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#HumCitizen: Kentucky Reads “All the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren

Kentucky

Statewide, KY – [panel, reading and discussion] The council will use Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “All the King’s Men” to inform panel discussions at five sites across Kentucky, as well as reading and discussion groups across the state. Additionally, the council will host a screening and discussion of a new documentary. (Students, Public)

PROGRAM: Kentucky Chautauqua®

Kentucky

Statewide, KY – [performance] The story of Mary Carson Breckinridge, founder of the Frontier Nursing Service, is joining the line up of Kentucky Chautauqua. Kentucky Chautauqua® has brought to life more than 70 people from Kentucky’s past – both famous and unknown. Chautauqua performers travel to schools and community organizations throughout the state delivering historically accurate dramatizations of Kentuckians who made valuable contributions. (Public)

PROGRAM: PRIME TIME Family Reading Time®

Kentucky

Ongoing – [statewide] PRIME TIME Family Reading Time is a six week reading, discussion, and storytelling program for children and their families. It is held at schools and public libraries throughout the Commonwealth. (Reading & Discussion)

PROGRAM: Speakers Bureau

Kentucky

Ongoing – [statewide] From unique Kentucky cuisine, bourbon, and music to politics, Kentucky culture, and African American history, the Speakers Bureau features a fantastic group of the Commonwealth’s finest scholars, historians, writers, and poets. These speakers travel to schools and community organizations throughout the state delivering their talks. (Presentation)

PROGRAM: Think Humanities Podcast

Kentucky

Ongoing – [statewide] A podcast for people who love history, philosophy, culture, literature, civic dialogue, and the arts. Hosted by Kentucky Humanities Executive Director Bill Goodman, new episodes are released each Wednesday. (Other)

PROGRAM: Think Humanities Vlog

Kentucky

Ongoing – [statewide] What are the humanities? What programs and services are offered by Kentucky Humanities? Find out the answered to these questions and more in episodes of Think Humanities. (Other)

RESOURCE: Kentucky Humanities Magazine

Kentucky

Ongoing – [resource] Timely, thoughtful, and entertaining — Kentucky Humanities is a unique magazine about Kentucky’s people, culture, and history. See Kentucky’s Story unfold in each issue of Kentucky Humanities. Issues are published each spring and fall. (Publication, Resource)

PROGRAM: Kentucky Book Fair

Kentucky

Nov. 18, 2017 – [Lexington] The Kentucky Book Fair, now in its 36th year, is Kentucky’s premier annual literary event. Featuring more than 175 authors from Kentucky and around the country, the book fair connects readers of all ages with well-known writers and new favorites. (Book Fair)

GRANT: KY Minigrants

Kentucky

Ongoing – [statewide] Minigrants support public programs in the humanities throughout the Commonwealth, including conferences, lectures, radio and video productions, exhibits, teacher training and development of curricular materials, interpretive programs for festivals, book discussions, and planning for future projects (funding up to $1,500 available). (Grant Opportunity)

RESOURCE: New Books for New Readers

Kentucky

Ongoing – [resource] A series of books written at the 4th grade reading level for adult literacy students. The 64-page books are written by scholars with the help of literacy students and their tutors, and cover topics in Kentucky history, literature, and folklore. (Book Discussion,
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RESOURCE: Going on 200

Kentucky

Ongoing – [resource] Through historic and contemporary photographs and insightful essays, Going on 200 tells the stories of nearly 50 century-old businesses in Kentucky. (Publication, Resource)

PROGRAM: KY Amending America: Bill of Rights Exhibit

Kentucky

2016 – [Archived] Kentucky Humanities, in partnership with the National Archives, provided a pop-up kiosk to more than 40 schools, colleges, libraries, and museums throughout the Commonwealth in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. (National Archives, Bill of Rights, Exhibit)

OVERVIEW: Kentucky Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Activities

Kentucky

2016 – [Archived] The Kentucky Humanities Council hosted multiple events, including presentations at its annual Kentucky Book Fair, that featured Pulitzer Prize winners Joel Pett (2000) and Maria Henson (1992). (Pulitzer Prize Campfires, State Overview)

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