Clay Risen & Fawn Weaver Talk Whiskey and Credit

Watch Clay Risen and Fawn Weaver discuss the story of Nearest Green, the black man who taught Jack Daniels to distill whiskey. This presentation, Whiskey and Credit, is from the 2018 Winter Symposium.

Moni Basu: Can narratives effect change?

Moni Basu writes for CNN and teaches in the MFA program in Narrative Nonfiction at the University of Georgia. At SFA’s Winter Symposium she reflected on the power of stories.

Ralph Eubanks, Tom Ward, and Still Hungry in America

At the 2018 Winter Symposium, Ralph Eubanks and Tom Ward had a conversation about SFA’s re-release of Still Hungry in America. Watch Eubanks and Ward discuss the book, and the lingering importance of these images for conversations about modern poverty and food justice.

Rosalind Bentley and Radical Hospitality

Rosalind Bentley shared the story of her Aunt Lucy, a hostess of the civil rights movement in Albany, Georgia. Watch her presentation at the Winter symposium.

Monday Music by La Victoria

La Victoria opened the Winter Symposium with a concert that included several corridos. Watch them here, if you were not able to enjoy them in Birmingham.

2018 Smith Symposium Fellow: Illiana Rocha

Iliana Rocha earned her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma and lives with her three chihuahuas Nilla, Beans, and Migo.

Live stream the Winter Symposium

The 2018 Winter Symposium will be live streamed on Saturday, but you should follow these directions on Wednesday from 11-2 p.m. CT to test the link.