Three people and one South Dakota-based bank were recognized at the South Dakota Festival of Books with the 2016 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities award for their contributions to humanities in the state.
The first Veterans Writing Prize presented by the South Dakota Humanities Council will highlight the writings of South Dakota veterans and service members. A $1,000 cash prize is offered to the winning author.
What could be better than having all South Dakotans read and reflect on the same book? For 14 years the SD Center for the Book (a part of the SD Humanities Council) has been selecting a book for the state to enjoy together. The choice is usually relevant to life in South Dakota.
Nine humanities projects in South Dakota are receiving $32,450 in grants from the South Dakota Humanities Council. Programs and projects are selected for their impact and value on the humanities in South Dakota.
In summary, staff picks for the Best of the South Dakota Humanities Council in 2015 include: 2015 Festival of Books in Deadwood and One Book South Dakota with William Kent Krueger, meeting and moving on fundraising challenges, and announcing new programs for 2016.