Schedule

The 2017 schedule is below! To read more about the authors, check out the South Dakota Festival of Books blog!

Wednesday, Sep 20

Thursday, Sep 21

10:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Homestake Opera House

Friday, Sep 22

9:15 am - 10:00 am
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Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
9:30 am - 10:45 am
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Tatanka - Story of the Bison
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Deadwood Public Library - Main Floor
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Franklin Hotel - Emerald Room
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Prospector Room
Karen Abbott and Denise Kiernan take audience members through the process of creating and selling narrative fiction. 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Bill's Backstage Bar
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Historic Homestake Opera House
Chris Van Dusen speaks to third-graders.
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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Tatanka - Story of the Bison
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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Tatanka - Story of the Bison
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Historic Homestake Opera House
Chris Van Dusen speaks to third-graders.
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Event Center
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Deadwood Public Library - Downstairs
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Hotel Conference Room
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Prospector Room
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Event Center
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
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Deadwood Public Library - Main Floor
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Event Center
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sturgis Community Center
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Homestake Opera House
Performance by Flower & Flame
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Prospector Room

Saturday, Sep 23

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Hotel Conference Room
SDHC Board Member Whitney Rencountre & SDHC Grantees Rosie Sprague, Rob Timm & Christine Van Ness
9:00 am - 9:45 am
9:00 am - 9:45 am
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Franklin Hotel - Emerald Room
9:00 am - 9:45 am
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Martin Mason Hotel - 1898 Ballroom
9:00 am - 9:45 am
9:00 am - 9:45 am
9:00 am - 9:45 am
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Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center
A copy of the author's latest book is included in the ticket price.
10:00 am - 10:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Deadwood Public Library - Downstairs
10:00 am - 10:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center
Nancy Tystad Koupal of the South Dakota Historical Society Press
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Franklin Hotel - Emerald Room
South Dakota State Poet Laureate, Lee Ann Roripaugh
10:00 am - 10:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Event Center
10:00 am - 10:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Hotel Conference Room
11:00 am - 11:45 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Masonic Temple - Main Floor
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Prospector Room
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Event Center
11:00 am - 11:45 am
:
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Hotel Conference Room
11:00 am - 11:45 am
:
Franklin Hotel - Emerald Room
11:00 am - 11:45 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Martin Mason Hotel - 1898 Ballroom
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Hotel Conference Room
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Event Center
Presented by the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Event Center
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Prospector Room
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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Martin Mason Hotel - 1898 Ballroom
Mary Fitzgerald and Stephanie Rissler of SDPB
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Deadwood Public Library - Main Floor
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Hotel Conference Room
SDHC Board Member Russell McKnight joined by SD arts and humanities leaders
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Event Center
Preceded by the presentation of the 2017 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Awards
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Hotel Conference Room
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Bill's Backstage Bar
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Historic Homestake Opera House
Performance by Flower & Flame
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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Deadwood Mountain Grand - Event Center
Screening is followed by discussion with Ron Capps and Vietnam veterans Larry Mayes, Brad Morgan and Craig Tschetter.
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Prospector Room
Readings sponsored by the South Dakota State Poetry Society

Sunday, Sep 24

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Hotel Conference Room
Insights about writing
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Deadwood Mountain Grand - Event Center
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Rapid City Public Library
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang