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2021 Festival Announcement
Gather your friends and family for a virtual book celebration—authors will be coming to you online this fall. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 South Dakota Festival of Books is switching from an in-person format to an all-virtual format.
Participate in Weekly Brainstorming
The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, has developed a program to bring people peace and unity during these trying and divisive times.
Brainstorming: The Human Connection is a weekly discussion series led by Diggs. Sign up now to participate in these important weekly discussions.
Watch the Replay: Louise Erdrich in Conversation with Lori Walsh
During "An Evening with Louise Erdrich" March 25, SDPB radio host Lori Walsh interviewed National Book Award winner Louise Erdrich about Native American electoral access. This exclusive event was funded by a $50,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to educate South Dakotans on the importance of civic participation. Watch the replay here.
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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.
It’s technology married with liberal arts, humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.