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"Bringing Readers and Writers Together."

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2021 Festival Presenters

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2021 Festival Producer

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2021 Festival Partners

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2021 Festival Tribute Sponsor

  1. Brass Family Foundation

2021 Festival Tribute Sponsors

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2021 Festival Donors


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

2021 Festival Donors


William Kent & Diane Krueger | Susan McIntosh

More About the South Dakota Festival of Books

South Dakota's premiere literary event, the Festival of Books strives to "Bring Readers and Writers Together" through an annual three-day gathering featuring more than 60 authors from within the state and around the world participating in lectures, panel discussions, workshops, book signings, and special events for readers and aspiring writers of all ages. Festival events not only encourage appreciation for the literary arts, but also foster civil conversation about contemporary, cultural, and historical events in our state and nation. 2021 presenters will include Melanie Benjamin, Jessica Bruder, Marc Cameron, Joshilyn Jackson, William Kent Krueger, Lisa Napoli, Joseph M. Marshall III, and many more!

2021 Friends of SDHC

Robin Allen | Alpha Delta Kappa* | Martha L. Baker | Kathleen Bergeson | Benda Berseth | Jeanne M. Carter | Tawa Ducheneaux | Ruth Harper & Larry Rogers | Lillian Haug | Catherine Heinemann | Heidi Kruse | Barbara Kurtis | Jay & Kathy Larsen* | Jason McEntee | Pam Merchant | Doris & Paul Moriarty | Allison Morley | Jean Nicholson | Mary Perpich | Phyllis Petersen | Eric Raveling | Ardith Tofteland | Lori M. Walsh | Lois S. Wells | Rich & Jennifer Widman | Terry & Nancy Woster | Rose M. Zediker 

*Young Reader

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