Events
 

2015

Special Events

 
2015 Presenting Partners
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015 Tribute Sponsors
 
 
 
 
 
Gerry Berger Law
 
 
 
 
 
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All events take place in Deadwood unless otherwise indicated.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23

Keystone, 6:30-8:00 – Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Carver’s Café, 13000 S. Dakota 244, – Love Letters from Mount Rushmore – Richard Cerasani (Caine)

Rapid City, 7:00-9:00 - Dahl Arts Center, 713 7th St. – Pillow Talk with Women Behaving Badly – Brittany Gibbons & Stacey Agdern

 

THURSDAY, Sept. 24

Rapid City, 4:30-5:30 – Dahl Arts Center, 713 7th St. – Young Readers One Book Keynote: Reading Is Super-Galactic with Stink! – Megan McDonald

Deadwood, 5:00-6:30 – Deadwood Public Library, 435 Williams St. - Women Behaving Badly Among the Books – Brittany Gibbons & Stacey Agdern in conversation with Marilyn Johnson

Lead, 6:30-9:00 – Historic Homestake Opera House, 313 W. Main St. – Festival Fundraiser & Author Reception - TICKET REQUIRED ($50)

 

FRIDAY, Sept. 25

10:00-12:00 – Deadwood Mountain Grand, Prospector Room – (Workshop) Writing and The Wheel of the Year – Linda Hasselstrom– TICKET REQUIRED ($20)

10:00-12:00 – Deadwood Mountain Grand, Hotel Conference Room – (Workshop) Flash Fiction: Writing the Short Short Story – John Dufresne- TICKET REQUIRED ($20)

10:00-12:00 – Deadwood Public Library, Main Floor – (Workshop) Life-Writing: Emotion On and Off the Page – Denice Turner - TICKET REQUIRED ($20)

10:00-12:00 – Deadwood Public Library, Downstairs – (Workshop) Boot Camp for Budding Illustrators – Ashley Wolff - TICKET REQUIRED ($20)

10:00-2:00 – Franklin Hotel, Emerald Room – (Workshop) Writing Poetry – Lee Ann Roripaugh - TICKET REQUIRED ($20)

11:00-12:00 – Deadwood Mountain Grand, Bill’s Backstage Bar – SDPB Live Broadcast – Dakota Midday Book Club with Festival Authors Richard Etulain, James McLaird, Brittany Gibbons, Faith Sullivan & Ron Capps.

1:00 – Deadwood Mountain Grand, Event Center - Exhibitors’ Hall opens

1:30 – 3:00 - Deadwood Mountain Grand, Event Center – Pitchapalooza – The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, select up to 20 writers from the audience to present a one-minute pitch for their books. They critique each pitch and select a winner, who receives an introduction to an appropriate agent or publisher. ADMISSION REQUIRED TO PITCH – Purchase The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published ($16.99) and receive a 20-minute personal consultation with The Book Doctors. Observers attend free!

1:30-1:45 – Downtown Deadwood – Ink-Slinger Shootout – William Kent Krueger, Sandra Brannan & Deadwood Alive

2:00-3:30 – Bill & Jo Walsh Home, 36 Lincoln St. – Author Tea & Historic Home Tour – Pete Dexter, Pamela Smith Hill & Ann Weisgarber – Participants are invited to wear their favorite hats. TICKET REQUIRED ($100)

3:00-3:15 – Downtown Deadwood – Ink-Slinger Shootout – William Kent Krueger, Sandra Brannan & Deadwood Alive

3:30-4:30 – Deadwood Mountain Grand, Event Center – Early Bird Mass Book Signing

4:30-5:30 – Deadwood Mountain Grand, Event Center – Young Readers One Book Keynote: Reading Is Super-Galactic with Stink! – Megan McDonald

5:30 – Deadwood Mountain Grand, Event Center - Exhibitors’ Hall closes

5:30-7:15 – Martin & Mason Hotel, 1898 Grand Ballroom – Authors, Appetizers & Apertifs – Lin Enger, Pam Houston, Susan Power - TICKET REQUIRED ($35)

7:30-9:00 – Deadwood Mountain Grand, Event Center – Opening Keynote: Can’t Get There from Here? Seriously? My Path to Authorship – Garth Stein

7:30-9:00 – Deadwood Mountain Grand, Prospector Room - Open Mic - South Dakota State Poetry Society

 

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