October: Not Just for Pumpkins!
October is Arts & Humanities month and people keep asking us what we are doing to celebrate. Our answer: doing what we always do–bringing free humanities programs that stimulate informed dialogue to Marylanders! Click here to take a look at our jam-packed October calendar to see all of our events.
As part of our One Maryland One Book program, we are bringing Song Yet Sung author James McBride to seven locations around the state in October, as well as holding scores of related programs—about the Underground Railroad, music, slavery on the Eastern Shore, and book discussions (including one with food tastings!)– in schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, and other venues.
In addition, we are celebrating Edgar Allan Poe October 16 in Baltimore with a ‘battle of the Poes’, involving teens in writing poetry in Dorchester County and helping adults tell their life stories in LaPlata. Kent Countians are thinking and talking about Jane Eyre; Frederick Douglass will be in Caroline County; oysters are the topic in Perryville, and Princess Anne is featuring a genealogy workshop.
You can celebrate the humanities in October and every other month with the Maryland Humanities Council. For arts programs, please go to www.msac.org to check out events on the Maryland State Arts Council’s website.