Archives for May, 2017

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: Hardwired for Story
    May 31, 2017

    As far as we know, human beings are the only creatures that tell stories. Think about that for a minute. Let it sink in.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Literature Ambassador Gene Luen Yang Issues Challenge to Young Readers
    May 24, 2017

    When he decided to make a living drawing comic books, Gene Luen Yang faced not only the long odds that come with any such dream, but also an obstacle.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Kathleen Grissom and the Story that Wrote Itself
    May 16, 2017

    Fiction authors are no strangers to writers block. But once in a while, the story literally "writes itself." Kathleen Grissom knows what that feels like.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Veterans Writing Prize Open to Submissions
    May 10, 2017

    As in years past, the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books will feature a strong lineup of Veteran authors. It will also feature an opportunity for aspiring Veteran writers to show the professionals what they can do.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Funding Bill Passed; Fundraising Goal Met
    May 9, 2017

    While 2017 has been challenging for the South Dakota Humanities Council, things took a turn for the better with two major victories in a matter of ten days.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Book Clubs Rejoice:The 2017 One Book has a Kit!
    May 4, 2017

    Attention book club captains, teachers, discussion leaders: J. Ryan Stradal has made your life easier.