October 2 at 5:30 PM – October 6 at 3:00 PM MDT
Deadwood, South Dakota
Hosted by South Dakota Humanities Council
The 17th annual South Dakota Festival of Books, Oct. 4-6, 2019 in Deadwood, will feature more than 60 presenting authors – including Heather Graham (“A Lethal Legacy”), Craig Johnson (“Land of Wolves”), Megan Phelps-Roper (“Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church”), Sean Sherman (“The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen”) and J. Ryan Stradal (“The Lager Queen of Minnesota”) – participating in readings, lectures, panel discussions and book signings. South Dakota’s premier annual literary event, the Festival also features more than 40 exhibitors and draws more than 5,000 session attendees, with an additional 5,000 students meeting children’s/YA authors and illustrators like Donald F. Montileaux (“Tatanka & Other Legends of the Lakota People”) via school visits throughout the Black Hills and other Young Readers activities Oct. 3 in Rapid City. Most Festival events are FREE, but for writing workshops and special events, you can buy your tickets here!