Welcoming the New Year.

Christina Barr

As we kick off the New Year at Nevada Humanities, we are excited to launch some new initiatives and energize some seasoned humanities favorites. Having adopted the Nevada Center for the Book in 2017, we will now be producing the year-long, statewide Nevada Reads program. Throughout 2018, Nevadans everywhere will be reading two books; Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opioid Epidemic by Sam Quinones and Marlena: A Novel by Julie Buntin. Both books wrestle with our nation's opioid crisis in unique ways. We are looking forward to the community book club conversations that we will host throughout the state in 2018 to discuss these books and the issues they address. 


We are also excited to make a series of new additions to our Nevada Humanities blog Double Down. We have asked writers and thinkers around the state to write a series of blog posts that address humanities issues and ideas. These short essays will be paired with humanities news and features covering a wide range of topics. So, stay tuned and join us as we find new and creative ways to use the tools of the humanities to make the world a better place for all. 


Christina Barr is the Executive Director of Nevada Humanities.