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Posts with Category: Festival of Books

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Author Craig Volk to Discuss 'A Dust Bowl Book of Days, 1932' at 2020 Festival
    July 8, 2020

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president in a landslide in 1932. Dust storms were on the rise; 14 were reported across the country, and the number would double in the following year. World War I veterans marched on Washington, D.C., demanding back pay and pensions to help survive the growing Depression.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: 2020 Festival Author Melanie Benjamin: ‘Leave Room for Imagination’
    June 28, 2020

    Melanie Benjamin was a struggling author when a chance encounter changed the direction of her writing career. Her first two novels of contemporary fiction weren’t selling, so to take her mind off her troubles, she visited a Chicago art museum that was hosting an exhibition of Lewis Carroll’s photography.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Announces 2020 Veterans Story Contest
    June 19, 2020

    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. 2-4 in Brookings.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Speakers Bureau Programs Now Available Virtually
    June 14, 2020

    We previously announced our pivot to virtual book club discussions; now, our Speakers Bureau events will be held online as well.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: The Humanities, Harper Lee, and Fighting Injustice with Literature
    June 5, 2020

    When we look to cure our physical ailments, we turn to science — especially now, when a vaccine is needed to stem a pandemic.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Achieving First-Rate Intelligence: Teachings of the 2020 One Book SD
    May 29, 2020

    Throughout the history of the One Book program, the South Dakota Humanities Council has selected books that propel our mission, helping us create a more well-read and, by extension, more engaged and thoughtful state of South Dakota.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Encourages Applicants to Apply for CARES Grants Soon
    May 17, 2020

    The South Dakota Humanities Council has long been a resource for cultural institutions, readers, writers, aspiring humanities scholars — people who are dedicated to exploring the human adventure in our state.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Young Readers One Book Arrives at SDHC Office
    May 8, 2020

    Attention young readers in South Dakota: Get ready for Bink and Gollie!

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: 12 Ways the Humanities Can Improve Your Life and Help You Thrive During Quarantine
    April 28, 2020

    Struggling during quarantine? The humanities can improve your life in innumerable ways. Here are 12.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Exploring Humanities with the 2020 SDHC Program Catalog
    April 23, 2020

    The 2020 Program Catalog is now available for download.

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