Discussion Project

Text-based discussions that meet the needs of Maine communities

Applications for summer programs open March 1, 2021


The Maine Humanities Council is excited to offer this flexible opportunity to host a text-based discussion program that meets the needs of your own community, whether you are working independently or as part of an organization.

The current moment calls for great flexibility — and we want to support people in Maine’s communities in ways that meet the needs they actually have, and that enable them to use the energy they have in the ways most nourishing for them.

  • Work closely with MHC staff to bring your discussion project to life, whether you use an MHC-prepared plan or create your own.
  • Participate in a group orientation / skill-share with others working to create vibrant text-based discussions in their communities.
  • MHC provides a facilitator, provides or covers costs for materials, and offers other support as needed.

What people are saying about the Discussion Project

  • "Even reluctant speakers become leaders in linking literature to their hopes and aspirations."


  • "I am more at ease with myself and the people around me because I have opened my mind to another experience."


  • "I found myself feeling better connected to the day-to-day issues affecting the many young people I have had the good fortune to teach."


  • “The program helps me reaffirm the need to attempt to bring a supportive healing attitude to my work area.”


Funded by:

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily
represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.