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Apply now to host book club series on coastal issues

Applications are open now to host Witness to Change: Conversations on Coastal Impacts, a new adult reading and discussion series developed by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. As southeast Louisiana assesses the damage from Hurricane Ida—and as southwest Louisiana continues to recover from last year’s devastating hurricane season—this series promises to engage audiences in timely conversations on the beauty of and challenges faced by coastal communities.


Available to Louisiana public libraries and community partners, the series incorporates history, memoir, and fiction to spark dialogue around issues like what makes a place a home, experiences of flooding and hurricanes, land loss and dislocation, and more. Each selected host site will receive a $2,300 grant to cover site coordination, facilitator honoraria, book purchases, and program publicity.


Applications to host the program are open now through October 31, and programs should take place between February 1 and May 31, 2022. More information can be found at, and interested sites may apply now here.


We hope you’ll consider applying to host these important and timely conversations at your site. Should you have any questions about applying, please reach out to LEH Public Programs Assistant Clare Shelburne at [email protected].


Want to learn more? Join us Tuesday, October 5, at 11 a.m., or Wednesday, October 6, at 2 p.m., for virtual information sessions on applying to host Witness to Change. Register to attend here.