Event Schedule

Virtual 2021 Festival 

The Virtual 2021 South Dakota Festival of Books was held Sept. 18-Oct. 10. Visit our Virtual 2021 page to view recordings of the event. You can view the schedule of events that were held below.

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Saturday, Sep 18

11:00 am - 11:45 am
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VIRTUAL
11 a.m. CT/ 10 a.m. MT
Discover how the Newbery Medal-winning author of bestsellers like The Crossover uses his books to “Change the World One Word at a Time.” Moderated by Lori Walsh, host of SDPB’s In the Moment.
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Thursday, Sep 23

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
7 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. MT
Hear the 2021 Poetry Out Loud National Champion read her work and discuss her experiences. Moderated by Rebecca Cruse, Deputy Director of the SD Arts Council.
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Wednesday, Sep 29

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30-9 P.M. MT
TICKET REQUIRED.
Indulge your inner bad girl with food, drinks, and talks by Joshilyn Jackson, Lorelei
James/Lori Armstrong, Lydia Netzer & Ariel Lawhon, with a special appearance by Virgo the Vixen. *May include adult
content.* $15 in advance, $20 at the door (available only through the Dahl, 605-394-4101 or TheDahl.org)

Thursday, Sep 30

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Rapid City Public Library
1-5 P.M. MT
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: rapidcitylibrary.org/event/5589679
Joshilyn Jackson & Lydia Netzer lead this creative writing workshop that draws on improvisational theatre and role-playing games to create foundational material that can be crafted into poetry, essays, and fiction.
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Festival Kickoff featuring Deadwood Hosts, Presenting Authors, & "The Transformational Power of Stories" with William Kent Krueger.
6:30 - 8:30 P.M. CST/5:30 - 7:30 P.M. MT
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Friday, Oct 1

10:00 am - 11:45 am
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VIRTUAL
10 A.M. CT/9 A.M. MT
TICKET REQUIRED ($20).
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10:00 am - 10:45 am
10 A.M. CT/9 A.M. MT
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11:00 am - 11:45 am
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11 A.M. CT/10 A.M. MT
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12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12 P.M. CT/11 A.M. MT
LISTEN LIVE AT https://listen.sdpb.org/
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
12 P.M. CT/11 A.M. MT
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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VIRTUAL
1 P.M. CT/12 P.M. MT
TICKET REQUIRED ($20).
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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
1 P.M. CT/12 P.M. MT
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2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
2 P.M. CT/1 P.M. MT
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3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
3 P.M. CT/2 P.M. MT
TICKET REQUIRED ($20).
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3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
3 P.M. CT/2 P.M. MT
TICKET REQUIRED. ($20)
(Free for veterans & active service members! Call 605-688-6113 or email info@sdhumanities.org to register.)
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5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
5 P.M. CT/4 P.M. MT
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5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
5 P.M. CT/4 P.M. MT
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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VIRTUAL
6 P.M. CT/5 P.M. MT
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6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
6:30 P.M. CT/5:30 P.M. MT
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7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
7:30 P.M. CT/6:30 P.M. MT
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8:30 pm - 9:15 pm
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VIRTUAL
8:30 P.M. CT/7:30 P.M. MT
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Saturday, Oct 2

9:00 am - 9:45 am
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VIRTUAL
9 A.M. CT/8 A.M. MT
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9:00 am - 9:45 am
9 A.M. CT/8 A.M. MT
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10:00 am - 10:45 am
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10 A.M. CT/9 A.M. MT
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11:00 am - 11:45 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
11 A.M. CT/10 A.M. MT
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12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
12 P.M. CT/11 A.M. MT
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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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1 P.M. CT/12 P.M. MT
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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1 P.M. CT/12 P.M. MT
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2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
2 P.M. CT/1 P.M. MT
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2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
2 P.M. CT/1 P.M. MT
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3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
With Moderator, Katy Beem.
3 P.M. CT/2 P.M. MT
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3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Marshall and Nelson will be joined by Kathy Day Faulkner, author of "She Asked Crazy Horse Why"
3 P.M. CT/2 P.M. MT
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4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
4 P.M. CT/3 P.M. MT
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4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
4 P.M. CT/3 P.M. MT
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5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
5 P.M. CT/4 P.M. MT
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5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
5 P.M. CT/4 P.M. MT
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6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
6:30 P.M. CT/5:30 P.M. MT
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6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Presented by SD Humanities Council. Awardees are Dorinda Daniel (Individual), Cyndie Harlan (Librarian) and OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Organization).
6:30 P.M. CT/5:30 P.M. MT
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7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Sunday, Oct 3

11:00 am - 11:45 am
11 A.M. CT/10 A.M. MT
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11:00 am - 11:45 pm
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11 A.M. CT/10 A.M. MT
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12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12 P.M. CT/11 A.M. MT
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12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12 P.M. CT/11 A.M. MT
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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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1 P.M. CT/12 P.M. MT
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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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1 P.M. CT/12 P.M. MT
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2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
2 P.M. CT/1 P.M. MT
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2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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2 P.M. CT/1 P.M. MT
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3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
Use Festival general admission pass or register at rapidcitylibrary.org/event/5350442
3 P.M. CT/2 P.M. MT
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3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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3 P.M. CT/2 P.M. MT
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4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
4 P.M. CT/3 P.M. MT
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4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
4 P.M. CT/3 P.M. MT
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5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
5 P.M. CT/4 P.M. MT
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5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
5 P.M. CT/4 P.M. MT
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6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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VIRTUAL
6:30 P.M. CT/5:30 P.M. MT
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7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
7:30 P.M. CT/6:30 P.M. MT
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Monday, Oct 4

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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VIRTUAL
6:30 P.M. CT/5:30 P.M. MT
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Tuesday, Oct 5

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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VIRTUAL
6:30 P.M. CT/5:30 P.M. MT
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Wednesday, Oct 6

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
The SD State Poetry Society, with support from the SD Humanities Council, has established a publishing press. Pasque Press, under the board of directors of SDSPS, will be publishing a series of full-length, single-authored poetry collections starting in 2021. Complete guidelines on submitting can be found at the SDSPS website sdpoetry.org.
7 P.M. CT/6 P.M. MT
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Friday, Oct 8

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
Van Camp will be joined by Joanna Jones & Liz Fayer, authors of “She Sang to the Wind,” and Jace DeCory, one of the Lakota women elders featured in the book.
7 P.M. CT/6 P.M. MT
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Sunday, Oct 10

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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VIRTUAL
Momaday will discuss his life's work with SDSU Distinguished Professor Emeritus Charles Woodard.
4 P.M. CT/3 P.M. MT
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