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"We’re all about bringing readers and writers together, no matter where they are! This year, meet your favorite authors online at our Virtual 2020 Festival!"
- Festival Director Jennifer Widman

Thank you to our sponsors

2020 Festival Presenting Partners

$20,000+
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2020 Festival Presenting Partners

$15,000+
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2020 Festival Presenting Partners

$10,000+
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2020 Festival Tribute Sponsors

$7,500+
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2020 Festival Tribute Sponsors

$5,000+
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  5. South Dakota Public Broadcasting logo

2020 Donors

$1,000+

Books-A-Million | Tom & Sherry DeBoer In Memory of Dolores Larson | Harriet & Harvey Svec | U.S. Bank | Washington Pavilion | Margaret Cash Wegner

2020 Donors

$500+

Ann M. Smith | Craig & Della Tschetter | Robert Weisgarber

More About the South Dakota Festival of Books

The South Dakota Festival of Books has featured a number of famous authors over its 18-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; non-fiction authors Timothy Egan and Megan Phelps-Roper, 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.

2020 Friends of SDHC

Joyce Arneson | Martha Baker | Benda L. Berseth | Bobbie Bohlen | Donna Burns | Howard Burns | Paul & Mary Ellen Connelly Charitable Fund of the SFACF | Kim Dahl | Rebecca K. Ellis | Lewayne M. Erickson | Sheryl Faber | Mary Fiedler| Barbara Fishback | Larry & Mary Holland| Lynn Hublou | Carol M. Huether | Elizabeth A. Hustad | Joanne Jacobsen | Debra Johnson | Janet Johnson | Bill & Ruth Jones Charitable Fund | Larry & Jo Kallemeyn | Linda Kottke | Sally Kulm | Joyce Lampson | Jay & Kathy Larsen | Dennis Larson | Arlene Lefler | Renae Lehman | Kathy Leischner | Norma Linn | Dr. Jack Lyons | Guy & Kathy Mackner | Traci L. McClellan-Sorell | Jim & Connie McKnight | Ann & Larry McPherson | Jay & Beverly Mickelson | Jim & Jody Moritz | Allison Morley | Ann Morrow | Jean & Tom Nicholson | Sharon Olbertson | Jean Patrick | Estelle Pearson | Frank Pommersheim | Prairie Striders Running Club | Linda Rasmussen | Eric Raveling | Red Bird Studio/Betsey DeLoache | Thea Miller Ryan | Angela Sandridge | Sanford School of Medicine, USD | Sharon Schramm | Orv & Charlotte Smidt | Faith Sullivan | Sally Roesch Wagner | Peg Walloch | Lynne Warnke | Lois S. Wells | Rich & Jennifer Widman | Clyde V. Williams | Rose Ross Zediker

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