Humanities TN is proud to conduct the following programs:
(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.
Letters About Literature
(Statewide) Letters About Literature was a national writing contest that encouraged students to think critically, read thoughtfully, and write reflectively by reading a book, poem, or speech and writing a letter to its author. The program was discontinued after 2019. Learn More
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. Learn More
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.
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.
(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. Learn More
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. Learn More