Blog

  1. October 18, 2017
    As part of the National Campaign for Grade Level Reading Initiative, third grade students met illustrator Chris Van Dusen.
  2. October 11, 2017
    One night this past January, I decided to re-read "The Things They Carried" and a book of short stories by Ernest Hemingway.
  3. October 2, 2017
    The state’s premier literary event, the South Dakota Festival of Books, celebrated its 15th year Sept. 20-21 in Rapid City and Sept. 22-24 in Deadwood.
  4. September 20, 2017
    The heroines in Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books are known for their various journeys in life. This week, an internationally-published romance novelist journeys to the Black Hills to entertain Festival of Books fans.
  5. September 18, 2017
    Robert Olen Butler’s military service in Vietnam informs much of his most recognized writing.
  6. September 13, 2017
    From iconic war writers to talented illustrators and a quirky “foodie” author, the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books lineup is packed with talent.
  7. September 6, 2017
    From an early age, Alison McGhee always knew she wanted to be a writer. For her, literature was her savior and she was never lonely if she had a book.
  8. August 28, 2017
    "Keep writing" is an adage you’ll probably hear at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books. Taken at face value, it's useful - if not particularly profound - advice.
  9. August 16, 2017
    In August of 1969, a year after leaving his home in Worthington, Minn. for basic training and life-threatening duty in war-torn Vietnam, Tim O’Brien was finally sent to the rear.
  10. August 13, 2017
    When you attend the South Dakota Festival of Books, you expect to learn from the authors.