Statewide, ME – [discussion] A new initiative to foster discussion via public forums on the role journalists play in creating informed citizens and the conditions necessary for democracy to flourish. (Public)
March 2017 – [Brunswick] An exploration, in a group setting, of an important work of literature complete with expert analysis on themes and cultural context. (Reading & Discussion)
Portland, ME – [reading and discussion] Portland Seminars brings together avid readers, the selection of three books, and a scholar-led facilitator discussing a particular theme. (Public)
March 23, 2017 – [statewide] Arts & Humanities Grants, a partnership between the council and the Maine Arts Commission, support innovative community projects that tie both disciplines. Funding up to $1,000. (Grant Opportunity)
Statewide, ME – [reading and discussion] Read ME is a statewide program presented in partnership with Maine State Library that gets Maine’s adults all reading the same books— by Maine authors and recommended by a Maine author. (Public)
Bangor, ME – A happy-hour discussion series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. This fall, gather at the Nocturnem Draft Haus to tackle conversations on policing in Maine, its intersection with race, and how local experience connects what we see across the US.
Summer 2017 – [statewide] A consortium of states and library systems providing high-quality reading program materials and themes for public libraries. (Resource)
Portland, ME – [forum] The Dorothy Schwartz Forum brings people together with expert guides to explore a big idea. The 2017 theme was “How Can We Know?” (General)