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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: From Nebraska Beauty Pageant Queen to the New York Times Bestseller List: Learn All About Festival Author Tosca Lee
    August 9, 2019

    New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee has an arc to her life that may even rival some of the characters in her novels.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Supports Another National Poet Laureate Appearance in SD
    August 5, 2019

    The South Dakota Humanities Council is again helping to bring a U.S. Poet Laureate to South Dakota.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Award-winning Author Brian Turner Leading Writing Workshop at Festival for Veterans who Enter Story Contest
    July 26, 2019

    Brian Turner has been, among other things, a DJ, an English teacher and a pickler, a bass guitar instructor and a soldier: he spent seven years in the Army, with deployments as an infantry team leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Acclaimed Romance, Mystery Author Graham Making Deadwood Debut
    July 19, 2019

    Not only is bestselling author Heather Graham visiting Deadwood for the first time this October, but she’s also a “combatant” in a shootout staged by Deadwood Alive and hosted in conjunction with the South Dakota Festival of Books.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: SDSU’s Stewart Named State Poet Laureate, to Lead Poetry Track at 2019 Festival of Books
    July 2, 2019

    The state’s new poet laureate is familiar to fans of both the South Dakota Humanities Council and the annual South Dakota Festival of Books.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Craig Johnson Returns to South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood Oct. 5
    June 25, 2019

    Craig Johnson, the author of 14 full-length novels and three short stories in the popular Walt Longmire mystery series, will be a featured author at the Festival of Books for the first time in nearly four years.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: $36,000 in Humanities Grants Awarded by South Dakota Humanities Council Board
    June 19, 2019

    The South Dakota Humanities Council board of directors has awarded $36,000 to various organizations for 2019 humanities programs and events in South Dakota.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: ‘Reaching Hands Across the Chasm’: Nerburn Journals One Book Adventures Across South Dakota
    June 9, 2019

    As could be expected from an author who writes books based on his experiences, Kent Nerburn has taken careful notes during his 2019 One Book South Dakota Tour, which began in Watertown June 4.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Announces 'I Learned to Read At' Storytelling Program
    May 31, 2019

    The South Dakota Humanities Council has created a new program called “I Learned to Read at…” in which our constituents share their first literary steps along with a donation in the amount of their choosing.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: One Book Author Nerburn Touring South Dakota June 4-15
    May 22, 2019

    Though he won’t be sitting next to Fatback in the back seat of Grover’s beat-up old Buick as he tours South Dakota this summer, Kent Nerburn’s 2019 One Book Tour does bear similarities to the journey that led him to write “Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder.”

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