MAIN STREET SQUARE
526 Main Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

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THE GREAT AMERICAN
BOOK FESTIVAL

Located in the heart of downtown Rapid City, Main Street Square is home to year-round festivals and events attended by local residents as well as by tourists who come to the region in droves each year.  
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2019 GABfest 
Lit Stage Schedule
Join us in a celebration of the written word
GREAT AMERICAN BOOK FESTIVAL
Rapid City, South Dakota • Main Street Square
Saturday, May 11th - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Great American Book Festival is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization
Great American Book Festival P.O. Box 3362 Rapid City, SD 57709  •  Phone: (605)787-8452
10:00AM - 11:30AM *
CHILDREN'S BOOK READINGS
Lisa Anne Novelline,  Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops
Nelda LaTeef, Animal Village 
Ann & Martha Driscoll, Sammy the Seahorse
Anders Roseberg,  The Wondrous Wandering Acrobats Show
Shanalee Sharboneau, My Mama Loves Me
Carolyn Sloan, Welcome to the Symphony 
Jonathan Schork, More Tales from the Enchanted Wood
​Cat Michaels, Sweet T and the Turtle Team


11:10AM - 11:30AM *
READING WITH RAPID CITY RUSH
Rapid City Rush Hockey Coach, Dan Tetrault & NUGGET
Children’s Book Reading 


11:45AM - 12:15PM*
INTERACTIVE DANCE
Academy of Dance Arts invites audience participants to join them in an interactive literary-themed dance experience. 


12:30PM - 1:45PM *
TWEEN & TEEN BOOK READINGS
Kena Sosa, Kindertransport - A Child’s Journey 
M.J. Evans,  In the Heart of a Mustang
P.H.C. Marchesi, Shelby & Shauna Kitt 
Laurie Germaine, Tinsel in a Tangle
A.J. Reilly, The Askren Boys


2:00PM - 2:30PM*
EMERGING YOUNG AUTHORS 
AWARD PRESENTATION


2:45PM - 4:30PM* 
YOUNG ADULT & ADULT BOOK READINGS
Jacqui Letran, Unleash Your Inner Super Powers 
Sandra Rostirolla, Cecilia
Mackenzie Flohr, The Rite of Wands
Jenna Elizabeth Johnson, Legend of Oescienne
Tiffany Brooks, Reality Gold
Caytlyn Brooke, Wired
DG Lamb, Driven to the Hilt 
Gregory A. Fournier, The Richard Streicher Jr. Murder



*All times are approximate. Schedule is subject to change.