Public Programs: Small Grants to Libraries: Soul of a People

Period of Performance

1/1/2009 - 12/31/2009

Funding Totals

$2,500.00 (approved)
$2,500.00 (awarded)

Soul of a People: Voices from the Writers' Project - Library Outreach Programs

FAIN: LR-50014-09

Holyoke Community College (Holyoke, MA 01040-1099)
Camile Close (Project Director: July 2008 to June 2024)

The Holyoke Community College (HCC) Library, in partnership with the Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke History Room of the Holyoke Public Library, and Forbes Library of Northampton, will host a series of events to celebrate the Writers' Project of the WPA. In addition to screening the documentary and hosting several scholarly events, Lucy Anne Hurston, niece of Zora Neale Hurston, will lead a discussion of the author's works during the Writers Project. HCC is located in the industrial mill city of Holyoke, Massachusetts, once known as the "Paper City of the World."