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South Dakota Festival of Books

Each year thousands of people converge on the annual South Dakota Festival of Books, a weekend-long event that features more than 40 well-known authors participating in book signings, presentations, panel discussions, and readings. Author presentations are separated into six tracks: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s/young adult, history/tribal, and writer’s support.

The 2013 Festival featured large crowds, and we are expecting similar crowds at our 2014 Festival! We are so excited to have begun planning for the 12th annual South Dakota Festival of Books, to be held Sept. 26-28, 2014 in Sioux Falls. The Festival will commemorate the 125th anniversary of the state’s entry into the union. In honor of this important anniversary, several of the 50 presenters will reflect on South Dakota’s history and look toward its future.

Headlining the 2014 Festival will be acclaimed poet and essayist Kathleen Norris, author of "Dakota: A Spiritual Geography," the 2014 One Book North and South Dakota. Her keynote address will culminate a six-city tour on which she will sign books and discuss her work with readers around the state.

Several other exciting Festival presenters are already confirmed, including Newberry Award-winning children’s author Avi and internationally best-selling crime writer Karin Slaughter. As in previous years, presentations will cover a wide range of topics and genres, including six main tracks: fiction, non-fiction, history/tribal, poetry, children’s/young adult and writers’ support.

Watch this page for updates as this great event comes together!

Also, download our free Save the Date card here!

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