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Pulitzer Prize Board Awards $66,000 to Nevada Humanities


Image: Wikipedia Commons.
Image: Wikipedia Commons.

The Pulitzer Prize Board announced this week the award of $66,000 to Nevada Humanities for Campfire Gatherings: A Year of Pulitzer Prize Explorations in Nevada, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize. Throughout the year, the program will invite Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, poets, and journalists to Nevada for a variety of public programs.

The Pulitzer Prize Board has awarded more than $1.5 million to 46 state humanities councils seeking to promote the importance of journalism and the humanities on American life today. The board hopes to inspire new generations to embrace and embody the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

“Nevada Humanities participation in the national Pulitzer Prize centennial initiative is designed to “spark” ideas, engagement, and connections in communities throughout our state,” commented Christina Barr, Executive Director, Nevada Humanities. “We will be reaching across journalistic, artistic, cultural, and educational platforms to reinforce the value of ideas, journalism, humanities, and creativity in our communities, and to elevate and increase the capacity for reflection and engagement in Nevada’s diverse geographic areas.”

Nevada Humanities will be announcing programs that feature Pulitzer Prize-winners throughout the year, including the following events:

Pop-Up Salon: An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist John Branch
Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m.
Incline Village Library at 845 Alder Ave, Incline Village
Join Nevada Humanities for an interactive discussion about sports and adventure journalism with Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist John Branch.

The Salon: An Evening with Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Kay Ryan
Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
Sundance Books & Music at 121 California Ave., Reno
Join Nevada Humanities for a conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Kay Ryan and Reno’s Poet Laureate Gailmarie Pahmeier with a book signing to follow.

Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl
Saturday, May 21 from 4 to 9 p.m.
Various locations across downtown Reno
Visit the Downtown Reno Arts Corridor for the 4th Annual Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl celebrating the rich literary talent in our state. Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Kay Ryan will be the closing reading of the event, at Sundance Books and Music.

For details, visit the Federation of State Humanities Councils website.

Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering is the Communications Specialist at Carson Tahoe Health. She previously worked as the Associate Editor of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing and designing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her 75-lb lab/boxer mix, Biscotti.




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