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
About the speaker
Peter Meinke is currently the Poet Laureate of the State of Florida and has published over 20 books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. He founded the Writing Workshop at Eckerd College, and directed it for many years. He’s been Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at a dozen schools, including Davidson, Hamilton, Old Dominion and others; and his latest book is a collection of poems, Tasting Like Gravity, published last year by the U. of Tampa Press. Peter won the Florida Lifetime Literary Award for Writing from Florida Humanities in 2020.
A Reading with Peter Meinke
A generous selection of readings by Florida’s Poet Laureate, whose work has been called witty, dark, and formally assured, exploring family, daily life, and politics. Includes a discussion about the works and about writing.
Program format(s) available: