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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Video: More than 1,000 Third Graders Meet Children's Illustrator
    October 18, 2017

    As part of the National Campaign for Grade Level Reading Initiative, third grade students met illustrator Chris Van Dusen.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Hemingway and O’Brien: Plunging Through Prose
    October 11, 2017

    One night this past January, I decided to re-read "The Things They Carried" and a book of short stories by Ernest Hemingway.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: 2017 Festival Wrap Up: Celebrating 15 Years of the Festival of Books
    October 2, 2017

    The state’s premier literary event, the South Dakota Festival of Books, celebrated its 15th year Sept. 20-21 in Rapid City and Sept. 22-24 in Deadwood.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Internationally Published Romance Novelist Featured at Festival of Books
    September 20, 2017

    The heroines in Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books are known for their various journeys in life. This week, an internationally-published romance novelist journeys to the Black Hills to entertain Festival of Books fans.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Robert Olen Butler's Vietnam
    September 18, 2017

    Robert Olen Butler’s military service in Vietnam informs much of his most recognized writing.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Festival of Books Preview: Authors from All Genres to Converge in Deadwood
    September 13, 2017

    From iconic war writers to talented illustrators and a quirky “foodie” author, the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books lineup is packed with talent.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Alison McGhee: 'Every Writer is First a Reader'
    September 6, 2017

    From an early age, Alison McGhee always knew she wanted to be a writer. For her, literature was her savior and she was never lonely if she had a book.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Writing for History - Bausum Brings Non-Fiction Expertise to Festival of Books
    August 28, 2017

    "Keep writing" is an adage you’ll probably hear at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books. Taken at face value, it's useful - if not particularly profound - advice.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Tim O'Brien: 'Trust the Story'
    August 16, 2017

    In August of 1969, a year after leaving his home in Worthington, Minn. for basic training and life-threatening duty in war-torn Vietnam, Tim O’Brien was finally sent to the rear.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Poet Heid Erdrich Finds Motivation from Fellow Authors, Fans
    August 13, 2017

    When you attend the South Dakota Festival of Books, you expect to learn from the authors.

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