An important aspect of Humanities Tennessee’s mission is to support and strengthen our state’s cultural infrastructure. In addition to the literary programs we present, including the Southern Festival of Books and Chapter16.org, we partner with literary organizations and programs across Tennessee to enhance their ability to serve local communities. Together, we create connections to the literary history of the state, support community bookstores and local learning labs, illuminate untold stories, inspire new voices, and drive a love of the written word.
Later this week, we’ll enjoy the much-anticipated return of the Southern Festival of Books to downtown Nashville’s War Memorial Plaza and Auditorium and the Nashville Public Library. As we get ready to spotlight nearly 200 authors and revel in the company of booklovers in Nashville, we also wanted to shine a light on literary programs across the state that we are proud to support.
Please consider these questions as you peruse the list below and enjoy our social media spotlights throughout the week:
- What literary programs are happening in your community?
- How might you get involved?
- Which program or topic sparks your interest to learn more?
Griot Collective of West Tennessee, Paris Arts Council, Southern Word (Memphis, Jackson, & Selmer)
East Nashville Hope Exchange, Historic Cragfont, Nashville Public Library Foundation, The Parthenon, The Porch Writers’ Collective
Creative Discovery Museum, ELLA Library, International Storytelling Center, KelCurt Foundation/Soddy Daisy Community Library, Knox County Public Library, Knoxville History Project, Mark Makers, RISE Chattanooga, Southern Lit Alliance (Bradley & Hamilton Counties), University of Tennessee Knoxville (Statewide)
BE SURE TO FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA THIS WEEK FOR THESE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHTS