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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: It Started with a Conversation: Looking Back at a Year of Brainstorming
    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. thumbnail image for blog post: Joseph Marshall III Leads Tribal Track at 2021 Festival
    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. thumbnail image for blog post: South Dakota Humanities Council Announces American Rescue Plan Grant Opportunity
    July 1, 2021

    The South Dakota Humanities Council would like to extend a special invitation to non-profit humanities organizations and certain tax-exempt groups to apply for the American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant opportunity. SDHC has approximately $550,000 to award for requests up to $25,000.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: 'Nomadland' Author, Award-winning Historian among Notable Non-Fiction Authors for 2021 Festival of Books
    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.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Long Soldier, Stewart-Nunez Lead 2021 South Dakota Festival of Books Poetry Track
    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.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Announces 2021 Veterans Story Contest
    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.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Plains Helping Youth Learn Language, Literature via SDHC Grant
    June 5, 2021

    Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Plains in Brookings is conducting an SDHC grant-funded program this summer to help youth participants learn more about language, literature, diversity and inclusion.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Attention Book Lovers: Festival of Books Volunteers Needed
    May 28, 2021

    Do you love books, and meeting fellow booklovers? How about chatting with your favorite authors?

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: ‘The Children’s Blizzard’ Author Melanie Benjamin’s Virtual One Book Tour Dates Announced
    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.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Unveils New Scholar Guidelines, Programming Priorities
    May 14, 2021

    The South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau program is undergoing changes, including a new rolling deadline for scholar applications and new programming priorities.

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