Posts with Category: Festival of Books

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Literature Ambassador Gene Luen Yang Issues Challenge to Young Readers
    May 24, 2017

    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.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Kathleen Grissom and the Story that Wrote Itself
    May 16, 2017

    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.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Veterans Writing Prize Open to Submissions
    May 10, 2017

    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.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Funding Bill Passed; Fundraising Goal Met
    May 9, 2017

    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.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Book Clubs Rejoice:The 2017 One Book has a Kit!
    May 4, 2017

    Attention book club captains, teachers, discussion leaders: J. Ryan Stradal has made your life easier.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Making an Impact: Donate Today to Reach More Young Readers Like Savannah
    March 30, 2017

    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.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: It Would Be a 'Disaster' to End Humanities Programs
    March 29, 2017

    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.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Award-Winning Vietnam Era Author to Appear at Festival
    March 7, 2017

    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.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Spreading Enlightenment to All Corners of the State
    March 3, 2017

    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.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Young Readers One Book 2017 Features Unforgettable Illustrator
    February 8, 2017

    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.

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