality exhibitions to small towns across the state. MoMS, Traveling Exhibit)

GRANT: General Information

Florida

The Florida Humanities Council offers a variety of grant opportunities. Visit the council’s website to learn more about the types of grants offered, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines. (Public)

RESOURCE: Florida Stories Walking Tour App

Florida

Ongoing – [resource] Download this free app to explore a guided walking tour of various cities and towns in Florida. (App)

PROGRAM: Florida Humanities Speaker Series

Florida

Statewide, FL – [presentation] This program gives communities the opportunity to recruit and facilitate a series of four to six engaging talks with expert historians, storytellers, researchers, and authors while providing funding, promotional support, and capacity-building opportunities for organizations interested in hosting. The 2018 deadline to apply is June 29. (Public)

PROGRAM: PRIME TIME Family Reading Time

Florida

Ongoing – [statewide] A six-week program of reading, discussion, and storytelling for families with young children. (Reading and Discussion)

PROGRAM: Summer Seminars for Educators

Florida

Select locations, FL – [workshop and seminar] Florida Humanities Council partners with Florida universities to provide educators with humanities themed workshops and seminars that provide strong academic content for Florida teachers from all grade levels and disciplines. (Educators)

PROGRAM: Summer Seminars for High School Students

Florida

Select locations, FL – [workshop and seminar] Each summer Florida Humanities Council invites rising high school juniors and seniors to spend a week engaged in challenging and interdisciplinary study of the humanities by combining classroom sessions with relevant field experiences at one of Florida’s premiere universities. (Youth)

PROGRAM: Poetry Out Loud

Florida

Tampa, FL – Using Poetry Out Loud curriculum, teachers guide students toward a deeper understanding of the power of language and literature and students develop a personal relationship with great poems while learning about their literary heritage through poetry recitation. Participants master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and improve their reading comprehension scores. Registration for 2018 Poetry Out Loud competition is now open – deadline is Friday, Dec. 19, 2017. (Competition, Curriculum)

PROGRAM: Florida Book Awards

Florida

April 12-13, 2017 – [Tallahassee, FL] Awards presentation to the 2017 Florida Book Awards winners. Submissions for next year open mid-June 2017. (Award)

PROGRAM: Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing

Florida

April 12-13, 2017 – [Tallahassee, FL] Awards ceremony for 2017 winner, Edna Buchanan, legendary crime reporter of the Miami Herald and author of 16 mystery novels. (Awards Ceremony)

RESOURCE: Forum Magazine

Florida

Statewide, FL – [resource] A magazine providing a rich perspective on Florida that helps illuminate current issues and conversations. (Magazine)

OVERVIEW: Florida Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Activities

Florida

2016 – [Archived] Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham engages the public in discussions of leadership based on lessons gleaned from his books. (Pulitzer Prize Campfires, State Overview)

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