Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative

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The Delaware Humanities Forum is commemorating the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2016 with a series of literature discussion sessions and writing workshops.

Current Sessions at the Georgetown Public Library.
Select Tuesdays (below) at 6 PM

August 16:         Lovely, Dark, Deep by Joyce Carol Oates
September 20:  The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
October 18:       Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis
November 15:    Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall

Each discussion session will be followed at 7 PM by a Creative Writing Workshop.  Participants are welcome to leave after the discussion, arrive just for the workshop, or stay for both.  Participants are welcome at any and all sessions.  The books for the readings and discussions can be picked up at the Georgetown Public Library.


Current Sessions at the University of Delaware Memorial Hall (170 The Green, Newark, DE; 3rd Floor Lounge Area).
Select Tuesdays (below) at 6 PM

Reading and Discussion
August 30:         Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis
September 27:  Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall
October 25:       Digest by Gregory Pardlo
November 29:  
 Lovely, Dark, Deep by Joyce Carol Oates

Creative Writing Workshops
September 20:   Introduction to Creative Writing
October 18:        How to Produce A Creative Work
November 15:    How to Get Published

Participants are welcome to attend any and all sessions.  Parking will be validated for those who park in Lot 41 (190 S College Avenue, Newark, DE).  Books for the readings can be picked up at the Reference Desk of the the Newark Free Library.






Pulitzer Books

At the completion of the Creative Writing Workshops, the DHF in collaboration with the workshop leaders shall select the best works of poetry, short stories, and autobiographical excerpts, to be showcased on the Delaware Humanities Forum’s website.

About the Campfires Initiative

This program is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes. The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

For their generous support for the Campfires Initiative, we thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes Board, and Columbia University.

To learn more about the Pulitzer Prizes Campfires Initiative, please visit their new website: www.pulitzer.org/centennial.