New Hampshire Humanities Council
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Our October 13 Annual Dinner will feature award-winning
author and human rights activist Azar Nafisi

We are thrilled to announce that Azar Nafisi will be the keynote speaker at
our 26th Annual Dinner on Tuesday, October 13 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.


Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the international bestseller
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which electrified its readers
with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution
in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students.
Reading Lolita in Tehran is an incisive exploration of the transformative
powers of fiction in a world of tyranny. The book spent more than 100
weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into
32 languages.
Learn more about Nafisi and her work on her website.

Tickets for our main fundraising event of the year are $125 per person and support our mission of bringing opportunities for life-long learning to every corner of the state through more than 600 free programs each year.


Our thanks to our sponsors to-date:



Lead Sponsor for the 25th Year





Humanities Sponsor




Reception Sponsor


Culture Sponsor




Book Sponsor




Innovation Sponsor


Technology Sponsor




Salad Sponsor




Coffee Sponsor




Dessert Sponsor






Plymouth State University





The Derryfield School




McLane Law Firm


New Hampshire Public Radio


Orr & Reno


Pax World Mutual Funds


Rath Young Pignatelli


St. Paul's School


Saint Anselm College


Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA




Friends of the Humanities


Northeast Delta Dental


Radisson Hotel Downtown Manchester


The Rowley Agency





For information on sponsorship opportunities for one of the state's best-attended gala events of the year,
contact Development Director Jessica Eshleman at 224-4071 or by e-mail.



Thank you for joining us to celebrate our 40 Over 40 honorees

Our deepest thanks to all who joined us at the Grappone Center for a wonderful evening of celebration at our 40 Over 40 gala. Very special thanks to our partners, the Union Leader, the NH Business and Industry Association, and to our Sponsors Keene State College and Eckman Construction.


Read the Union Leader's page one article on the event.


View a gallery of photos from the event here.







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Join us for a guided hike up Mt. Moosilauke on September 20 with record-breaking thru hiker and author Jennifer Pharr Davis.
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