Press Releases

North Carolina Humanities Council is now the home of the NC Center for the Book, Part of Library of Congress’s National Network for Reading, Literacy

Library of Congress’ Network of Affiliate Centers Includes Sites in 50 States,D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands

North Carolina Humanities Council Now Operating North Carolina Center for the Book, Part of Library’s National Network for Reading, Literacy

Dr. Margaret D. Bauer to Receive North Carolina Humanities Council’s Highest Honor

Dr. Margaret D. Bauer to Receive North Carolina Humanities Council’s Highest Honor

Ceremony to feature bestselling author Dr. Charles Frazier

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 1, 2018) – The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Margaret Donovan Bauer as the recipient of the 2018 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious honor.

North Carolina Humanities Council Continues its Partnership with the Smithsonian in 2020 - Tour Host Site Applications Now Being Accepted

CHARLOTTE, NC (July 20, 2018) – Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to bring a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition to your community!

The North Carolina Humanities Council is seeking six small town museums, public libraries, nature centers, and other cultural nonprofit organizations to host Water/Ways, coming to North Carolina, May 2020- March 2021.

Judges for North Carolina Statewide Literary Contest Announced

Submissions for the Linda Flowers Literary Award Accepted through July 13

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 17, 2018) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has announced its 2018 panel of judges for the Linda Flowers Literary Award. Judges were selected based on previous judging experience and level of literary involvement in the state of North Carolina.

Statewide Literary Contest Now Accepting Submissions

Statewide Literary Contest Now Accepting Submissions

Winner to receive $1,500 from the North Carolina Humanities Council

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 11, 2018) – The North Carolina Humanities Council invites original, unpublished entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for the 2018 Linda Flowers Literary Award. Entries must be deeply engaged with North Carolina by drawing on particular North Carolina connections or memories. Submissions will be accepted online from April 9-July 13, 2018.

North Carolina Humanities Council Wins Mellon Foundation Grant for Media Literacy Project

Funding for statewide humanities programs that examine what it means to be an informed citizen

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 17, 2018) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has been awarded a $35,000 grant through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its yearlong initiative, Journalism and Media Literacy: Fostering Informed Citizens.

NCHC presents “Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart” in Raleigh on Feb. 23.”

Bridging the gap between the humanities and the sciences, come explore the imagination behind the creation of riveting novels as the North Carolina Humanities Council and the  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences  with WRAL-TV and Business North Carolina magazine— present “Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart.” This special event takes place at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh on Friday, February 23, 7:30 p.m., and will be moderated by D.G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch.”

North Carolina Humanities Council Announces 2017 Linda Flowers Literary Award Recipient

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 4 2017) – On November 4, 2017 the North Carolina Humanities Council announced Mr. Aaron Ballance as the recipient of its 2017 Linda Flowers Literary Award for his entries of “Sugarfoot,” “Old Trouble,”  “The Peaks,” “One-Eyed Jenny,” “The Brink,” “Leading Flash to the Barn – January,” and “Rust.” 

North Carolina Humanities Council Awards $120,000 in Grants to NC Cultural Organizations

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 11, 2017) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded $120,000 in grants to six cultural organization for public humanities projects across North Carolina.  

Since 1972, The North Carolina Humanities Council has worked to make the public humanities a cornerstone of life, by providing grants, awards, and specialty programs that engage people of different backgrounds and geographic locations in understanding their shared human experiences.

North Carolina Humanities Council Awards Bland Simpson with Highest Honor

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 4, 2017) – The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees has selected Bland Simpson as the recipient of the 2017 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award recognizes Simpson for his lifelong achievements as a professor, author, musician, and environmentalist and for his work as a public humanities advocate across North Carolina.