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Walking-tour apps  for more Florida towns!
This fall, you can stroll through history in Bartow, Lake Wales, Deland, and Pensacola with our free walking-tour apps. Learn more  here.
Upcoming Deadlines
January 23, 2017
May 1, 2017
August 28, 2017
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Make a commitment to Florida's future through a planned gift to the Florida Humanities Council. Please contact Brenda Clark at 727-873-2009 or
Issue: September 2016
Brick streets alive with dreams,
scented by dark coffee and cigars
Read tales of numbers runners, cigar factory "readers," struggle, and heroism in this fascinating account of the Cuban-Italian-Spanish immigrant community of Ybor City and download our free Ybor City walking-tour app here

Enjoy our new FORUM, featuring 
Florida Book Award winners
Meet some of the best writers in Florida and sample their work. Plus: Get to know the insightful, witty David Kirby, writer of roller coasters. Delve into the poetry of Florida's African soul and soil.   FORUM
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Please take a minute to share your thoughts about FORUM magazine. Take our online survey - and enter our drawing for a signed print by acclaimed Florida nature photographer John Moran.  Survey  
Orlando Veterans to tell personal stories on stage
Four Orlando-area veterans and a Gold Star mother will share their riveting stories of life and the military in Telling: Orlando Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Theater. Their dramatic presentations--scripted using their own words--are followed by question-answer sessions  with the audience. Free and open to the public. Details   
  Calling all veterans in Naples, Fort Myers areas
We are seeking military veterans and family members who would like to share their stories on stage. Deadline to apply for "Telling: Southwest Florida" is Nov. 2. More information
Know any great writers?
Nominations are open for the 2017 Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing.  Deadline is December 16.   Details here
Teachers: Don't miss the boat!
Apply by Sept. 25 for "La Florida: An Exploration of Spanish Colonial St. Augustine," our Nov. 4-6 workshop. Renew your love of learning. Details and apply