FORUM features Book Awards

Meet some of our state’s finest writers and sample their work. Plus: Stroll through a cigar city’s history and savor Florida’s African soul and soil. More.

The Award of a Lifetime

Nominations are open! Deadline to submit author’s names for our Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing is Dec. 16. Details, nomination form, here.

Hear Orlando Veterans

Don’t miss Orlando-area veterans sharing their riveting personal stories of military service. The nationally acclaimed Telling Project hits the stage early this fall. Click here for details.

Bring some poetry into your life

Teachers: Apply now to bring Poetry Out Loud to your high school. This nationwide poetry recitation contest starts in the classroom. Learn more.

Take our FORUM survey

We’d love to hear what you think about FORUM magazine. Opinions? Suggestions? We want to hear them! Take our survey here.

Take a Walk Through History!

Florida stories fill the streets of St. Augustine and Ybor City. Hear them for free by downloading our walking tour app. More info.

yborcity_homepageCoffee, cigars, and characters

The Cuban-Italian-Spanish enclave of Ybor City was a colorful (and aromatic) community that became a dreamland for Florida historian Gary Mormino. Read his memories of this remarkable immigrant world near downtown Tampa.

Enjoy tales of numbers runners, cigar factory “readers,” and revolutionaries who walked the brick streets lined with opulent ethnic society buildings and humble workers’ cottages. Story here – and check out our free walking-tour app of Ybor City.

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Video Archive

Enjoy videos, public-television documentaries, and audio programs on interesting, engaging Florida topics related to our many programs. Watch now.


Digital FORUM Archive

Browse through FORUM’s Digital Editions, where you can access multimedia extras—videos, audio interviews, music and much more—that enhance our great magazine content.  Click here.


Grant Deadlines

Don’t miss our latest deadlines to apply for our Mini Grants, Major Grants, and special Grant Initiatives. All the information you need is here.