Noted author James Still, a resident of Knott County for more than 70 years, died April 28, 2001. In recognition of the 10th anniversary of his death, a celebration will be held Saturday, April 30, in the May Stone Building at Hindman Settlement School. The celebration is co-sponsored by Hindman Settlement School and WMMT FM 88.7 Mountain Community Radio, a nonprofit public radio station affiliated with Appalshop in Whitesburg.
The highlight of the celebration will be the official release of James Still’s final novel, Chinaberry, edited by Silas House. In honor of Still’s life and work, WMMT, in collaboration with the Appalshop Archives, will re-release June Apple Recordings’ Heritage: James Still & Randy Wilson. For the first time these recordings will be available on CD.
James Still’s friends and admirers are invited to attend the celebration. Those planning to attend should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 606-785-5475.
Funding for this event is provided by The National Endowment for the Arts and The Appalshop Production and Education Fund.