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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Ted Kooser: Inhaling Life, Exhaling Poems
    September 24, 2014

    The soft-spoken, contemplative man rises every morning before the sun to sit and write and think. Poetry seems to flow out of Ted Kooser like breath.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Ten Sioux Falls Authors Featured at Festival
    September 23, 2014

    They all live in Sioux Falls, they all are authors — but that is where the similitude ends. These authors, like the city, offer a little bit of everything.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Win an iPad mini!
    September 22, 2014

    Festival fans, download our app to enter to win an iPad mini! Our FREE mobile app will help you navigate the 2014 South Dakota Festival of Books.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Festival Brings Young Readers Together
    September 21, 2014

    This year’s Festival focuses on the theme of literature for children and young adults with the inaugural South Dakota Festival of Books for Young Readers.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Festival Feature: Sonia Manzano
    September 18, 2014

    Q&A with “Maria”, Sesame Street star Sonia Manzano

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Festival Feature: Rachael Hanel
    September 17, 2014

    Self-taught reader Rachael Hanel will discuss memoir writing at the 2014 Festival of Books. She answers our probing questions in this Q&A.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Festival Includes Veterans Workshop
    September 17, 2014

    Writing’s two-fold power makes others understand and makes oneself understand. This year’s Festival offers a workshop to help veterans write their stories.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Festival Feature: Mary K. Stillwell
    September 15, 2014

    Before she began to read, Stillwell’s mother recited many nursery rhymes to her daughter. Even now, Mary Stillwell associates poetry with relationship and love.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Festival Features Food Events
    September 15, 2014

    Poetry may be the food of love, but we cannot live off words alone. The Festival offers three events combining food for the soul with food for the taste buds.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Poetry Events: 2014 Festival
    September 13, 2014

    Poets, both aspiring and published, as well as poetry lovers of all ages and interests, can find an intriguing event to attend at the 2014 Festival of Books.

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