A Dakota State University department has been awarded a grant for humanities-based research and discussion programs to be launched in the coming months.  The DSU Department of English is receiving one of eight grants from the South Dakota Humanities Council. 

The DSU Department of English is receiving a $5720 grant for “South Dakota Writers Series”, which is a series of readings featuring poets and writers who are from, currently living in, or who spent a meaningful part of their careers in the state, and who have recently published significant work.  Writers will travel to Madison and offer two readings during a visit: the first will be on the campus of Dakota State University, and the second at the Madison Area Arts Council’s “Brick House”.  

The board of directors of the statewide non-profit, whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programs to South Dakotans, distributed 36-thousand dollars total at its latest board meeting for programs.  Successful applicants involve humanities professionals and include the humanities as a central focus of their program, event or research project.