Schedule

The 2017 schedule will be released soon! If you'd like to know more about what goes on at the Festival of Books, browse last year's schedule below, or check out the South Dakota Festival of Books blog!

Wednesday, Sep 21

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Whittier Middle School

Thursday, Sep 22

10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Washington Pavilion, Science Stage
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Siouxland Public Libraries Ronning Branch
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Washington Pavilion, Everist Gallery
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Washington Pavilion, Belbas Theatre
10:00 am - 10:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Washington Pavilion, Schulte Black Box Theater
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Washington Pavilion, Science Stage
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Washington Pavilion, Schulte Black Box Theater
11:00 am - 11:45 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Washington Pavilion, Belbas Theatre
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Siouxland Public Libraries Ronning Branch
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
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Washington Pavilion, Science Stage
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Siouxland Public Libraries Downtown Branch
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Washington Pavilion, Schulte Black Box Theater
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Washington Pavilion, Science Stage
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Washington Pavilion, Schulte Black Box Theater
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Siouxland Public Libraries Downtown Branch
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Washington Pavilion, Everist Gallery
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Washington Pavilion, Mary W Sommervold Hall
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Children's Museum of SD, Community Room
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McCrory Gardens Visitor Center
Meet the authors during the opening reception for the Festival of Books.

Friday, Sep 23

8:00 am - 11:30 am
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Adee Honey Farms
Tour of Adee Honey Farms Processing Plant with Sue Doeden & Richard Adee. Tickets available for shuttle bus from Brookings to Adee Honey in Bruce. Tour is not a ticketed event.
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on One
10:00 am - 11:45 am
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Brookings Public Library - Cooper Room
Writing workshop with Faith Sullivan
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on Two
10:00 am - 11:45 am
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First Bank & Trust
Poetry workshop with Christine Stewart-Nuñez
10:00 am - 11:45 am
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Brookings Public Library - Cooper Room
Writing workshop with April Henry
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Children's Museum of SD, Community Room
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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SDSU Student Union, Hobo Day Gallery & Campanile Room
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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SDSU Student Union, Volstorff Ballroom
10:00 am - 11:45 am
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Brookings City County Building - Community Room
Writing workshop with Patrick Hicks
10:30 am - 11:15 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on One
11:00 am - 11:45 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Children's Museum of SD, Community Room
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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SDSU Student Union, Volstorff Ballroom
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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SDSU Student Union, Hobo Day Gallery & Campanile Room
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live SDPB Broadcast with Festival authors and Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Old Sanctuary
Steak salad, German ale, beer facts and cooking demonstration
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
SDSU Student Union, Hobo Day Gallery & Campanile Room
Panel discussion with SDHC board members
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on One
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on Two
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Children's Museum of SD, Community Room
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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TBD
Review your book proposal with Rob Fleder. Time and place TBD
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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SDSU Student Union, Volstorff Ballroom
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Brookings Public Library - Cooper Room
Showing of the film Neither Wolf Nor Dog with author Kent Nerburn and director Steven Simpson
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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SDSU Student Union, Hobo Day Gallery & Campanile Room
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Children's Museum of SD, Community Room
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on One
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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SDSU Student Union, Hobo Day Gallery & Campanile Room
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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SDSU Student Union, Volstorff Ballroom
Janice Law joined by Jill Thorngren, Dean of SDSU's College of Education and Human Sciences.
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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South Dakota Art Museum
Films: "Our Own Words" and "Rising Voices: Hótĥaŋiŋpi - Revitalizing the Lakota Language" with presenters Jay and Paul Fishback, Delphine Red Shirt, Sarah Hernandez, and Patty Bordeaux Nelson.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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South Dakota Agriculture Heritage Museum
Please bring picture ID. This is a 21 and over event.
Includes a special edition tasting glass courtesy of the SD Ag Heritage Museum.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Children's Museum of SD, Community Room
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
64 Presenters
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Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Performing Arts Center
One Book South Dakota Keynote: Creating a Midwestern Trilogy, Beginning with Some Luck - Jane Smiley in Conversation with SDPB's Lori Walsh
8:40 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, Sep 24

9:00 am - 9:45 am
9:00 am - 9:45 am
9:00 am - 9:45 am
9:00 am - 9:45 am
9:00 am - 9:45 am
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Children's Museum of South Dakota
Meet the exhibitors! Visit the second floor of the Children's Museum.
9:00 am - 9:45 am
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on One
9:00 am - 9:45 am
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Children's Museum of SD, Community Room
10:00 am - 10:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Brookings City County Building - Community Room
with Wayne Fanebust
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Brookings City County Building - Council Chambers
10:00 am - 10:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Brookings City County Building - Community Room
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Brookings Public Library - Cooper Room
11:00 am - 11:45 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on One
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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First Presbyterian Church, 405 7th Ave.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Brookings City County Building - Council Chambers
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on One
12:00 pm - 12:45 am
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Old Sanctuary
Panel discussion with SDHC board members
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Brookings Public Library - Cooper Room
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Brookings Activity Center
Janice Law with Brookings County Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Abigail Howard
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on One
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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First Presbyterian Church, 405 7th Ave.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Brookings City County Building - Council Chambers
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 am
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Children's Museum of SD, Community Room
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Brookings Activity Center
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on One
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Brookings City County Building - Council Chambers
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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First Presbyterian Church, 405 7th Ave.
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
2:00 pm - 2:45 am
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Children's Museum of SD, Community Room
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Brookings City County Building - Community Room
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Brookings Arts Council
3:00 pm - 3:45 am
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Brookings City County Building - Community Room
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Children's Museum of SD, Party on One
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Brookings City County Building - Council Chambers
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
63 Presenters
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Old Sanctuary
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Panel discussion featuring our guest Pulitzer Prize-winning authors

Sunday, Sep 25

Tuesday, Sep 27

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm