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Archives for June, 2020

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: 2020 Festival Author Melanie Benjamin: ‘Leave Room for Imagination’
    June 28, 2020

    Melanie Benjamin was a struggling author when a chance encounter changed the direction of her writing career. Her first two novels of contemporary fiction weren’t selling, so to take her mind off her troubles, she visited a Chicago art museum that was hosting an exhibition of Lewis Carroll’s photography.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Announces 2020 Veterans Story Contest
    June 19, 2020

    The South Dakota Humanities Council is sponsoring a storytelling contest for veterans that will culminate with an awards ceremony at the South Dakota Festival of Books Oct. 2-4 in Brookings.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Speakers Bureau Programs Now Available Virtually
    June 14, 2020

    We previously announced our pivot to virtual book club discussions; now, our Speakers Bureau events will be held online as well.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: The Humanities, Harper Lee, and Fighting Injustice with Literature
    June 5, 2020

    When we look to cure our physical ailments, we turn to science — especially now, when a vaccine is needed to stem a pandemic.