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  1. The state’s new poet laureate is familiar to fans of both the South Dakota Humanities Council and the annual South Dakota Festival of Books. Continue Reading

  2. Craig Johnson, the author of 14 full-length novels and three short stories in the popular Walt Longmire mystery series, will be a featured author at the Festival of Books for the first time in nearly four years. Continue Reading

  3. The South Dakota Humanities Council board of directors has awarded $36,000 to various organizations for 2019 humanities programs and events in South Dakota. Continue Reading

  4. As could be expected from an author who writes books based on his experiences, Kent Nerburn has taken careful notes during his 2019 One Book South Dakota Tour, which began in Watertown June 4. Continue Reading

Event Calendar

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Jul
7:45 am | SD State Penitentiary, Main Prison
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Jul
12:45 pm | SD State Penitentiary, Jameson Annex
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3:00 pm | Bethesda of Beresford
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7:00 pm | Gregory Public Library
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Aug

South Dakota Humanities Council

The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

Want to read more about what the humanities are? Check out our definition of the humanities and examples of various humanities disciplines explored by our programs. 

It’s technology married with liberal arts, humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.
- Steve Jobs (the late founder and CEO, Apple)