2021 Florida Humanities Speakers Directory
Engaging Speakers, Compelling Topics, and Thought-provoking Discussions
Welcome to the Florida Humanities’ Speakers Directory, a curated collection of the Sunshine State’s best and brightest experts, scholars, journalists, folklorists and more, poised to bring engaging presentations and conversations right to your local community.
Florida Humanities is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Partnering with nonprofit organizations across the state, Florida Humanities funds a wide variety of grants and public programming that explores Florida’s rich history and culture.
How to use this directory:
Using this directory, organizations can connect with these experts to bring a wide variety of compelling humanities programming to their community. Speakers can engage the public is several ways:
Please Note: Speakers on this directory have agreed to a capped speaking fee of no more than $300 for a Florida Humanities-funded event. This fee does not include travel, so be sure to discuss those details as you plan your event.
2021 Speakers Directory
Art LevyJournalist, Author
About the speaker
Art Levy is a Florida Trend associate editor. Apart from writing and fact-checking, he interviews prominent Floridians from around the state for the magazine’s Icon feature. A graduate of the University of Florida’s journalism school, Levy joined Florida Trend in 2005. Before that, he worked for newspapers including the Tampa Bay Times and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Over the years, his stories have won more than 20 awards. He’s also the author of the University Press of Florida’s “Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State.”
Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State
For more than a decade, journalist Art Levy has traveled the state, interviewing prominent Floridians for a Florida Trend magazine feature called Icon. The resulting interviews have been compiled in a University Press of Florida book titled “Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State.” Tailoring each presentation to the local community, Levy can speak about the interviewees, relay anecdotes from the interviews and tell stories about his journey across Florida.
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