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  1. September 18, 2019
    Planning your Festival of Books visit? Here is “what you need to know” — our full preview featuring important information about authors, dates, times and locations.
  2. September 14, 2019
    As a member of what's been referred to as the "most hated family in America" and granddaughter of infamous religious zealot and Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, Megan Phelps-Roper grew up on raucous picket lines protesting funerals with messages like "God Hates Fags."
  3. September 6, 2019
    Second and third graders will be quite familiar with at least two of the 2019 Young Readers Festival of Books authors by the time the event rolls around in October.
  4. August 27, 2019
    The South Dakota Humanities Council, a non-profit that leads statewide advocacy for the humanities, is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Awards.
  5. August 20, 2019
    Tom Clavin’s aim in his new biography of Wild Bill Hickok is to find the true story of the man who famously met his demise at the hands of assassin Jack McCall inside Deadwood’s Saloon No. 10.
  6. August 9, 2019
    New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee has an arc to her life that may even rival some of the characters in her novels.
  7. August 5, 2019
    The South Dakota Humanities Council is again helping to bring a U.S. Poet Laureate to South Dakota.
  8. July 26, 2019
    Brian Turner has been, among other things, a DJ, an English teacher and a pickler, a bass guitar instructor and a soldier: he spent seven years in the Army, with deployments as an infantry team leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq.
  9. July 19, 2019
    Not only is bestselling author Heather Graham visiting Deadwood for the first time this October, but she’s also a “combatant” in a shootout staged by Deadwood Alive and hosted in conjunction with the South Dakota Festival of Books.
  10. July 2, 2019
    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.