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Download Your Festival of Books Guide

Click below for a free copy of the 2018 South Dakota Festival of Books guide, which includes information about our Brookings and Sioux Falls event, such as author features, event info and much more.  

Download a Free Copy of our Catalog

The 2018 South Dakota Humanities Council Program Catalog is available for download.

Want to book a speaker, check out a set of novels for your book club, or just find out more about our programs like the South Dakota Festival of Books and One Book South Dakota? Click the button below for your free copy.

Thank You For Your Support

Thank you for your continued support of the humanities in South Dakota.

In its comprehensive FY 2019 budget, the Trump administration requested that Congress appropriate approximately $42 million to the National Endowment for the Humanities for "the orderly closure of the agency." To read the NEH's statement, click here

Please visit our advocacy page to find out how you can advocate for the humanities. We'll need your support as we face this next challenge. 

 
 
 

Blog

  1. Chicago author and viral blogger Andy Boyle will share his digital storytelling wisdom at the 2018 Festival of Books. Continue Reading

  2. Three people and one organization were selected by the South Dakota Humanities Council for 2018 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities awards. Continue Reading

  3. The 2018 South Dakota Festival of Books will feature a 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner who chronicled the historical journey of a South Dakota icon. Continue Reading

  4. 2018 South Dakota Festival of Books author Kevin Cole, a poet from Sioux Falls, is inspired by conservation. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

23
Aug
10:00 am | Central States Fair, Fine Arts Building
23
Aug
1:30 pm | Central States Fair, Fine Arts Building
23
Aug
7:00 pm | Fort Pierre Moose Lodge
24
Aug
2:30 pm | Edgewood Senior Living
25
Aug
5:00 pm | Geddes Historical Village
25
Aug
27
Aug
7:00 pm | Brookings Public Library
27
Aug
7:30 pm | Pembrook Attendance Center (School)
29
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.

The goal should be that everybody gets a chance to read great books and participate in the richness that humanities brings us.
- Bill Gates (founder and Chairman, Microsoft)