Our Literature Programs commemorate and promote appreciation for Missouri’s rich literary heritage. By creating programs that bring greater awareness to local literature, we are encouraging reading for pleasure and expanding literary education for Missourians of all ages.

CENTER for the BOOK (8 × 7 in) (1)

A partnership with the Library of Congress and local literary-related organizations bringing an annual statewide book festival, regional and local educational programs, traveling exhibits, docuseries and podcasts, K-12 curriculum, and grants highlighting Missouri authors and literary heritage.

Growing Up with the River

A virtual storytelling journey that brings “Growing Up with the River” a virtual storytelling journey for families and people of all ages, bringing Missouri history, conservation, and culture to life. The 10-part series aired in the Summer of 2020 and explores the Missouri River Valley from 1806 and into the future. Each chapter features narration by a guest storyteller, interpretation by special guest experts, and a fun, chapter-related kid-friendly activity to do at home.

Upcoming Events

To view MO Humanities Calendar Events, including MO Humanities Outdoors Events, visit our calendar.

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