literature

In the Moment Arts & Entertainment: June 15-21

Jun 21, 2019
SDPB

We hear from SD Poet Laureate Lee Ann Roripaugh and her successor, Christine Stewart. Laura Zabel discusses "Creative People Power." Ruthie Foster plays us a moving tune. Randy Berger reminds us of our relationship with art. Kent Nerburn talks about the creative process.

Outgoing And Incoming SD Humanities Leaders

Dec 14, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... December 14, 2018 Show 480 Hour 1

Since 2007, Sherry DeBoer has been at the helm of the South Dakota Humanities Council as Executive Director. DeBoer has played a pivotal role in promoting reading and literature across the state.

As her tenure comes to an end this month, the Humanities Council welcomes Ann Volin as its new Executive Director. Volin is the former director of the Aylward-Dunn Learning Center at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. She returns to Brookings where she grew up and later attended South Dakota State University.

What is America's best loved novel? South Dakota Public Broadcasting and PBS bring you The Great American Read. The choices have been narrowed down to a list of 100 fiction books, and you can find the list and vote for your favorite here. Vote daily and tune in throughout the summer to In The Moment as we discuss books and all their many wonders. 

SDPB's Jackie Hendry took a look at the list to tell us about one of her best loved novels:

Annual Statewide Poetry Contest Deadline December 1st

Nov 23, 2016
SD State Poetry Society

The state poetry society is holding its annual contest. Writers across South Dakota are encouraged to submit.  The South Dakota State Poetry Society was founded in 1927.  It includes a range of writers and poets from across the state.  

Brad Soule  is a retired physician who now manages the annual poetry contest.

Denice Turner teaches at Black Hills State University. Her book "Worthy" was chosen as a Dakota Midday Book Club selection.

"Worthy" is a memoir. In it the author searches for truth after her mother's mysterious death in a fire. Denice Turner joins Dakota Midday to talk about a writer's challenge to craft herself into a character, the struggle to find an authentic sense of self worth, and the joys (and occasional despair) of parenting.

Full interview with Denice Turner:

Jason McEntee facilitates the Literature and Medicine Program at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center. As they wrap up another session, McEntee (Associate Professor and head of the English department at SDSU) joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to explore the intersection between war, literature, and the healing professions. 

When asked about reading recommendations, McEntee gave these: