Make a Difference 

Our impact at the Festival of Books increases with volunteer support. While volunteers are critical to the Festival's success, volunteering introduces you to authors and other book lovers. 

If you have a weekend or just a few hours to give, contact us at 605-688-5715 or email festival@sdhumanities.org.

The South Dakota Humanities Council depends on volunteers to make the event run smoothly.

More About the South Dakota Festival of Books

The South Dakota Festival of Books has featured a number of famous authors over its 18-year history, including fiction authors Jane Smiley, Louise Erdrich, William Kent Krueger, and Tim O'Brien; children's authors Gene Luen Yang and Kate DiCamillo; and many more. The event is run by the South Dakota Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit whose sole purpose is to provide humanities programs for South Dakotans. As well as writing in various genres such as non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, Festival of Books authors explore various humanities disciplines including history, language, literature and much more.