Barbecue Friday with Curt’s Smoke House

Curt Blankenship smokes whole hog barbecue a fuel tank and built with a rotisserie inside. Learn about whole hog barbecue and enjoy a taste at SFA’s August 16 event in Memphis. Tickets are $12.

Souped: The Pinto Bean Story

SFA’s latest documentary film, “Souped: The Pinto Bean Story” explores the importance of soup beans through Kentucky Chef Ouita Michel and her mentor Freda Raglin.

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.

Barbecue Friday with Zach Parker

This barbecue Friday watch Joe York’s documentary short about Zach Parker, son of the late Ricky Parker, who now owns and operates Scott’s-Parker Bar-B-Q in Lexington, Tennessee.

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.