Arizona Humanities, through a NEH grant and a partnership with ASU’s Pat Tillman Veterans Center, is sponsoring a book club for veterans to create a safe space for vets to talk about their experiences, address issues of communication, and explore literature focused on the experience of war and its meaning. Meetings will be held at the Burton Barr Central Library in downtown Phoenix through December 10, from ASU News.
James McBride, current winner of the National Book Award for fiction, will be speaking at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, MA on Oct 22 as part of their new author series, partly funded by NEH. McBride will be reading from his work The Good Lord Bird, a novel about fictional and real-life historical figures crossing paths during the Bleeding Kansas era, from the Lawrence Journal-World.
Clayton State University in Morrow, GA will host a civil rights forum on October 6 highlighting the NEH-supported documentary Freedom Riders and featuring Freedom Riders themselves speaking of their efforts to desegregate interstate travel in the US South, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Studs Terkel Radio Archive, a collaborative database of almost 50 years of Terkel’s work, was awarded an NEH grant to catalog and make publicly available more than 5,000 interviews the radio host conducted; 400 of these interviews are already available with another 1,000 to be uploaded by February 2015, from Chicago Magazine.