Events You Won't Want to Miss

We have exciting things planned for Thursday, so come early!!

Take a tour of the history of prostitution in Deadwood at the The Brothel Museum.

Walk through one of Deadwood’s houses of prostitution, an industry that operated illegally in the city from 1876 until 1980, when a raid by federal agents finally closed them for good.

Visitors will be transported through this 104-year story with a guided tour of the rooms at 610 Main Street, the original site of the Shasta Rooms brothel. The rooms are curated with a variety of period appropriate furnishings.

Limited to 12 people each tour and no one under the age of 16.

Times: 10:00 and 11:00, we need 12 people total for each tour.

Tickets: $16.00 plus ticket company fees.

Location: 610 Main Street, green door is the entrance. There are 23 steps to reach the second floor so please be aware there is no elevator in this historic building.

610 Main Street
Deadwood, SD 57732


Thursday Learning Day

Where: Mineral Palace Hotel and Gaming, conference room 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Format: Learning sessions for authors and readers.

Tickets: FREE to attend but you must register ahead of time using the ticket button below to ensure your spot. We have limited space and need to know how many are attending for handouts or other materials.  

Molly Rebecca Barari

Molly Barari is a professional writer living in Rapid City, SD, who has been published in several regional publications, including Black Hills Faces, Black Hills Woman, Black Hills Lifestyle, Black Hills Boomer, Siouxland Woman, Motor Market, Unveiled, and the Rapid City Journal. She has been teaching creative life story writing workshops at various venues since 2016, including the Aging Gracefully Expo and the South Dakota Festival of Books. Molly is also a South Dakota Humanities Scholar and leads community discussions on the One Book South Dakota. When she’s not writing or teaching, she loves exploring the Black Hills and watching classic horror films.


Oral storytelling is common in every culture, but recording our cherished life memories onto paper is essential for preserving these stories. Writing your life stories is not only therapeutic, but it is an heirloom for your family and friends. This creative writing workshop is meant to inspire nonfiction and fiction writers alike. It will provide the opportunity for participants to pen their life memories through sensory detail and emotional exploration. For fiction writers, we’ll also take time to explore how real life memories and events can influence your stories. Please come to the workshop ready to do some writing. Bring a notebook, pen/pencil, and an open mind.

Linda Rae Sande 

Linda Rae Sande

In today’s publishing world, an author is also an entrepreneur. Here are the how-tos! We’ll discuss the business of being an author and cover tracking expenses and royalties, backing up data, creating media kits, setting up your author database of information, acquiring reviews and publishing. Then comes the promotional tasks—creating your website, blog, and newsletter, and using low-cost sites to aid in getting you discovered—and finally, protecting your work! All will be revealed in this fast-paced course. Hand-outs will be provided.

Suzan Tisdale

USA Today Bestselling Author, storyteller and cheeky wench, SUZAN TISDALE lives in the Midwest with her verra handsome carpenter husband. Suzan writes Scottish historical romance/fiction, with honorable and perfectly imperfect heroes and strong, feisty heroines. And bad guys she kills off in delightfully wicked ways.

Class: “HOW TO WRITE GOODER” –  Improving your craft and character development.

Thank you to our Learning Day Sponsors!! 

Thursday Meet-and-Greet

Where: Jakes, The Midnight Star, 677 Main Street
Format: Cash bar with light appetizers

Cost: this is free to attend. Please register for a ticket so that we can plan for how many will attend. Space is limited. 
6:30 – 7 PM, Authors Only – meet each other and pick up your neck wallets, tickets, schedules, etc. Receive last-minute instructions/changes, and open question forum with the Hosts
7 – 9 PM, Readers, Cover Models, Author Assistants, Vendors, and Sponsors will join the authors

Be sure to try their signature drink, The Midnight Star.

Thank you to our Meet and Greet Sponsors!!

No refund on tickets. 

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