Humanities Camps

Our Humanities Camps introduce middle schoolers to the world of literature and ideas. 14 Vermont schools are holding these camps this summer.

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Reading Frederick Douglass

Vermont communities host public readings of the abolitionist’s moving Independence Day speech.

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The Vermont Humanities Council strives to make Vermont a state in which every individual reads, participates in public affairs, and continues to learn throughout life. Learn more about our programs.

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Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Learn more.
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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking presentation in your town! See our catalogue.
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Humanities Grants

Supporting projects that serve Vermont audiences. Learn more.

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Literacy Programs

Designed for specific underserved and at-risk audiences. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Tue 25

Vermont Reads 2017: Intergenerational Eats Discussion

July 25
4:00 pm
Let’s talk and eat! Brown Girl Dreaming has some fantastic descriptions of food, so we should eat them while we talk about the book. Sign up to take home a book to read and reserve the recipe you’d like to make. For teens and their adults. Read More »
Wed 26

Vermont’s Musical Ladies

July 26
7:00 pm
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, explores the contributions of Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests, and social reform efforts. Read More »
Fri 28

Bookstock Literary Festival 2017

July 28 - July 30
Bookstock, Woodstock’s literary festival, takes place July 28–30, free and open to all. Renowned and regional authors present fiction, poetry, history, nature and more. Buy second-hand books and soak up art, live music and virtual reality demos. Read More »
Fri 28

Burlington Women Veterans Book Group

July 28
12:30 pm
- 2:00 pm
The group is free, but pre-registration is required. This program provides an opportunity for veterans to connect with other veterans, build relationships, read insightful materials, and share experiences. Read More »