Happy New Year! We are delight to share the news of a 20% increase in donations at the end of 2017. Thank you for believing in the value of humanities through our mission: to
inspire us to come together in creative and freely expressed ways to deepen our understanding of ourselves and enrich our communities.
Our ability to connect and understand each other in a society that seems increasingly hostile is as urgent now as ever before.
We look forward to a wave of fresh new faces in March with the advent of Poetry Out Loud. Approximately 50 fine young people together from every corner of Michigan will complete in recitation. With
as our POL partner, along with generous support from
, it is sure to be a glorious celebration of the written word through young people.
We are also bringing our esteemed authors back in the spring for our Great Michigan Read book,
X: A Novel
with a whirlwind tour through the Upper Peninsula, and in the Lower Peninsula, from west to south. At least two stops include an exclusive audience of young people, and their inquisitiveness and deep interest in the story of redemption and overcoming challenges is fascinating. Would you like up to 30 books for your book club, class or group? Please call us at
I encourage you to share a story about yourself, your family, or your community with a young person today, and perhaps even more importantly, to
to one of their stories. Our human connections to those around us without judgment can be enlightening, and lead to great things. Be one of those people from whom