We Are South Dakota Humanities

We celebrate literature – promote civil conversation – and tell the stories that define our state

South Dakota Humanities Programs

Founded in 1972 by the hard work of fellow South Dakotans, the South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota.
Celebrating 50 Years of South Dakota Humanities Programming
1972 – 2022

Festival of Books

The annual South Dakota Festival of Books is South Dakota’s premier literary event, featuring more than 60 distinguished authors, scholars, and publishing representatives participating in panels, workshops, and readings. Festival events not only encourage appreciation for the literary arts, but also foster civil conversation about contemporary, cultural, and historical events in our state and nation.

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South Dakota Humanities Council
1215 Trail Ridge Road, Suite A
Brookings, SD 57006
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