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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Festival Feature: Marcia Calhoun Forecki
    July 17, 2014

    “I remember walking by myself to the public library at about age eight, and falling instantly in love… I want(ed) to share my excitement for writing and books...” - Forecki

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: What to Expect at Your First South Dakota Festival of Books
    July 15, 2014

    Attending any event for the first time can be a daunting experience. Here are some thoughts on what you can expect from your first Book Festival experience.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Our Latest Free Book Friday Winner!
    July 14, 2014

    We know you are curious to find out who won our Free Book Friday contest, so here is the big reveal!

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: The Book Festival – What Should You Bring?
    July 10, 2014

    We called on Festival veteran Thea Miller Ryan, who has been to the South Dakota Festival of Books so many times that she has preparation down to a science.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Kathleen Norris Tour Draws Crowds
    July 9, 2014

    “It was nice to get away from New York,” Norris voiced to a crowd of Midwesterners, discussing her inspiration for "Dakota" and the 20 years spent in Lemmon.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Facebook Contests: Last Week’s Winners
    July 7, 2014

    We’re back to announce the winners of our two Facebook contests held the July 4th holiday week!

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Free Book Friday: Our Winner
    June 30, 2014

    We’d like to announce the lucky winner of Free Book Friday’s “Wounded Knee 1973: Still Bleeding”, written by 2014 Festival of Books author Stew Magnuson!

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Festival Feature: Patrick Hicks
    June 26, 2014

    “Writing is so much different than making a movie. How can 120 minutes…compete with hours and hours of vivid life inside your own head?” -Patrick Hicks

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Approaching Festival Authors: It’s an Art Form
    June 25, 2014

    Meeting your favorite writers can be intimidating. Here are three tips to make the experience pleasant for you AND for your quarry – er – favorite writers.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Free Book Friday – Winner Winner!
    June 23, 2014

    We have a winner! We are pleased to announce the latest winner of our weekly Free Book Friday contest!

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