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  1. April 15, 2016
    Nine humanities projects in South Dakota are receiving $32,450 in grants from the South Dakota Humanities Council. Programs and projects are selected for their impact and value on the humanities in South Dakota.
  2. March 16, 2016
    Second graders in select schools around South Dakota meet the lovable, low-key hero Andy Shane this spring. With the 2016 Young Readers One Book South Dakota program, more than 5,000 copies of a…
  3. February 23, 2016
    Festival authors and the first The Big Read brought Harper Lee closer to South Dakota readers As the South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize, we also remember…
  4. February 10, 2016
    Jane Smiley’s rural farm family saga launches 2016 One Book South Dakota Tragedies, triumph, history and the everyday life of a Midwestern farm family mix in the 2016 One Book South Dakota selection…
  5. January 11, 2016
    In summary, staff picks for the Best of the South Dakota Humanities Council in 2015 include: 2015 Festival of Books in Deadwood and One Book South Dakota with William Kent Krueger, meeting and moving on fundraising challenges, and announcing new programs for 2016.
  6. November 4, 2015
    In late October, the Pulitzer Prize board announced the award of $45,456 to the SDHC for the centennial commemoration through Pulitzer’s Campfires Initiative. The SDHC is planning a year-long celebration of the best in literature, drama, history, music, and journalism for communities around the state.
  7. October 1, 2015
    2015 Festival of Books in Deadwood overview in photos.
  8. September 22, 2015
    A list of schedule updates for the Festival of Books in Deadwood, Sept. 24-27
  9. September 21, 2015
    The Festival features a long list of more than 70 local, regional and national authors across genres, from poetry and young readers’ literature to history, mystery, westerns, memoirs, Native American literature, non-fiction and popular fiction.