Archives for August, 2016

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Shirley Christian and the Choteaus: Before Lewis & Clark
    August 29, 2016

    The history of the Fort Pierre area is an important part of not only South Dakota history, but the history of the American West.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Understanding Middle Eastern Tumult
    August 25, 2016

    A revolution in Tunisia in 2010 is seen today as the beginning of the Arab Spring, a series of riots, revolts and protests that swept through the Arab world.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Rediscover Literary Joys with Michael Dirda
    August 22, 2016

    Dirda is a literary journalist whose works have appeared in numerous publications. He has often been called the “best-read man in America.”

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Seeking Hugh Glass
    August 18, 2016

    The blockbuster movie, “The Revenant”, brought renewed attention to the story of frontiersman Hugh Glass and his near-fatal encounter with a grizzly bear.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Daily Writing, Imagination Helps Pulitzer-Winning Poet Reach Broad Audience
    August 15, 2016

    Ted Kooser wrote much of his poetry during the pre-dawn hours, before it was time to get dressed for work as a life insurance executive.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Ted Kooser: A Poet of Connection
    August 15, 2016

    The literature of Ted Kooser’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner, “Delights & Shadows”, draws in the sun to bring readers to the table of subtle transformation.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Killer Nashville Comes to South Dakota
    August 8, 2016

    Nashville is more than the Music City these days. It’s an up- and-coming force in the (fictional) murder business, as well.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Young Readers Author Began Writing with Her First Grade Students
    August 5, 2016

    Andy Shane didn’t like school to begin with, but the class know-it-all, Dolores Starbuckle, made his day even worse by tattling on him. Twice! Before lunch!

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Happy Accident Still Brings Polisar New Fans
    August 3, 2016

    Barry Louis Polisar began writing and singing for children in 1975, but many know him from his song, “All I Want is You."