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07 Jan

Kentucky Humanities announces 2021 Kentucky Reads

Kentucky Humanities announces 2021 Kentucky Reads Statewide literacy initiative centers on The Birds of Opulence by Kentucky’s Crystal Wilkinson LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 2, 2021) – Kentucky Humanities has selected Crystal Wilkinson’s The Birds of Opulence for its 2021 Kentucky Reads. The novel will be at the center of statewide conversations on the dynamics of family...

01 Oct

2020 Kentucky Book Festival Goes Virtual

Although the traditional week of in-person gatherings will not take place this year, the Kentucky Book Festival will carry on the celebration of reading, writing, and all things bookish in the Bluegrass with a fantastic virtual lineup of discussions with authors including John Grisham, J. R. Ward, Nikky Finney, Terry Brooks, Martha S. Jones, and many, many more.“We spent several months i...

04 Jun

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01 Jun

CARES Grants Awarded

Kentucky Humanities has awarded $500,000 to 85 cultural organizations throughout the state through funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress.   Kentucky Humanities CARES Act Grants provide unrestricted operating and/or humanities program suppor...

06 Jan

Kentucky Humanities announces 2020 Kentucky Reads

Kentucky Humanities has selected Wendell Berry’s Hannah Coulter for its 2020 Kentucky Reads. The novel will be at the center of statewide conversations on the changes in rural America, rural Kentucky including what it means to be part of a rural community. Hannah Coulter was selected in conjunction with the arrival of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Cross...

08 Nov

Kentucky Book Festival Reaches Students Across the Commonwealth

More than 3,000 Kentucky students will participate in KBF School Days and the KBF Master Class as a part of Kentucky Humanities’ 2019 Kentucky Book Festival. Generous support from our partners — the Face It® Movement, the Raymond B. Preston Foundation, the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels — will allow each student who participat...

08 Nov

38th Annual Kentucky Book Fair Anchors Week-Long Literary Festival

Kentucky Humanities will present the 38th Annual Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The Kentucky Book Fair is the anchor event of the Kentucky Book Festival taking place November 10-16. “The Kentucky Book Fair is among the longest running events of its kind in the country,” said Kentucky ...

30 Oct

Kentucky Book Festival Reaches Students Across the Commonwealth

More than 3,000 Kentucky students will participate in KBF School Days and the KBF Master Class as a part of Kentucky Humanities’ 2019 Kentucky Book Festival. Generous support from our partners — the Face It® Movement, the Raymond B. Preston Foundation, the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels — will allow each student who participates...

28 Oct

Kentucky Book Festival: Week-Long Celebration of Literacy in Lexington

Kentucky Humanities will host a week-long celebration of literacy with the Kentucky Book Festival, November 10-16. “Lexington embraced the inaugural Kentucky Book Festival last year and has become the perfect home for this week of literary events,”

24 Oct

Inaugural Kentucky Humanities Carl West Literary Award Presented

Kentucky author Wendell Berry received the inaugural Kentucky Humanities Carl West Literary Award presented in a ceremony Thursday, October 24th at the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort. Presented by Kentucky Humanities, the literary award recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact on the literary culture of the Commonwealth. The award is named in...

01 Aug

Smithsonian coming to Kentucky!

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Kentucky Humanities, will bring Crossroads: Change in Rural America, an exhibit examining the evolving landscape of rural American, to seven rural Kentucky communities in 2020. Kentucky Humanities has selected seven museums and libraries to host Crossroads as part of the Museum on Main Street program — a national...