Events Calendar

In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.

Alert: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.


English for Families at Hialeah Public Libraries

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library 190 W 49th St, Hialeah

Join Hialeah Public Libraries at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library every Wednesday, January 24 to April 10 for English for Families. English for Families is a multi-week series of interactive classes for families focusing on developing vocabulary and literacy skills through story reading. Each class features a lesson centered around a children's book, a hands-on activity, and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to register to attend on Eventbrite or by

Sunshine State Book Festival 2024

Hitlon UF Conference Center 1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville

The Writers Alliance of Gainesville hosts the Fifth Annual Sunshine State Book Festival January 26-27, 2024. Attendees have an opportunity to meet and talk with over 200 local, regional, and state authors. Activities on Saturday include an awards ceremony for seven middle and high school students' scholarships, storytimes with children's books authors, a keynote discussion with award-winning author Jack Davis, and a literary heritage program entitled A Conversation with Frederick

Zora! 2024 Afrofuturism Conference: Walking Tour of Zora’s Eatonville with Rae Chesny

Denton Johnson Community Center 400 Ruffel St., Eatonville

The University of Central Florida Research Foundation hosts a walking tour led by Zora Neale Hurston scholar Rae Chesny. Attendees can learn about Zora Neale Hurston's life and connection to Eatonville through landmarks in the area. Rae Chesny is an accomplished author and Johns Hopkins University Literary Consultant. Rae is a 2021 Baldwin House Urban Writer in Residence. In 2017, she created the Junior Storyteller Program to mentor historically underrepresented

Sunshine State Book Festival 2024: Keynote Address with Jack Davis

Hilton UF Conference Center

The Sunshine State Book Festival 2024 hosts a keynote address with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack Davis. Davis discusses his writing and research process and his latest book The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America's Bird. Jack E. Davis is a professor of history at the University of Florida. He holds the Rothman Family Endowed Chair in the Humanities and teaches environmental history and sustainability studies at UF. He is

A Musical Journey Through Florida

West Regional Library 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation

Broward County Library and Florida Humanities present Chris Kahl — folk musician and storyteller. This presentation takes audiences on a historical journey through the state, featuring performances of songs covering a wealth of historical events, characters, and folklore with in-depth storytelling about Ponce de Leon's voyage to Florida in 1513, Henry Flagler's building of the Florida's East Coast Railroad, and more. Original songs come from Chris Kahl's Florida-themed albums, Orange

Yes! You Can and Should Write Your Memoir

North Regional Broward County Library 1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek

Broward County Library is proud to present Yes! You Can and Should Write Your Memoir with Caren S. Neile as part of the Speaker Scholar Series. This event aims to delve into the intersection of humanities and memoirs, uncovering the power of personal narratives to illuminate the human experience. By embracing the diverse disciplines within humanities, such as language, literature, history, philosophy, and the arts, Broward County Library will celebrate

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