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FESTIVAL

December 7, 2016

An Evening with Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate

The former US Poet Laureate will speak and read from his work. 

October 27, 2016 to October 28, 2016

Chickasaw Celebration

Tupelo City Hall Chamber Council will be hosting a Chickasaw Celebration of cultural demonstrations from the Chickasaw Nation displaying traditional crafts, language, music, dancing, storytelling, cooking, and stickball. A discussion on Chickasaw history and culture will take place in the Tupelo City Hall Council Chamber from scholars on areas of Chickasaw Heritage.

October 26, 2016 to October 29, 2016

Native American Days 2016

Native American Days 2016 is a celebration of Southeastern Native American culture & traditions held at Winterville Mounds that is free to the public. The primary focus is on Native American culture bearers whose traditional stories, songs and dances will be expanded on it an archaeological context.

October 22, 2016

Shall We Gather at the River

Grand finale for the Smithsonian visit to the Curtiss Mansion with songs of redemption, salvation and purification in the Southern African-American Spiritual tradition. Music in the courtyard and the last song sung in procession to the Mansion lake. Program directed by Florida Memorial University Music Professor and Church of the Open Door Music Director, Dr. Nelson Hall.

October 7, 2016 to October 9, 2016

Allatoona Book Festival

The Allatoona Book Festival is a three-day public event to promote the literary arts in North Georgia, and is a culmination of a campaign to create opportunities for emerging and established authors to connect with the broader community. The event will include workshops, readings, book displays, and a keynote address by author Janisse Ray.

September 30, 2016 to October 1, 2016

MS Delta Tennessee Williams Festival

The Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival sponsored by Coahoma Community College continues to acquaint Mississippians of all ages with America's great playwrights: his diversity/broad scope of works, the 2016 celebration will focus on his two Pulitzer Prize Award winners: A Streetcar Named Desire & Cat On A Hot Tin Roof during this Pulitzer Foundation Centennial year.

September 21, 2016 to September 25, 2016

The Montana Book Festival

The Montana Book Festival is a celebration of literary arts held each fall in downtown Missoula that seeks to provide a dynamic, evolving forum for literary engagement, as well as to foster literary community and enthusiasm for the written word among readers of all ages.

May 21, 2016

Natchez Southern Musical Theatre Conference

The Southern Musical Theatre Conference is a free, public event hosted by the Natchez Opera Festival. This annual event is establish to benefit professionals in the musical theatre industry as well as interested citizens in the state of Mississippi. The conference is deeply seeded in the humanities discipline of Fine Art. The lectures offered highlight the different aspects of theatrical performance, the visual arts considerations made during the performance, musical contributions to the art forms, and the historical contributions of the art form throughout American history

July 18, 2015

A Closer Perspective: Furthering Access to Native Culture

The Arts Council, in partnership with the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, will work to deepen community engagement in an on-going project to authenticate local native culture and provide community access to native arts and culture. A free public lecture/discussion will be at the Bethel Inn to explain the Wabanaki culture.

March 30, 2015

The Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize

The Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize honors an individual, institution, or group in recognition of exemplary contributions to public humanities in Maine. In 2015, Donald Soctomah will be the recipient.

October 29, 2014 to November 1, 2014

2014 Native American Days

Native American Days 2014 will feature Native American arts and crafts, storytelling, games, food, dancing, singing, primitive weapons and children’s activities.

October 11, 2014

Creekside Festival

This year, the festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with the addition of more historical demonstrators and even more exciting family activities.

August 30, 2014

2014 National Book Festival

Come to the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will be held Saturday, August 30 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Walter E.

June 7, 2014

2014 Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

The 10th Annual Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival is designed to bring focus and attention to the endangered Gullah Geechee peoples history, culture, music, language and art form.

May 16, 2014 to May 18, 2014

2014 South Carolina Book Festival

 The South Carolina Book Festival is South Carolina’s premier literary event.

May 10, 2014

Finding the Middle Way: A Story of the Hmong People in Portage County, 1980-present

Portage County Cultural Festival.

April 17, 2014 to April 19, 2014

12th Annual Southern Miss Powwow

The annual powwow brings together southeastern Native communities with local and university communities to experience a contemporary Native gathering, learn about Native traditions and gain better understanding of Mississippi's diverse cultures.

March 29, 2014

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities 2014 Humanist of the Year: Walter Isaacson

Each year, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) honors Louisianians who have made outstanding contributions to the study and understanding of the humanities.

March 13, 2014

Japanese Film Festival: "The Tokyo Story" and the Japanese Aesthetic of Simplicity

The Tokyo Story will be screened, and scholar Dr. David Larson will speak about "The Japanese Aesthetic of Simplicity."

February 20, 2014 to February 23, 2014

60 Years and Counting: Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

The Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration takes place 50 years after the United States Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, which prohibited discrimination in public places.

February 4, 2014

"The Civil War and the Women's Movement"

Winter History Festival -"The Civil War and the Women's Movement."   John and Karen Devries will talk about the war and its culmination and aftermath.

December 13, 2013 to December 15, 2013

Phoenix Festival of the Arts

The Arizona Humanities Council and the Phoenix Center for the Arts present the second Phoenix Festival of the Arts

March 20, 2013 to March 24, 2013

Virginia Festival of the Book

The Virginia Festival of the Book is a 5-day festival of mostly free literary events that are open to the public as we honor book culture and promote reading and literacy.

January 24, 2013 to May 24, 2013

Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story

A groundbreaking retrospective of the works of African American photographer Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908-1998)

January 12, 2013

“New Harmonies” exhibit tour closes with a symphony concert in South Dakota

To close out the Museum on Main Street tour of “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” in South Dakota, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of

November 7, 2012 to November 11, 2012

Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival is a free, five-day program of public events that takes place every fall in downtown Madison, WI.

November 3, 2012

Arizona Humanities Festival

The Arizona Humanities Festival is a vibrant celebration of the humanities that engages the imagination, explores ideas, and excites people to learn more about the world we share.

October 27, 2012

World House Series: Voices of Change, Sounds of Freedom Symposium

Humanities Council of Washington, DC, hosts symposium on go-go, calypso, jazz, and classical music.

October 26, 2012

World House Series: Voices of Change, Sounds of Freedom Opening Reception

Humanities Council of Washington DC hosts an opening reception for "Voices of Change, Sounds of Freedom"

October 13, 2012 to October 13, 2012

West Virginia Book Festival

The West Virginia Book Festival brings people and books together in a two-day event that celebrates the Mountain State’s writers and brings authors from across the nation to Charleston, WV.

October 4, 2012 to October 6, 2012

Humanities Montana Festival of the Book

The 13th annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book celebrates the literature of the West bringing over 70 authors to downtown Missoula.

September 28, 2012 to September 30, 2012

South Dakota Festival of Books

The South Dakota Festival of Books celebrates its 10th anniversary this year welcoming new festival authors Roy Blount Jr., Heid Erdrich, Karl Marlantes and Will Hermes.

September 22, 2012 to September 23, 2012

2012 National Book Festival

Join NEH at the 12th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC

September 13, 2012 to October 31, 2012

15th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival

From September 13th through the entire month of October, the Utah Humanities Book Festival will feature hundreds of authors and presenters.