Our Literacy Programs

Programs like Connections, Read with Me, and Humanities Camps help at-risk middle schoolers, incarcerated adults, adult basic education students, and many others.

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Our Programs

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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First Wednesdays 2016-2017

Talks on the first Wednesday of the month, October to May. See schedule.
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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking presentation in your town! See our catalogue.
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Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Learn more.
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Literacy Programs

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

Upcoming Events

Mon 23

How We, Too, Can Sing America: Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop

January 23
3:30 pm
Using Langston Hughes' "I, Too, Sing America" and Jacqueline Woodson's "what i believe" as touchstones, we will read and explore these two poems, then write our own responses. Read More »
Mon 23

Vermont Reads Movie Night: Ruby Bridges

January 23
5:30 pm
The film Ruby Bridges tells the true story of six-year-old Ruby Bridges who, in 1960, was the first African-American student to integrate her local elementary school in New Orleans. Read More »
Mon 23

Book Discussion: Poetry and Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

January 23
6:30 pm
This series reflects both the short story’s 19th century roots and its later development as a 20th century art form. Read More »
Sat 28

Vermont Nepali Program Open House

January 28
11:30 am
Come learn about Nepali language and culture—enjoy traditional foods, listen to folk music, and learn about Nepali family structures and names. Read More »