Festival Friday

Friday Full of Festival Events

Festival full of events on Friday.

Festivalgoers pack Exhibitors’ Hall at the 2013 Festival in Deadwood

The South Dakota Festival of Books has a full scheduled, Friday, Sept. 26. See details below. All tickets can be purchased here.

10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Palisades I
Workshop – Writing for the Screen – Matthew Specktor and Diane Johnson discuss methods for screenwriting and share their experiences working on both movies and television series.
TICKET REQUIRED ($20)

10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Palisades II
Workshop – Building a Writing Group – Mary Woster Haug, Christine Stewart and Amber Jensen describe how their writing group functions, offer tips for forming an effective group and model responses to a writing sample.
TICKET REQUIRED ($20)

10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Palisades III
Workshop – The Craft of Writing for Children – Jean Patrick presents the fundamentals of writing for children, including craft, work habits and resources.
TICKET REQUIRED ($20)

10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Cascade
Workshop – A Memory that Sticks: A Recipe for Memoir – Rachael Hanel walks participants through the stages of writing an essay or collection of essays, starting with a strong visual memory or a favorite object.
TICKET REQUIRED ($20)

10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Siouxland Public Library, Meeting Room A
Workshop – Ten Days to Organized Writing – Judy Cook, director of the South Dakota Authors Association, and other SDAA members outline a process for keeping your writing on track.
TICKET REQUIRED ($15)

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Skyline
The State of the Humanities in Higher Education – Members of the Humanities Discipline Council lead a discussion of the role and health of the humanities in South Dakota’s post-secondary institutions.

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Lobby Area
SDPB Live Broadcast – Dakota Midday Book Club – Host Karl Gehrke interviews Festival authors on the air.

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Starlite
Literary Lunch – Hollywood and the Novel – Diane Johnson and Matthew Specktor discuss the unique process of adapting novels for the screen and the widely varied results.
TICKET REQUIRED ($20)

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Siouxland Public Library, Meeting Room A
Veterans’ Writing Group/Book Discussion – U.S. Marine Corps veteran Phil Klay, discusses his war experiences, his writing process and his book, Redeployment, with veterans as part of the “Standing Together” program offered through the National Endowment for the Humanities.

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Falls Room
Exhibitors’ Hall Open

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Starlite
Pitchapalooza – The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, select up to 20 writers from the audience to present a one-minute pitch for their books. They critique each pitch and select a winner, who receives an introduction to an appropriate agent or publisher.
ADMISSION REQUIRED TO PITCH – Purchase The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published ($16.99) and receive a 20-minute personal consultation with The Book Doctors. Observers attend free!

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Atrium
Early Bird Mass Book Signings

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Washington Pavilion, Mary W. Sommervold Hall
Young Readers Keynote Celebration – Stories Connect Us – Kate DiCamillo and Kevin Locke demonstrate the power of stories through words, music and dance. A book signing with all Young Readers authors follows.

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