MAIN STREET SQUARE
526 Main Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Book Festival Hours: 
Saturday 9:00 am  to 5:00 pm
THE GREAT AMERICAN
BOOK FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 2nd
Great American Book Festival P.O. Box 3362 Rapid City, SD 57709  •  Phone: (605) 923-8GAB (605) 923-8422
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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2017 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 12th, 2018, 9AM to 5PM
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
9:30AM 
Poetry Reading
JJ James Janis, Musings by JJ

9:45AM - 11:00AM 
Children’s Book Readings
Hiba Masood, Drummer Girl
Carmela Dutra,  Little Katie Goes to the Moon
Nadya Ruvinsky, The Green Children
CF Crawford,  Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers
Molly & Gary Whitney, Thistle Downe
Christina M. Pagés, Lucy in her Secret Wood
M.J. Evans, The Stone of Mercy

11:15AM - 11:30AM
Interactive Dance 
Academy of Dance Arts invites audience participants to join them in an engaging interactive dance experience.  

11:45AM - 1:15PM 
Tween/Teen Book Readings
C.M. Huddleston, Greg’s Second Adventure in Time
K.S. Jones, Black Lightning
Sheila Slavich, Jumpin’ the Rails!
Stephan von Clinkerhoffen, Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham
Paul Haddad, Skinny White Freak
Jacqui Letran, 5 Simple Questions to Reclaim Your Happiness! 
Danielle Vann, The Whizbang Machine

1:30PM - 2:00PM
Author & Actor, Gary Schwartz
Gary Schwartz, author, and the voice of Zoobilee Zoo’s Bravo Fox, as well as several video game characters, including Heavy Weapons Guy and Demoman, will read from his book, The King of Average, and will offer interactive theatre games including audience participation.

2:15PM - 3:00PM 
YA & Adult Book Readings
Patricia Reding , Ephemeral and Fleeting 
K. B. Hoyle, Criminal 
Caytlyn Brooke, Dark Flowers  

3:15PM - 3:45PM
St. Thomas More Jazz Band Performance

4:00PM - 5:00PM 
YA & Adult book Readings continued
Luke T. Harrington, Ophelia, Alive
Natalie Allison, A Shift Toward Prey
Mukuka Chipanta , A Casualty of Power
John Hanc, Walter’s Way

We are currently working on programming for the 2018 Book Festival.  
You May View Last Year's Schedule Below...