When he decided to make a living drawing comic books, Gene Luen Yang faced not only the long odds that come with any such dream, but also an obstacle.
Fiction authors are no strangers to writers block. But once in a while, the story literally "writes itself." Kathleen Grissom knows what that feels like.
As in years past, the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books will feature a strong lineup of Veteran authors. It will also feature an opportunity for aspiring Veteran writers to show the professionals what they can do.
While 2017 has been challenging for the South Dakota Humanities Council, things took a turn for the better with two major victories in a matter of ten days.
Attention book club captains, teachers, discussion leaders: J. Ryan Stradal has made your life easier.
Rapid City Elementary student Savannah met celebrated children’s author Jennifer Richard Jacobson in 2016. She was excited when the author visited her school – to say the least.
I am a Lakota woman. I was born and raised in South Dakota; I have lived and worked as an author and educator in South Dakota; I am also a part of the humanities in South Dakota.
An award-winning author who is recognized by many as the voice of the Vietnam generation has joined the lineup for the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood and Rapid City.
My parents introduced me to the humanities well before I was aware that there was such a thing. They didn’t set out to do it. It just happened.
The 2017 Young Readers One Book selection is Tales from Deckawoo Drive, a bind-in of three books in a series written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.
The sole meaning in life is to serve humanity.
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