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Issue: August 2016

Who was Zora Neale Hurston?
To know her is to be fascinated
Meet Zora, literary giant and free spirit. We'll explore her life, work, and what some call her "mystique" with teachers from around the country next summer, thanks to a $170,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities! Enjoy this short, fascinating audio portrait of a most singular woman - and listen to a recording of Zora herself. Meet Zora here.

Our next FORUM showcases
Florida Book Awards

Coming at you soon: FORUM features this  year's  winners of the Florida Book Awards (and includes samples of their work). Plus, read all about a writer who creates roller coasters; our city of coffee, cigars and characters; the poetry of Florida's African soul and soil -- and the winners of our Hurricane Haiku contest.   Get FORUM .
Engaging Speakers, Compelling Topics
Thought-Provoking Discussions
Don't miss our 2016-2017 Florida Humanities Speaker Series, presenting great public programs about Florida. Topics range from mermaids, cattle ranching, and fringe culture to the effects of war, global events, and a water ethic. Check out the schedule for these expert speakers at our 10 community-based partners around the state. Details.
T he legacy of Stetson Kennedy:
Activist, folklorist, and icon
Learn about Stetson Kennedy, prolific author and civil rights champion: Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Flagler College Lewis Auditorium, St. Augustine. This free event is supported by a Florida Humanities grant. Before you go, read about Kennedy, described as a "raging renaissance Cracker" in this article.