July 2014


Michigan Stories

Muslim Voices

Program Opportunity: Muslim Voices

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 cycle of Muslim Voices, a new reading and discussion program for children and teens that promotes mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures and perspectives. The four- to six-week program includes program facilitators and youth exploring universal themes through literature with Muslim protagonists. Three nonprofit sites will be selected and all program costs are covered by a grant from MHC, in partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities. The deadline to apply is July 31. For more information on this program and to start the application, click here.

Grant Cycle Change

Notice: Change in Major Grant Cycle

Due to a new opportunity (announcement coming soon!), the deadline cycle for Major Grants has changed. Nonprofits interested in applying should note that drafts will now be accepted in July-August of 2015, with a final deadline in September 2015. Major Grants fund public humanities programming projects up to $15,000. For more information on this grant program and its timeline, click here.

Board Reunion on Horizon

30th MHC Anniversary

Reminder: Board Reunion on the Horizon

We are gearing up for an MHC birthday party this fall with a Board Member Reunion. If you are, or know of, a former MHC Board Member, please make sure they have contacted us to update their profile information. This is a great opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones and hear what our organization has been up to in recent years. Please contact Amanda West, Development Director, for more information on this event and to update information. You may reach her at awest@mihumanities.org or 517.372.7770.

GMR Materials

Great Michigan Read Materials Now Online

The author tour may have ended, but we know many of you are continuing important discussions on mental illness, family secrets and genealogy with Annie's Ghosts. If you are in need of reader's guides, teacher's guides, newspaper inserts or bookmarks, please contact James Nelson for a supply. He may be reached at jnelson@mihumanities.org or 517.372.7770. In addition, we now have all supplemental materials from past cycles in digital form online. Click here to view the previous titles and materials since our first Great Michigan Read – The Nick Adams Stories.

Summer Event Calendar

Summer Event Calendar

There are lots of great humanities events happening this summer thanks to our great grantees and program partners. Be sure to check the calendar of events (below or on our website) to see what's happening around the state and in your region.


MHC Happenings (Click here for Statewide Events)


Selling Nahma
Through Aug. 7 in Escanaba
Region: Upper Peninsula

Michigan Folksong Legacy: Grand Discoveries from the Great Depression
July 30 – Sept. 26 in Rogers City
Region: Northeast

Descrechaska: Here is Everything

Permanent display in Wyandotte
Region: Southeast

Drummunity: Rhythmic Fun for Everyone
July 8 in Royal Oak
Region: Southeast

Authors in the Garden Room
July 3 in Grand Ledge
Region: Southwest

From Forest to Fruit Belt
Permanent display in Coloma
Region: Southwest

Michigan Humanities Council 2014, Michigan Humanities Council
119 Pere Marquette 3B
Lansing, MI 48912