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RECOVER and RENEW Grants Webinar
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We are pleased to announce that through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities, DE Humanities will be awarding grant funding to qualified organizations.

This webinar will include an overview of the two Grant types being offered, eligibility, application requirements, and FAQ. The webinar will be recorded.

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Distant Discussions
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

With scientific advances, do you think there are any breaches of medical ethics that exist today that we will recognize in the future?  

Join us for a short discussion of the video Story of HeLa Cells by Rebecca Skloot and the poem “Tribute to Henrietta Lacks” by Jill Jennings.

This Literature and Medicine themed session is co-hosted by the Department of Health and Social Services Library.

The event is free, but registration is required.

Grant event: Wilmington Writers Conference 2021
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Delaware Art Museum Store is proud to present a FREE virtual edition of the Wilmington Writers Conference! The Museum’s signature literary event will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Saturday, July 24, 2021. We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s Keynote Speaker is award-winning poet Chet’la Sebree, whose latest book, Field Study, will be released on June 1, 2021. In addition to presenting a keynote speech, Chet’la will be reading from Field Study and chatting with Museum Employee and Brevity Bookspace owner Saliym Cooper. Chet’la will also be leading a breakout session for writers. Signed copies of Field Study and Mistress, Chet’la’s first book of poetry, will be available for sale at the Museum Store and via the Museum Store’s website, Chet’la has also curated a selection of books for this event, which will be available in the store and via Bookshop.

Folk Art and Culture @ The Blue Ball Barn
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hay Room if indoors, Courtyard it outdoors

Beyond Journaling: How Reflective Writing Can Reduce Stress @ Online
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Prohibited Summer Book Club: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.

Christopher Boone is extremely intelligent and logical, but certain everyday interactions leave him upset and confused.  When the neighbor’s dog is killed one night, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery.  In attempting to learn the truth about the dog’s death, Christopher learns about secrets previously unknown in his own life.  Mark Haddon’s 2003 challenged novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a story of truth, lies loss, forgiveness, and family.

General registration opens June 11; registration with a free copy of the book opens July 14. Registration required. 

Distant Discussions
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Does having options change how people behave? If so, how?  

Join us for a short discussion of the poems “There is no greater crime than leaving” by Bertolt Brecht and “Letter to the Local Police” by June Jordan.

The event is free, but registration is required.

History Book Festival 2021: Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois | Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

In the author’s first novel, Ailey Pearl Garfield, a young African American woman, seeks to come to terms with her identity by journeying through her family’s past, uncovering tales of generations of ancestors—Indigenous, Black, and White—in the Deep South. She discovers a legacy of oppression and resistance, bondage and independence, cruelty and resilience that is the story—and the song—of America itself.

We Have Been Here Before: Delmarva During the 1918 Pandemic @ Online
Sep 9 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
History Book Festival 2021: Matt Siegel
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Secret History of Food | Matt Siegel

These days, what and where we eat says as much about us as the clothes we wear or the places we live, and social media has allowed us to share our private food experiences as never before. But this fixation is not new. “As a species, we’re hardwired to obsess over food,” says author Matt Siegel. In this entertaining exploration of the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and culinary subcultures of this most essential part of life, Siegel sets out to uncover “the hidden side of everything we put in our mouths.”