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Nominations Sought for Next Louisiana Poet Laureate

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, authorized by the Governor and State of Louisiana, is seeking nominations for Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate. The LEH has appointed a selection committee, as required by state legislation. The selection committee is now soliciting nominations of poets either born or domiciled in Louisiana at the time of nomination. The selection committee will submit three ...

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New Managing Editor joins LEH Staff

Earlier this month, Chris Turner–Neal joined the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities as Managing Editor of 64 Parishes. Before joining the LEH, he was the Arts and Entertainment Editor for Baton Rouge’s Country Roads Magazine, writing about arts, culture, history, and, when he could get away with it, animals. Prior to his time at Country Roads, he worked as a history teacher, writing tutor, and comedy ...

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PRIME TIME Head Start students learn about fire safety, environment

At PRIME TIME Head Start, we strive to expose our students to as many experiences as we can. In October, PTHS hosted two groups of visitors to teach students about a few important topics: fire safety and the environment. Firefighters from the City of Monroe Fire Department read stories to the students and let them explore the fire truck. Staff ...

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LEH Awards 2018 Rebirth Grants

Since reconstituting its grants program in 2014, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has funded projects that provide access to the humanities to Louisiana residents across the state. In September the LEH received applications for the 2018 Rebirth Grants opportunity. A grants review committee of LEH board members, scholars, and staff selected 17 projects in 10 parishes for a total ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives 1,600 Copies of New Garfield Book to PRIME TIME Family Reading

In support of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s work with literacy and their own commitment to social responsibility, Penguin Random House is donating 1,600 copies of Age Happens: Garfield Hits the Big 4-0 to PRIME TIME Family Reading, a program of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) that supports literacy development through intergenerational family reading and discussion. These books will be donated ...

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