Applications are now open:
Open to tax-exempt organizations in New York State, the Council’s Reading & Discussion Programs for Adults bring together community members for a series of thematically-linked, text-based conversations about important ideas. Thirteen themes are available:
- American Politics and Community Today
- Votes for Women!
- Pulitzer “Campfire” Readings: Reaching for the American Dream
- James Baldwin’s America
- In Cold Blood: True Crime, An American Genre
- The Serious Side of Food
- Our World Remade: World War I
- Serving: Standing Down
- Growing & Aging
- Lincoln on the Civil War
- Making Sense of the Civil War
- Muslim Journeys
Applicants choose a theme, decide how many sessions to hold, and find a local scholar to facilitate the discussions. Awardees then select readings from themed book lists. Sample syllabi can be found on the Council’s website. Applications to host a spring series are due Friday, June 24. You can apply here.