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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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."

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Photojournalism and the Pulitzer Prize: Pushing Conversations on Race Beyond St. Louis
    July 25, 2016

    “That one photo is not indicative of a lot of my work,” photojournalist Robert Cohen said. “I’m not a war photographer. I’m a community journalist.”

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Poetry Turns to Film in Recent Grant Project
    July 18, 2016

    A recent SDHC grantee’s project harnesses the power of paintings, poetry and film to tell an emotional, human story.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Inaugural Veterans Writing Prize Seeks Submissions
    July 11, 2016

    The first Veterans Writing Prize will highlight the writings of South Dakota veterans and service members. A $1,000 cash prize is offered to the winning author.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Pulitzer Winners Bring 'the Best of' to the Festival of Books
    June 22, 2016

    The challenge of choosing the ‘best of’ from the 2016 Festival is similar to the challenge of picking the next book to read from a near toppling stack of books.

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