OVERVIEW: Delaware Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Activities

Presented by:
Delaware Humanities Forum
Current Initiative: Centennial Campfires National Partner: The Pulitzer Prizes Local Partner: Colleges and Universities, Libraries Subject: Journalism, Literacy, Other, Poetry, Professional Development Audience: All

The Delaware Humanities Forum commemorated the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2016 with a two-part program that was held in all three Delaware counties – Kent, New Castle, and Sussex – and that featured literature discussions based on Pulitzer Prize winning works or finalists and creative writing workshops.

Between March and November 2016, five creative writing workshops and five book discussions were held in Kent County at the Dover Public Library. In New Castle and Sussex, four creative writing workshops and four book discussions took place. Additionally, in April 2017, the council hosted a summation event with Pulitzer Prize winner David Hoffman, who gave a lecture on the Cold War and its impact on the current political climate.

PARTNERSHIPS:

  • Georgetown Public Library (Sussex Co.)
  • Dover Public Library (Kent Co.)
  • Newark Free Public Library (New Castle Co.)
  • University of Delaware English Department (New Castle Co.)
  • University of Delaware Journalism Department (New Castle Co.)
  • Bear Library (New Castle Co.)

PULITZER PRIZE PARTICIPANTS:

  • David Hoffman, General Nonfiction (2010)

EVENT LOCATIONS:

  • Georgetown, DE
  • Newark, DE
  • Dover, DE

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