Programs

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PROGRAM: Traveling Exhibits

Tennessee

Various locations – [exhibit] Humanities Tennessee facilitates statewide tours of traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program, as well as, smaller, state-specific exhibits. (Rural Communities, Public)

PROGRAM: Museum Conference Scholarships

Tennessee

Statewide, TN – [conference, professional development] Humanities Tennessee has offered scholarships for volunteers of small or emerging to attend the Tennessee Association of Museums’ annual conference. (Public

#HumCitizen: The State of Tennessee’s Civic Participation

Tennessee

Statewide, TN – [digital, book festival, workshop] A variety of programs designed to examine and encourage civic participation in Tennessee, a state that currently has the lowest voter turnout in the US. Programs include sessions at the Southern Festival of Books and a neighborhood storytelling workshop. (Public)

PROGRAM: Letters About Literature

Tennessee

Statewide, TN – [contest] Letters About Literature is a national writing contest that encourages students to think critically, read thoughtfully, and write reflectively by a reading a book, poem, or speech and writing a letter to its author. (Youth/Teen, K-12)

PROGRAM: Outstanding Educator Awards

Tennessee

Statewide, TN – [award] Since 1985, Humanities Tennessee has offered professional-development grants to 3rd-12th grade teachers and librarians who have demonstrated excellence in humanities education. (Educators)

GRANT: General Information

Tennessee

Humanities Tennessee 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)

PROGRAM: Young Writers’ Workshops

Tennessee

Middle & East, TN – [workshop] The Appalachian & Tennessee Young Writers’ Workshops are summer residential programs on college campuses for aspiring young writers to work directly with published authors to embolden creative writing skills. (Youth/Teen, K-12)

PROGRAM: Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word

Tennessee

Nashville, TN – [festival] Founded in 1989, the Southern Festival of Book is an annual, three-day Celebration of the Written Word – known nationwide as one of the leading literary celebrations that features national, regional, and local authors, booksellers, publishers, and performers. (Public).

PROGRAM: Student Reader Day

Tennessee

Statewide, TN – [reading & discussion, presentation/lecture] Student Reader Day brings writers into schools for presentations and provides free books for young readers to inspire critical thinking, lively discussion, and a lifelong love of reading. (Youth/Teen, Young Adult, Educators, K-12)

RESOURCE: Chapter 16

Tennessee

Statewide, TN – [online] Chapter16.org is a daily online publication that provides comprehensive coverage of Tennessee authors, literary news, and public readings; it also serves as the state’s virtual Center for the Book. (Public)

OVERVIEW: Tennessee Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Activities

Tennessee

2016 – [Archived] Humanities Tennessee Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires program consisted of two elements: a series on Prize-winning Tennesseans and their works on the council’s award-winning Chapter16.org site and a special track featuring Prize-winners at the Southern Festival of Books. (Pulitzer Prizes Campfires, State Overview)

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