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Join us at our 25th Annual Dinner with Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon

We are thrilled to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon will be the keynote speaker at our Annual Dinner on Tuesday, September 30 at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.

The Humanities Council's Annual Dinner gathers New Hampshire's corporate, civic, academic and philanthropic communities for networking and inspiration, and raises funds vital to the Council's ability to bring new ideas and civil conversations to the people of New Hampshire.
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of this gala event.

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Check out this New York Times article for inspiration for your summer reading list and some insight into Chabon's favorite books

Renowned speakers such as David Brooks, Salman Rushdie, Ken Burns, Colum McCann, Tom Brokaw, Elie Wiesel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Doris Kearns Goodwin have ensured that past Annual Dinners have sold out within weeks.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Development Director Jessica Eshleman at 224-4071 x113 or by e-mail.

We are deeply grateful to the sponsors who have already signed on to underwrite this event:

Lead Sponsor for the 24th Year


Humanities Sponsor

Dartmouth College


Keynote Sponsor


Book Sponsor


Reception Sponsor


Technology Sponsor


Beer Sponsor

Woodstock Brewery


Wine Sponsor



Hops & Barley Sponsor


Book Signing Sponsor


Innovation Sponsor


Salad Sponsor


Coffee Sponsor

Keene State College



Checkmate Payroll

The Derryfield School

Harvest Capital

Orr & Reno

Radisson Manchester

Saint Anselm College

St. Paul's School

Chabon was born in Washington, D.C. and raised mostly in Columbia, a planned city with utopian aspirations in the Maryland tobacco country. He studied at Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, and received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at UC Irvine.

Chabon is the author of seven novels, two collections of essays and two collections of short stories. His second novel, Wonder Boys, was made into a critically-acclaimed film featuring actors Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire. He has also written articles, essays, screenplays, and edited The Best American Short Stories 2005.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay won the New York Society Library Prize for Fiction, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award, the Commonwealth Club Gold Medal, and the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent novel is the bestseller Telegraph Avenue.

Chabon is chairman of the board of directors at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, the oldest arts colony in the U.S. In 2012 he was voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has appeared before audiences all over the United States and in Russia, Finland, Lithuania, Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany and Canada.





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