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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: 2019 Festival of Books Preview: What You Need to Know for the 2019 Event, Oct. 4-6 in Deadwood
    September 18, 2019

    Planning your Festival of Books visit? Here is “what you need to know” — our full preview featuring important information about authors, dates, times and locations.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Former Westboro Baptist Church Member, S.D. Resident Featured at 2019 Festival of Books, Will Discuss Memoir, Decision to Leave Infamous Church
    September 14, 2019

    As a member of what's been referred to as the "most hated family in America" and granddaughter of infamous religious zealot and Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, Megan Phelps-Roper grew up on raucous picket lines protesting funerals with messages like "God Hates Fags."

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Rapid City Author & Artist Montileaux, Movie Producer Covel Lead 2019 Young Readers Lineup
    September 6, 2019

    Second and third graders will be quite familiar with at least two of the 2019 Young Readers Festival of Books authors by the time the event rolls around in October.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: 2019 Festival Author Reveals the ‘True’ Wild Bill Hickok
    August 20, 2019

    Tom Clavin’s aim in his new biography of Wild Bill Hickok is to find the true story of the man who famously met his demise at the hands of assassin Jack McCall inside Deadwood’s Saloon No. 10.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: From Nebraska Beauty Pageant Queen to the New York Times Bestseller List: Learn All About Festival Author Tosca Lee
    August 9, 2019

    New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee has an arc to her life that may even rival some of the characters in her novels.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Award-winning Author Brian Turner Leading Writing Workshop at Festival for Veterans who Enter Story Contest
    July 26, 2019

    Brian Turner has been, among other things, a DJ, an English teacher and a pickler, a bass guitar instructor and a soldier: he spent seven years in the Army, with deployments as an infantry team leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Acclaimed Romance, Mystery Author Graham Making Deadwood Debut
    July 19, 2019

    Not only is bestselling author Heather Graham visiting Deadwood for the first time this October, but she’s also a “combatant” in a shootout staged by Deadwood Alive and hosted in conjunction with the South Dakota Festival of Books.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Craig Johnson Returns to South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood Oct. 5
    June 25, 2019

    Craig Johnson, the author of 14 full-length novels and three short stories in the popular Walt Longmire mystery series, will be a featured author at the Festival of Books for the first time in nearly four years.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: U.S. Poet Laureate: Poetry Leads to 'Profound Conversation'
    October 15, 2018

    According to legendary playwright/poet Oscar Wilde, memory is “the diary that we all carry about with us."

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Thousands Flock to S.D. Festival of Books in Brookings, Sioux Falls
    October 3, 2018

    More than 60 high-caliber authors presented at more than 100 sessions at the 2018 South Dakota Festival of Books Sept. 20-23.

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