Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize

2022 MHC Prizes

Join us to celebrate our biennial prizes for 2022 Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prizes Joseph Jackson and Carol Dana MHC Facilitator Prize Wendy Allen MHC Program Partner Prize Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties   Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize  This prize recognizes a… Read more

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Audio | Gov. Mills honors Monica Wood

  On May 7, 2019, Maine author Monica Wood was awarded our 2019 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. In attendance was Governor Janet Mills, who honored Monica by delivering the event’s opening remarks. Hear the Governor’s remarks below. Read more

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Honoring Monica Wood

  Monica receives the 2019 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize for her commitment to Maine communities, her support of Maine libraries, and all that she does to support and nourish the literary and cultural life of the State.   Read more

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Sharing the Poetry of Maine’s Unheard Voices

Gary Lawless, who was awarded the 2017 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize, has long worked to bring poetry and the creative process to the people of Maine.   Follow Gary as he shares poetry from Mainers of all backgrounds. Poems will be released monthly in Notes from an Open Book, the MHC’s e-newsletter, and collected below.    … Read more

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Donald Soctomah Donald Soctomah rows a birch bark canoe with his son, also named Donald. The canoe was built based on a 21-foot Passamaquoddy canoe dating from 1850.

Committed to His Native Roots: Soctomah to Be Honored for Contributions

Executive Director Hayden Anderson was interviewed for an article in Indian Country Today highlighting Donald Soctomah, 2015 recipient of the Constance H. Carlson Prize. This is the Maine Humanities Council’s highest honor, and is awarded to an individual, institution, or group in recognition of exemplary contributions to public humanities in Maine. Here is an excerpt from Alysa… Read more

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