Virtual 2021

The South Dakota Festival of Books will be an all-virtual experience in 2021.

The Festival, in its 19th year of bringing readers and writers together, typically includes more than 100 public presentations. In lieu of in-person events, the 60-plus authors on the 2021 roster will discuss books, teach workshops, and interact with fans via Zoom and Facebook Live. The lineup includes local favorites and perennial bestsellers.

Free General Admission with Quick and Easy Sign-up!

Tickets are available for the Virtual 2021 South Dakota Festival of Books! If you haven't signed up yet, click below to get free tickets; general admission gets you in free to all events but four paid workshops (purchase separately during registration). Upon signing up, you'll receive email instructions for joining Festival events.


Virtual 2020 Festival of Books Video Archive

Watch the sessions you missed! The archive is arranged by date and time, per the Festival of Books schedule page. Please note that a handful of sessions will not be posted due to copyright issues. You can view the videos on this page, or directly on Facebook or YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to view these and other Festival-related videos. 

Tuesday, Sep 22

Thursday, Oct 1

Friday, Oct 2

Saturday, Oct. 3

Sunday, Oct. 4

Post-Festival Events, Oct. 6-23