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Know any great writers?
The deadline is Dec. 16 to make nominations for the Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. Pass the word!  More
Issue: November 2016
How a worldly little lime
found fame in Florida
As Thanksgiving feast preparations begin, our thoughts meander to Florida's iconic pie - and the unlikely way it came about. It's a story of chance and Conch can-do. Enjoy it here.

Southwest Florida veterans,
share your stories
Veterans and family members in the Naples-Fort Myers areas, apply now to become part of our Telling Project. This is an opportunity to help bridge a communication gap with the civilian community by telling your stories on stage. Apply by Nov. 21.  Information
Bring a speaker to your town
for Black History Month
Funding is available for organizations interested in hosting Black History Month programming in February 2017. Application deadline is December 9. Apply
Save the Date
On Nov. 29, we will join #GivingTuesday to support our Talking Service project, which brings veterans together to discuss short, powerful writings. Learn more here.

Congrats, FORUM survey winner!
Florida native Lois Charlesworth Jones of Marianna won the drawing for our FORUM magazine survey entries, and we will send her a print by renowned Florida nature photographer John Moran. Jones, who has lived in 11 Florida counties, says she keeps issues of the magazine in a large leather basket in her living room. "I have roots all over the state and wish to be in touch with Florida life through the FORUM."  Our great thanks go to all who took our FORUM magazine survey.
Seven grants awarded
for projects around the state
Take a look at our latest grant recipients and their community projects on Florida history and culture. The next deadline to apply is January 23, 2017, at noon (Eastern time).  Grant recipients