Southern Festival of Books ONLINE!
More than 100 authors and thousands of participants gathered online for the first ever virtual Southern Festival of Books.

Enjoy your favorite sessions this winter -- just click the photo at left for access via our YouTube channel!
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, via the Federation of State Humanities Councils, awarded more than $34,000 to Humanities Tennessee to implement our Democracy & the Informed Citizen project.
Casey Cep, columnist with The New Yorker, wrote a piece featuring Chapter 16 -- Humanities Tennessee's solution to disappearing book reviews.
HT awarded $550,000 to 98 cultural organizations in TN as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March.
The Athens, Pulaski, Selmer, and Charlotte communities adapted programming to ensure the Museum on Main Street exhibit, Crossroads: Change in Rural America, was accessible. Here is one of three videos produced by Arts in McNairy.
The 2020 Young Writer's Workshop program pivoted to serve students online since the typical residential program was not possible. Our thanks to Ingram Spark for printing the anthologies of the students' work.
HT is a proud sponsor of Tennessee's annual History Day. And we congratulate the seven Tennessee students who took top honors at the 2020 National History Day competition, winning three medals and two special awards.
We announced and published the three winners of the first Tennessee True Stories essay contest. Click the logo above to enjoy all three essays!
HT provided general grant funds to support walking tours featuring Nashville history. During the pandemic, these tours have been available virtually.
HT provided general grant funds to support March to the 19th, a grassroots campaign for women's history in Tennessee.
We hope you may consider a year-end gift to ensure these meaningful humanities programs that connect, inform, and inspire us all may continue.
P.S. Note than the 2020 CARES Act allows taxpayers who do not itemize to deduct up to $300 for gifts to nonprofits like Humanities Tennessee.