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Eastern Kentucky Chili Buns

Friday night’s Southern Symposium dinner featured chili buns. Read SFA’s oral history interviews about Eastern Kentucky chili buns to learn their story.

In These Fields: An Encore Performance

For the Friday night performance at SFA’s 2018 fall symposium, there will be an encore performance of In These Fields: A Folk Opera by Sam Gleaves and Silas House.

Jot ‘Em Down: Lexington on Film

This Greenhouse project shares a brief glimpse into the unique horse-racing culture found at the Jot ‘Em Down Store in Lexington, Kentucky, on Derby Day.

Exploring Lexington

If you’re unable to attend the 2018 Summer Symposium, we encourage you to visit Lexington another time. Use this Locals’ Guide to Lexington, curated for the SFA by Lora Smith and Samantha Fore, to find your way to interesting spots.

R.I.P, Donnie “Pen” Travis

Donnie “Pen” Travis, the farmer who was the center SFA’s Gravy podcast episode “A Migration Reversed” passed away in his sleep on June 1, 2018, at the age of 66.

Featured Contributor Naben Ruthnum

Author Naben Ruthnum wrote a feature in Gravy, and his piece was also a recent podcast episode. Read SFA’s interview with him.