Humanities TN is proud to conduct the following programs:

Chapter 16

(Statewide) Chapter 16 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.

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Neighborhood Story Project

(Statewide) This initiative enables Tennessee residents to research and share the histories–and have a voice in the future–of the places they call home.

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Southern Festival of Books

(Nashville) Founded in 1989, the Southern Festival of Books 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.

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Student Reader Day

(Statewide) 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.

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Traveling Exhibits

(Statewide) Humanities Tennessee facilitates statewide tours of traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program, as well as smaller, state-specific exhibits.

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 Young Writers’ Workshops

(Martin, Harrogate) 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.

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