As part of the National Campaign for Grade Level Reading Initiative, third grade students met illustrator Chris Van Dusen.
One night this past January, I decided to re-read "The Things They Carried" and a book of short stories by Ernest Hemingway.
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.
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.
Robert Olen Butler’s military service in Vietnam informs much of his most recognized writing.
From iconic war writers to talented illustrators and a quirky “foodie” author, the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books lineup is packed with talent.
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.
"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.
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.
When you attend the South Dakota Festival of Books, you expect to learn from the authors.
The sole meaning in life is to serve humanity.
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