Blog

  1. July 23, 2021
    The goal of the South Dakota Humanities Council’s Brainstorming: The Human Connection, launched in July 2020, was to get people talking.
  2. July 10, 2021
    “The strength of a tree, the old ones say, comes not from growing thicker in the good years when there is water, but from staying alive in the bad, dry times.” - Joseph M. Marshall III, "The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History"
  3. June 23, 2021
    When her immersive non-fiction book Nomadland became a screenplay and a silver screen feature, journalist Jessica Bruder enjoyed an exponential increase in sales and word of mouth thanks to Hollywood.
  4. June 17, 2021
    A National Book Award finalist and the South Dakota Poet Laureate will showcase their poetic talents at the 2021 South Dakota Festival of Books.
  5. June 11, 2021
    The South Dakota Humanities Council is sponsoring a storytelling contest for veterans that will culminate with an awards ceremony at the South Dakota Festival of Books Oct. 1-3 in Deadwood.
  6. May 28, 2021
    Do you love books, and meeting fellow booklovers? How about chatting with your favorite authors?
  7. May 20, 2021
    In the 2021 One Book South Dakota selection, “The Children’s Blizzard,” author Melanie Benjamin offers a fictionalized take on the notorious storm that swept through Dakota Territory in January 1888. This summer and fall, she will discuss her novel and swap severe weather stories with readers across the state.
  8. May 2, 2021
    Tommy Orange, whose searing debut novel made him one of the most-discussed authors of the past two years, is coming to the 2021 South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood.
  9. April 16, 2021
    The South Dakota Humanities Council’s popular Voting: Why It Matters program has concluded, but the sessions remain available for viewing online.
  10. April 1, 2021
    Appropriately, the final panel discussion for Voting: Why It Matters will include two people who were elected to make South Dakota laws.