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Delaware Humanities provides educational outreach, special projects, and funding opportunities to bring Delawareans together. We connect cultural, educational, and civic institutions statewide to provide public events that enhance our understanding of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going as individuals, communities, and citizens of Delaware.

Featured Events

July 23, 2019 6:00 pm

Join Delaware Humanities and Bayhealth for Literature and Medicine. Based on the award-winning program started by Maine Humanities, Literature and Medicine is a group that meets once a month to discuss a piece of literature related to medicine. No knowledge of medicine required, just an enjoyment of reading and thought-provoking discussions!

An information/orientation session will be held on April 9 at 6 PM. Here you can learn more about the program and register if space is still available.  If you already know you would like to register for the program, please still attend the April 9 session.  You can register in person that day or by contacting Delaware Humanities.  Early registration is advised, as the Bayhealth Literature and Medicine program reaches capacity each year.

Enrollment is for all six (6) sessions. Single session enrollment is not allowed. The sessions take place on Tuesdays from 6 PM to 8 PM. The class dates are as follows:

Tuesday, April 23
Tuesday, May 28
Tuesday, June 25
Tuesday, July 23
Tuesday, August 27
Tuesday, September 24

The enrollment fee ($35) includes the six 90 minute discussion led by a trained facilitator, a curated set of readings for the discussions (usually excerpts from fiction and non-fiction works), a meal, and two books.

 

 

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July 27, 2019 8:30 am

 

Join us for the 3rd annual Wilmington Writers Conference at the Delaware Art Museum. Drawing on the Museum’s place-centric summer exhibitions, this full-day conference will include a keynote presentation and craft talk by playwright and educator Erlina Ortiz, breakout sessions taught by area writers, networking, and a panel on how to maintain a writing life. The conference is open to individuals of all ages and experience levels—from first-time writers to published authors. Check back for more information, including detailed descriptions of the sessions. Registration opens May 28.

Writers Gathering & Open MicFriday, July 26, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ticketed Conference: Saturday, July 27,  2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

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Apply For a Grant

The Grants Program is a statewide resource for support of a wide variety of lectures, festivals, panel discussions, walking tours, and the planning and implementation of exhibitions and other ventures at small and large not-for-profit institutions throughout our state of Delaware. Through this program, the Council distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other nonprofit organizations.

** Spring Vision Grant Cycle FY19 Deadlines: Final Drafts are DUE by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. ** 
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Calendar

July 21, 2019 12:00 pm
Speaker: Eric Mease
@Delaware City Library
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Delaware City, Delaware
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July 21, 2019 12:00 pm
Speaker: Eric Mease
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@Delaware City Library
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Delaware City, Delaware
July 23, 2019 6:00 pm
@Bayhealth
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Dover, Delaware
July 27, 2019 8:30 am
@Delaware Art Museum
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Wilmington, Delaware
July 27, 2019 2:00 pm
@Rehoboth Art League Henlopen Acres Campus
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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    July 9, 2019

    Congratulations to our DEstination: Space short story contest winners!

     

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