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Keynote Address & Feast

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Make plans to join us for the Jim Wayne Miller/James Still Keynote Address on Friday, July 26 in the Mike Mullins Cultural Heritage Center on the historic campus of Hindman Settlement School. 
This year’s keynote will be delivered by Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina and a self-described “feminist, working class storyteller, Southern expatriate, and sometime poet.”
Prior to the keynote, our Appalachian Writers’ Workshop Chef-in-Residence Kristin Smith will preparing a Kentucky Proud dinner honoring and reflecting the work of Ms. Allison.
Tickets are $25 for dinner and are limited since they also include admission to hear Ms. Allison’s keynote address. 
 
In addition, a book sale and book signing reception will follow. Please get your tickets now, before they’re sold out. This is one event you do not want to miss!
More on Kristin: Kristin M. Smith is a farmer and chef from Williamsburg. She discovered her passion for communicating with honest, thoughtful, engaging food while living and working in rural China. She returned home to take over her family’s sixth-generation cattle farm, Faulkner Bent Farm, in 2009 and has been living and working in Appalachia ever since. After several years running a burger and taco tent at the local farmers’ market, Smith transitioned to become an owner and the executive chef at the Wrigley Taproom and Eatery in Corbin — a farm-to-table Appalachian restaurant that works with area farmers to create a sustainable, supportive economy for local foodways. When Smith isn’t chasing cattle or sharing a pumpkin pie with her prize sow, Reba Bacontire, you can find her creating a joy-filled, hospitable atmosphere at the Wrigley or traveling through Appalachia from diner to diner, looking for her next favorite food adventure.