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  1. July 18, 2016
    A recent SDHC grantee’s project harnesses the power of paintings, poetry and film to tell an emotional human story. Christine Stewart-Nuñez and the South Dakota Art Museum earned a $1,000 grant for the short film adaptation titled “Gladiolus.”
  2. July 11, 2016
    The first Veterans Writing Prize presented by the South Dakota Humanities Council will highlight the writings of South Dakota veterans and service members. A $1,000 cash prize is offered to the winning author.
  3. June 22, 2016
    we confidently pull from the top during the centennial year of the Pulitzer Prize to find some of the best work in fiction, history, biography, international reporting, criticism and poetry from the last 35 years.
  4. 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.
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. 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…
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. October 1, 2015
    2015 Festival of Books in Deadwood overview in photos.