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LEH Announces Light Up for Literacy and Other Humanities Awards Winners

April 19, 2024

Each year, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities – Prime Time’s parent organization – celebrates all the humanities have to offer and honor those who have made significant contributions to the understanding of Louisiana’s history and culture through the Humanities Awards. 

Presented in partnership with the State Library of Louisiana’s Center for the Book, the Light Up for Literacy award recognizes those who have made significant and lasting contributions to literacy efforts in the state. This year’s Light Up for Literacy honoree is Jane Wolfe, the founder of Eat and Read at Melba’s, one of New Orleans’s most notable nonprofit literacy programs. Through Eat and Read at Melba’s, Jane has encouraged a love of reading by distributing more than 20,000 free books to her customers and hosting readings, discussions, and book‐signings that connect New Orleanians with world‐renowned authors and educators. 

Wolfe, and the rest of this year’s Humanities Awards winners including Humanist of the Year Richard “Dickie” Landry, will be honored at the Bright Lights awards dinner on April 23. 

View a full list of award winners