PROGRAM: One Book South Dakota

Presented by:
South Dakota Humanities Council
Local Partner: Libraries, Other Subject: Literacy, Other, Varies Audience: All

Since 2003, the One Book South Dakota program has encouraged everyone across South Dakota to read and discuss the same novel or memoir throughout the course of a year. Community and book groups receive books on loan and can invite a scholar from the SDHC list to facilitate their discussion. Many times, a One Book South Dakota event will feature a variety of experiences that relate to the book. For example, a book discussion of Dan O’Brien’s “Buffalo for the Broken Heart” might also include a sampling of bison meat or a presentation by a local bison rancher. The program encourages an interactive and comprehensive discussion of the text as it relates to our everyday lives. The 2017 One Book selection is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal.

2017 One Book SD Tour

Tickets for J. Ryan Stradal’s 2017 Kitchens of the Great Midwest One Book Tour are available! Meet the award-winning author and enjoy a discussion about his hit debut novel. Stradal will make four stops on his One Book South Dakota Author Tour this summer and fall, leading up to his appearance at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books, Sept. 21-24 in Deadwood.

Read about the tour stops below and click here for tickets.

  • Sioux Falls – July 17

K Restaurant (401 E. 8th St. – South End of Boardwalk at 8th & RR Center)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Watertown – July 18

Charley’s Restaurant at the Goss Opera House (100 Kemp Ave.)
6 – 8 p.m.

  • Pierre – July 20

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center (920 W. Sioux Ave.)
6-8 p.m.