SD Festival of Books

Join us for the 20th annual South Dakota Festival of Books!
September 23-25, 2022 – Brookings, SD

The state’s premier literary event, the Festival celebrates literature in South Dakota and beyond by connecting the very best regional and national writers with our state’s readers for conversations, presentations, panel discussions, book signings, and special events.

Through workshops and craft talks offered by established authors and publishing professionals, it provides unique support for aspiring writers to craft and share their stories.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

  • 2021 Festival Presenters


  • 2021 Festival Producer

    Larson Family Foundation

  • 2021 Festival Partners

    City of Deadwood   HomeSlice Media Group   SD Arts Council

  • 2021 Tribute Sponsors

    Brass Family Foundation

  • 2021 Tribute Sponsors

    First Bank & Trust  NHFCU  Sandra L Brannan  SD Public Broadcasting

  • 2021 Festival Donors

    F.L. Clarkson Family Foundation | Harriet J. Svec | Craig & Della Tschetter

  • 2021 Festival Donors

    William Kent & Diane Krueger | Susan McIntosh


The complete 2022 Festival of Books event schedule will be available Fall 2022

Videos from the 2021 Festival are available on the SDHC Facebook page


Apply to Be a 2022 Festival Presenter!

Applications Due May 1, 2022

Festival presenters are selected via a competitive process for a limited number of slots. Please complete and return the application form by May 1.

The presenter lineup for the 2022 Festival of Books will be available Summer 2022.

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Too Strong to Be Broken: The Life of Edward J. Driving Hawk
Mary Haug

Mary Haug

Out of Loneliness: Murder and Memoir
Nancy Koupal

Nancy Koupal

Pioneer Girl: The Revised Texts
Layli Long Soldier

Layli Long Soldier

Joseph M. Marshall

Joseph M. Marshall III

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
Rahele Megosha

Rahele Megosha

Kent Meyers

Kent Meyers

Twisted Tree
N. Scott Momaday

N. Scott Momaday

Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land
Lydia Netzer

Lydia Netzer

How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky
Craig Volk

Craig Volk

A Dust Bowl Book of Days, 1932
Emily Wilson

Emily Crawford Wilson

Charlie Russell & the Gnomes of Bull Head Lodge


Please check back soon for information about the 2022 Festival of Books Exhibitor Hall!

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