Posts with Category: Festival of Books

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Teller's 'The Reunion' Wins Inaugural Veterans Prize
    October 3, 2016

    "The Reunion" by James R. Teller won the 2016 Veterans Writing Prize, coordinated by the South Dakota Humanities Council.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Before the Battle of Little Big Horn: Custer's Trials
    September 19, 2016

    A new biography on General George Armstrong Custer focuses on the life and events in Custer’s world, saving “The Battle of Little Bighorn” to the epilogue.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Full Circle: Dairy Farmer Turns Columnist
    September 15, 2016

    Nelson’s writing career began when penning a tongue-in-cheek letter to the local extension agent. His columns now appear throughout the Midwest.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: As Luck Would Have It: Jane Smiley & the Unexpected Extraordinary
    September 12, 2016

    What are we to make of a book that begins with a farmer watching owls emerge from a dead elm tree and ends with a death we are given scant time to mourn?

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Women Warriors
    September 8, 2016

    Writing and teaching have been the lifework of Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. Her stories come from childhood experiences on the Rosebud Reservation.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Shirley Christian and the Choteaus: Before Lewis & Clark
    August 29, 2016

    The history of the Fort Pierre area is an important part of not only South Dakota history, but the history of the American West.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Understanding Middle Eastern Tumult
    August 25, 2016

    A revolution in Tunisia in 2010 is seen today as the beginning of the Arab Spring, a series of riots, revolts and protests that swept through the Arab world.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Rediscover Literary Joys with Michael Dirda
    August 22, 2016

    Dirda is a literary journalist whose works have appeared in numerous publications. He has often been called the “best-read man in America.”

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Seeking Hugh Glass
    August 18, 2016

    The blockbuster movie, “The Revenant”, brought renewed attention to the story of frontiersman Hugh Glass and his near-fatal encounter with a grizzly bear.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Daily Writing, Imagination Helps Pulitzer-Winning Poet Reach Broad Audience
    August 15, 2016

    Ted Kooser wrote much of his poetry during the pre-dawn hours, before it was time to get dressed for work as a life insurance executive.

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