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Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

The Academy of American Poets has awarded Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith a prestigious Laureate Fellowship, given to honor poets of literary merit serving in civic positions around the country. Smith, who was named to the Poet Laureate position in…

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Smithsonian’s Museums on Main Street to return to Louisiana

LEH accepting applications for 2021–22 Museum on Main Street Water/Ways traveling exhibition! The Smithsonian Institution and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities have partnered to bring a new tour of the powerful Museum on Main…

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Inaugural reading with new Louisiana Poet Laureate October 9

Louisiana’s new Poet Laureate, John Warner Smith, will give his inaugural reading in the post Wednesday, October 9, from 6:30–7:30 p.m., at the Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette Street in New Orleans. Admission to the event is free. Chosen by Governor…

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John Warner Smith Named Louisiana Poet Laureate for 2019-21

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, along with Governor John Bel Edwards, is proud to announce Louisiana’s newest Poet Laureate, John Warner Smith. Following Jack Bedell’s successful tenure as poet laureate , Smith will assume the post beginning…

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Museum on Main Street Arrives in Braithwaite

The Smithsonian exhibit kicks off its first of six stops throughout Louisiana.

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“Purchased Lives” Tour Makes Final Stop in Lake Charles

Calcasieu Parish Library hosts the final event of the 14 month exhibition.

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“Purchased Lives” in Lake Charles

Purchased Lives is a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade.

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Inaugural reading by new poet laureate Jack Bedell

Louisiana Humanities Center set to host selected readings from Louisiana’s new poet laureate.

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Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge

The free festival will feature more than 250 authors and panelists and activities for both children and adults.

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“Purchased Lives” in Thibodaux and New Roads

Purchased Lives is a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade.

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Photographer Zack Smith opens his new gallery

Showcase of new space will feature premier of his recent work.

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“Purchased Lives” in New Iberia through Aug. 28

Purchased Lives is a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade.

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Jack Bedell Appointed 2017-19 Louisiana Poet Laureate

Southeastern professor selected by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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New Incubator Space for Cultural Creatives

Know a start-up that needs small office space? We have resources to help!

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LEH Sends Three Nominations to Governor for Poet Laureate

Louisiana is one step closer to naming its next poet laureate.

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LEH Seeks Poet Laureate Nominations

The LEH is seeking nominations for Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate.

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The Frame: A Louisiana Photography Podcast

Series showcases on Louisiana photographers through free public events that are recorded and distributed as podcasts.

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Feb. 18: St. Francisville’s Writers and Readers Symposium

Louisiana Poet Laureate Peter Cooley read and discuss his poems and creative process.

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LEH Accepting Nominations for 2017-19 Poet Laureate

The LEH is seeking nominations for Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate.

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“Hometown Teams” in the Homestretch

“Hometown Teams” exhibition currently touring Louisiana with LEH support.

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Museum on Main Street’s “Hometown Teams” Opens in Long Leaf

“Hometown Teams” exhibition currently touring Louisiana with LEH support.

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Hometown Teams Closes Sept. 24 in Ruston

Museum on Main Street exhibition “Hometown Teams” is sponsored by the LEH and the Smithsonian Institute.

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August 12 – Modernist Architecture Book Talk

LEH will host a book talk The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener.

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August 13 – “Hometown Teams” Hits Ruston

Lincoln Parish Library hosts “Hometown Teams” August 13 through September 24.

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Lt. Gov. Nungesser Hosts “Hometown Teams” Opening in Natchitoches

Lieutenant Governor joined supporters to kick off “Hometown Teams” in Natchitoches.

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Last Days to Catch Hometown Teams in Homer – Next Up: Natchitoches!

Exhibition continues at the Claiborne Parish Library in Homer until June 18.

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May 13: “Museum on Main Street” Pitches in Homer

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street honors the legendary Homer High School Pelicans.

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May 17: Lean In to Eve Abrams’ Listening Party and Conversation

The Louisiana Humanities Center hosts a listening party and conversation on the latest episode of Unprisoned: Stories From The System.

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Love How “Studia Humanitatis” Video Illuminates Our Mission

Watch a new video illustrating for today’s audiences how the LEH shares and illuminates our culture.

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April 14: Meet Peter Cooley, Louisiana Poet Laureate

April is National Poetry Month — read on to learn where Louisiana’s poets will perform.

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“Hometown Teams” Hits Home Run in Winnsboro, Races to Homer

Re-live small-town glory days through the Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams exhibitions.

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Friday, March 11, Public Unveiling of New Culture-Up! in the CBD

Councilmember LaToya Cantrell will unveil Culture-Up! at a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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“Hometown Teams” Kicks Off in Winnsboro on March 19

The Old Post Office Museum kicks off the Louisiana tour of “Hometown Teams,” a Museum on Main Street exhibition.

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March 22, LCV Sponsors Photographers, Culture Bearers Roundtable

Professional and amateur photographers in New Orleans prepare to hit the streets.

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March 31, “Latino Americans in Lafayette” Film Screening and Discussion

LEH hosts lively interchange and oral histories from Lafayette’s Latino community.

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Deadline Extended–Bring the Smithsonian to Your Hometown!

Museum on Main Street tour slots open.

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Local Sports Celebrated in Smithsonian Exhibit

LEH calls for applications to host 2016-17 Smithsonian traveling exhibit.

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LEH Accepting Nominations for Louisiana Poet Laureate 2015-17

Nominations for new Louisiana poet laureate due Feb. 27.

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Poet Laureate and LEH Celebrate Festival of Words in Grand Coteau

The 7th annual Festival of Words took place November 6–8 in Grand Coteau in St. Landry Parish.

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