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South Dakota Festival of Books
'Bringing Readers and Writers Together'
Deadwood, Oct. 4-6, 2019
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If you've never attended a mystery conference or taken the opportunity to visit a book festival, I can't urge you strongly enough to get off your duff and come. Like the song says, "What good is sitting alone in your room?"
- Author William Kent Krueger

Thank you to our sponsors

2019 Festival Presenting Partners

$20,000+
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  3. National Endowment for the Humanities logo
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2019 Festival Presenting Partners

$10,000+
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2019 Festival Tribute Sponsors

$5,000+
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  2. Brass Family Foundation
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2019 Donors

$1,000+

Black Hills Power, Inc. | Tom & Sherry DeBoer | Dan & Arlene Kirby | Steve & Kathy Sanford | Jerry & Gail Simmons | Ann M. Smith | Harriet Svec | US Bank* | Margaret Cash Wegner 

*indicates Young Readers

2019 Donors

$500+

Scott & Linda Rausch | Craig & Della Tschetter | Christine Wevik  

*indicates Young Readers

More About the South Dakota Festival of Books

The South Dakota Festival of Books has featured a number of famous authors over its 17-year history, including fiction authors Jane Smiley, Louise Erdrich, William Kent Krueger, and Tim O'Brien; children's authors Gene Luen Yang and Kate DiCamillo; and many more. The event is run by the South Dakota Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit whose sole purpose is to provide humanities programs for South Dakotans. As well as writing in various genres such as non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, Festival of Books authors explore various humanities disciplines including history, language, literature and much more.

2019 Friends of SDHC

Fran Alberty | Katherine Amundson | Drs. Marilyn & David Aronson | Steve & Benda Berseth | Darla Biel | Black Hills Writers Group | Verna K. Boyd* | Bonnie Busdicker | Marian Cramer | Suzanne DeBoom | Edward Jones Investments | Sheryl Faber | Barbara & Van Fishback | Bette J. Gerberding | Alden Gillings* | Istvan Gombocz | Catherine Heinemann | Patrick Hicks | Joseph Hockett | Alan & Brenda Hodgson | Edward & Joan Hogan* | Larry & Mary Holland | Jerome Holtzman | Sandy Jerstad | Debra L. Johnson | Dr. James & Ardis Johnson | Janet Hovey Johnson | Robert Karlen | Ruth Ann Karlen | Kelly Kirk | Ardelle Kleinsasser | Nancy Tystad Koupal | Marilyn Kratz | Jay & Kathy Larsen | Renae Lehman | Nora & Verlyn Lindell | Chuck Lorden | Ann Lundberg | Kathy McClemans | Susan A. McIntosh | Dr. Jim McKeown | Judith & Mark Meierhenry | Tom & Jean Nicholson* | Donna Nix | Sharon Olbertson | Alan Perry | Tad & Carolyn Perry | Carolyn & Jerry Prentice | Eric & Ruth Raveling | Dr. & Mrs. Ron Reed | Whitney A. Rencountre II | Jo Ann Sckerl | Joyce Skelton | Sally J. Southwick | Deanna Stands | Margaret E. Stout | Faith Sullivan | Marlys R. Thoms | Ardith Tofteland | Kathy Villa | Marthetta Watson | Dick & Arlene Wells | Stuart Wenzel | Rich & Jennifer Widman | Wiley Family Trust | Geoffrey & Mary Noyes Wold | Rose Ross Zediker

*indicates Young Readers

2019 South Dakota Festival of Books begins in...

18
Days
5
Hours
34
Minutes
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