21st U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, will speak at a free public event that includes a poetry reading, performance and conversation, followed by a book signing at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm.

New Hampshire Humanities invites veterans to participate in a free, three-day workshop on storytelling through the art of writing and photography. The workshop will be held on March 12, 13, and 14 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester.

There’s so much that needs healing in our world... why are we uncomfortable talking about it? New Hampshire Theatre Project is not only talking about these issues—they’ve launched a provocative series, Elephant in the Room, about topics that we as a society often have difficulty discussing.

In recognition of Black History Month, we offer the following Humanities to Go programs that you can host in your community this year:

All Eyes Are Upon Us: Racial Struggles in the Northeast from Jackie Robinson to Deval Patrick
Presented by Jason Sokol

On February 7 at 7:00 pm the Historical Society of Cheshire County will host a free talk by Professor Paul Vincent, former New Hampshire Humanities Board member and creator in 2008-09 of Keene State College’s Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which he chaired until retirement in 2017.

Community Project Grants are New Hampshire Humanities’ way of putting the humanities into action for positive change, supporting your efforts to share knowledge and spark conversations that interest your community.

The Couch Family Foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to New Hampshire Humanities to support its Connections adult literacy program.

How could a community with good intentions be home to discrimination and racism? How does a state like New Hampshire that is mostly white fit into the national narrative of racial strife, now and in our past? What do we know about race?

Every spring, New Hampshire Humanities presents book awards to high school juniors who have demonstrated genuine curiosity about history, literature, languages, or philosophy and who hope to deepen that knowledge in college.

More than a thousand New Hampshire high school students and their teachers will gather on March 15 at the University of New Hampshire for the 8th annual HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts) Day, founded and organized by the Souhegan High School Ethics Forum.

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