Posts with Category: Veterans

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: A Special Veterans Day Announcement: Our 2020 Veterans Story Contest Winner
    November 10, 2020

    As past and present service members around the country are honored on Veterans Day 2020, the South Dakota Humanities Council is proud to celebrate South Dakota veterans by announcing the winners of the 2020 Veterans Story Contest.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: 2019 Veterans Story Contest: The Winners
    November 8, 2019

    The 2019 Veterans Story Contest invited past and current service members who live in South Dakota to submit their stories in written or video formats. The resulting entries were memorable.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Award-winning Author Brian Turner Leading Writing Workshop at Festival for Veterans who Enter Story Contest
    July 26, 2019

    Brian Turner has been, among other things, a DJ, an English teacher and a pickler, a bass guitar instructor and a soldier: he spent seven years in the Army, with deployments as an infantry team leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Veterans Story Contest Offers Prize Money, Professional Writing Workshop
    May 17, 2019

    Submissions are being accepted through Aug. 15 for the Veterans Story Contest, which is open to veterans or current service members of any branch of the United States military currently living in South Dakota.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Veterans Writing Prize Winner - 'A Prayer for Brian Bradley'
    November 10, 2017

    The winner of the second annual SDHC Veterans Writing Prize wrote his essay through tears, still shaken by a 30-year old trauma.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Robert Olen Butler's Vietnam
    September 18, 2017

    Robert Olen Butler’s military service in Vietnam informs much of his most recognized writing.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Tim O'Brien: 'Trust the Story'
    August 16, 2017

    In August of 1969, a year after leaving his home in Worthington, Minn. for basic training and life-threatening duty in war-torn Vietnam, Tim O’Brien was finally sent to the rear.

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

    The 2017 Festival will feature a strong lineup of Veteran authors and an opportunity for aspiring Veteran writers to show the professionals what they can do.

  9. 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.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Inaugural Veterans Writing Prize Seeks Submissions
    July 11, 2016

    The first Veterans Writing Prize will highlight the writings of South Dakota veterans and service members. A $1,000 cash prize is offered to the winning author.

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