The South Dakota Humanities Council created the South Dakota Festival of Books to unite readers and writers with presentations, autograph sessions, poetry readings and more. Now in its 15th year, the Festival of Books is the state’s premier literary event, having featured authors such as National Book Award winners Louise Erdrich and Michael Dirda, former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, and Newbery Medal-winning children’s author Kate DiCamillo. The event is held annually on alternating sides of the state.
From an iconic war writer to a quirky “foodie” author, the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books is packed with literary goodies. Confirmed authors for the South Dakota Humanities Council’s signature event September 21-24 in Deadwood and Rapid City include Tim O’Brien, Genieve Abdo, J. Ryan Stradal and illustrator Chris Van Dusen. The annual South Dakota Festival of Books unites thousands of readers and writers for book discussions, autograph sessions and more.
For more information on the event, visit the schedule page.