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Posts with Category: South Dakota

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Four win 2016 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities
    October 21, 2016

    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.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: The Reunion
    October 3, 2016

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

  3. 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, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles, focuses on the life and events in Custer’s world, saving the famous battle, the Battle of Little Bighorn – or Greasy Grass, to the epilogue.

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

    At the 2014 Festival of Books, Brookings County writer Jerry Nelson attended Pitchapalooza, an idea generating session led by The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry.

  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: Seeking Hugh Glass
    August 18, 2016

    Last winter’s blockbuster movie The Revenant brought renewed attention to the story of frontiersman Hugh Glass and his near-fatal encounter with a grizzly bear near present-day Lemmon in 1823.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Inaugural Veterans Writing Prize seeks submissions
    July 11, 2016

    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.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Prize-winning composer joins SD Symphony event
    May 3, 2016

    John Luther Adams won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy for his composition "Become Ocean." He joins the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and the South Dakota Humanities Council for a series of events, Oct. 6-8, 2016, ending with a performance with the SDSO in Sioux Falls.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: South Dakota Magazine: Our South Dakota Reading Club
    April 25, 2016

    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.

  10. April 15, 2016

    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.

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