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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Virtual 2020 Festival to Kick Off with Bestselling Mystery Author, Rising Songwriter, Fun & Games
    September 12, 2020

    Festival of Books fans have become accustomed to meeting their favorite authors in person every fall over the event’s 17 year history. This year, they’ll find joy from their living rooms through a carefully curated slate of events held via Zoom and Facebook Live.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Lakota Author’s ‘Spotted Tail’ to Represent S.D. at National Book Festival
    September 5, 2020

    The South Dakota Center for the Book has selected David Heska Wanbli Weiden's "Spotted Tail" to represent South Dakota at the 2020 National Book Festival.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Museums, Other Cultural Organizations Buying Time with CARES Act Grants from Statewide Humanities Council
  4. thumbnail image for blog post: 2020 Statewide Festival of Books Will be Virtual
    August 20, 2020

    With the coronavirus pandemic continuing and the health of readers and writers in mind, the 2020 South Dakota Festival of Books will be an all-virtual experience in 2020.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: 2020 Festival Presenter Brenda Child Inspired by History of Ojibwe Women
    August 14, 2020

    2020 South Dakota Festival of Books presenter Brenda Child has written extensively about Native American life.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Celebrating National Book Lovers Day: Turning Point Books
    August 7, 2020

    Journalist and author Lee Shippey said, “The right book at the right time, may mean more in a person’s life than anything else.”

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Humanities Council’s One Book Author Megan Phelps-Roper Making Virtual Tour
    August 1, 2020

    Every summer, the statewide South Dakota Humanities Council’s One Book South Dakota author tours South Dakota to meet readers and fans. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s author, former Westboro Baptist Church member Megan Phelps-Roper, is interacting with fans virtually.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Opens Second Funding Round for South Dakota COVID-19 Emergency Support
    July 20, 2020

    The South Dakota Humanities Council has opened a second round of grant funding to assist South Dakota cultural organizations struggling to maintain operations during the coronavirus pandemic.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: South Dakota Humanities Council Announces Brainstorming Program to Discuss Civic Unrest
    July 17, 2020

    The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, has developed a weekly discussion program to address civic unrest and racial bias in the wake of the George Floyd incident in Minneapolis.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Author Craig Volk to Discuss 'A Dust Bowl Book of Days, 1932' at 2020 Festival
    July 8, 2020

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president in a landslide in 1932. Dust storms were on the rise; 14 were reported across the country, and the number would double in the following year. World War I veterans marched on Washington, D.C., demanding back pay and pensions to help survive the growing Depression.

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