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Several authors will be speaking on the Black Hills State University campus Sept. 27-28 as a part of the South Dakota Festival of Books.

Five authors will speak at BHSU, including Kristin Donnan who will present Thursday, Sept. 27, in a reading methods class in Jonas Hall room 202 from 2:15-3 p.m.

Susan Power will present Thursday, Sept. 27, in Indians in Film and Media in Jonas Hall room 107 from 5-6 p.m. Also, Friday, Sept. 28, Power will present in American Indian Art History in Jonas Hall room 107 from 9-10 a.m.

Marcia Mitchell will present in a social problems class Thursday, Sept. 27, in Jonas Hall room 304 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Katrina Kittel will present in a social problems class Friday, Sept. 28, in Jonas Hall room 304, from 9-10 a.m.

Also on campus will be Craig Johnson, who will speak to Kent Meyers’ writing composition classes at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and Carolyn Conahan, who will be working with the art department Thursday, Sept. 27.

The South Dakota Festival of Books is an exceptional annual literary event. This year the festival will be held in Deadwood Sept. 28-30. One of Black Hills State University’s own will present at the festival. Kent Meyers, associate humanities professor and writer-in-residence at BHSU, will speak Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, main floor, in Deadwood. There will be an information booth at the Deadwood Pavilion; other venues include the Silverado, the Lead-Deadwood Elementary School, the Adams Museum, Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and the Golden Hills Resort in Lead. A full schedule of events is available at http://sdhc.sdstate.org/festival/schedule.html/.

This will be the Fifth Annual South Dakota Festival of Books presented by the South Dakota Humanities Council, which is the home of the South Dakota Center for the Book. All events are open to the public at no cost, except the Literary Feast, which is $20 per person.