Alexis Meza: Artist and Activist

Alexis Meza is a visual artist and co-founder of the Kentucky Dream Coalition, a network that helps immigrant youth access higher education. She’ll be a featured presenter at the 2018 Summer Symposium.

Crystal Wilkinson addresses Land Promises

Crystal Wilkinson is the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College. She’ll present on land promises at the 2018 Summer Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky.

2018 Summer Symposium features poet Frank X Walker

Frank X Walker, a speaker at the 2018 Summer Symposium, is a professor at the University of Kentucky and a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. He is a former Kentucky Poet Laureate who has authored nine poetry collections, including his latest, Inkstains & Watermarks: New and Uncollected Poems.

Ronni Lundy and her Old Kentucky Home

Ronni Lundy has long chronicled the people of the hillbilly diaspora as a journalist and cookbook author. Hear her present on Beans and Buns and Other Kentucky Talismans at the Summer Symposium in Lexington.

Elizabeth Catte: Public Historian and Writer

Elizabeth Catte is a public historian, writer, and director of Passel, a socially-conscious historical consulting firm serving nonprofits and unions in Appalachia. She is also a presenter at SFA’s 2018 Summer Symposium in Lexington.

2018 Summer Symposium Bibliography

Get ready to read (and watch and listen). SFA’s event bibliography will help you prepare for the 2018 Summer Foodways Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky.