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Honoring the past, improving the present, and planning for the future of central Appalachia.

Since our founding in 1902, Hindman Settlement School has evolved to meet the changing needs of the region. The Settlement’s work today includes education and service programs that address the critical needs of youth and families while promoting the rich traditional arts of Appalachia.

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In commemoration of those who came before us, Hindman Settlement School will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. We look forward to serving you when our offices re-open on Tuesday, May 28 at 8am.

In commemoration of those who came before us, Hindman Settlement School will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. We look forward to serving you when our offices re-open on Tuesday, May 28 at 8am. See MoreSee Less

Hindman Settlement Schools Pick & Bow Mountain Music Education Program will be accepting a small group of fiddle, banjo, ukulele, mountain dulcimer, and guitar students for summer music lessons! 

Students in grades 4 through 12 in Knott, Floyd, and Perry County are eligible to participate. Lessons take place on Thursdays from 5-6pm at Hindman Settlement School beginning May 30th.

Sign up soon at https://bit.ly/3QVZALz! Space is limited!

Hindman Settlement School’s Pick & Bow Mountain Music Education Program will be accepting a small group of fiddle, banjo, ukulele, mountain dulcimer, and guitar students for summer music lessons!

Students in grades 4 through 12 in Knott, Floyd, and Perry County are eligible to participate. Lessons take place on Thursdays from 5-6pm at Hindman Settlement School beginning May 30th.

Sign up soon at bit.ly/3QVZALz! Space is limited!
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Calling all current high school creatives! Come join us for a week of creative writing, art, and fun with other students from across the region. June 23-28. The June 1 deadline to register for Ironwood is quickly approaching! Scholarships are available!

Learn more at hindman.org/ironwood!

Calling all current high school creatives! Come join us for a week of creative writing, art, and fun with other students from across the region. June 23-28. The June 1 deadline to register for Ironwood is quickly approaching! Scholarships are available!

Learn more at hindman.org/ironwood!
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Calling all current high school creatives! Come join us for a week of creative writing, art, and fun with other students from across the region. June 23-28. The June 1 deadline to register for Ironwood is quickly approaching! Scholarships are available!

Learn more at hindman.org/ironwood!

Calling all current high school creatives! Come join us for a week of creative writing, art, and fun with other students from across the region. June 23-28. The June 1 deadline to register for Ironwood is quickly approaching! Scholarships are available!

Learn more at hindman.org/ironwood!
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Joah’s initial reaction to enrolling in our dyslexia after-school tutoring program started as you might expect: frustration with reading and the challenges he was facing in overcoming those barriers. 

His connection–and eventual friendship–with his tutor Joe, one of our ReadingCorps members, took their weekly sessions in a different direction. Through mutual respect and shared laughs, Joah’s frustrations began to subside and he was able to see just exactly what he was able to accomplish when he focused his efforts.

Learn more in todays blog at https://bit.ly/3WrlnOG! 

AmeriCorps | Serve Kentucky

Joah’s initial reaction to enrolling in our dyslexia after-school tutoring program started as you might expect: frustration with reading and the challenges he was facing in overcoming those barriers.

His connection–and eventual friendship–with his tutor Joe, one of our ReadingCorps members, took their weekly sessions in a different direction. Through mutual respect and shared laughs, Joah’s frustrations began to subside and he was able to see just exactly what he was able to accomplish when he focused his efforts.

Learn more in today’s blog at bit.ly/3WrlnOG!

AmeriCorps | Serve Kentucky
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⌛ The deadline to apply for the Appalachian Writers Workshop is nearly here! ⌛

Apply by 11:59pm on May 1, 2024 for the opportunity to join us at the Forks of Troublesome Creek four our 47th annual gathering. Full details at www.Hindman.org/workshop!

⌛ The deadline to apply for the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop is nearly here! ⌛

Apply by 11:59pm on May 1, 2024 for the opportunity to join us at the Forks of Troublesome Creek four our 47th annual gathering. Full details at www.Hindman.org/workshop!
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Our next class through The Makery begins in one week! Join Halle Hill for Gross: Writing from the Body beginning on May 4th! 

Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/3Id7WcU!

Our next class through The Makery begins in one week! Join Halle Hill for "Gross: Writing from the Body beginning on May 4th!

Learn more and register at bit.ly/3Id7WcU!
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Its never too early to begin making plans for fall! Be sure to save the date for our next Troublesome Creek Writers Retreat from November 1-3, 2024. We are thrilled to have Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle facilitate this gathering.

This relaxing weekend offers the opportunity to write, read, and fellowship away from the hustle of everyday life. An extremely limited number of spaces are available. Register today at Hindman.org!

It’s never too early to begin making plans for fall! Be sure to save the date for our next Troublesome Creek Writers Retreat from November 1-3, 2024. We are thrilled to have Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle facilitate this gathering.

This relaxing weekend offers the opportunity to write, read, and fellowship away from the hustle of everyday life. An extremely limited number of spaces are available. Register today at Hindman.org!
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📢 📢 REGISTER TODAY TO BEGIN PROSING YOUR WAY THROUGH POETRY! 📢 📢

The prose poem as we know it today was “invented” as a type of subversive activity: to escape the rules of strict meter and rhyme that defined most poetry in the 19th century. Today the prose poem, while not broken into lines of verse, uses other techniques unique to poetry such as image, metaphor, and sound. This generative workshop, conducted over three weekly Zoom class periods, will allow us to explore and experiment in writing prose poems and other forms that are constructed using blocks of prose, such as the haibun. The three live class periods will be supplemented with asynchronous readings, lectures, and exercises. Suitable for all writers, these classes can strengthen our skills as a poet, memoirist, and/or storyteller. 

Class begins June 1! Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/3IbjQDR!

📢 📢 REGISTER TODAY TO BEGIN PROSING YOUR WAY THROUGH POETRY! 📢 📢

The prose poem as we know it today was “invented” as a type of subversive activity: to escape the rules of strict meter and rhyme that defined most poetry in the 19th century. Today the prose poem, while not broken into lines of verse, uses other techniques unique to poetry such as image, metaphor, and sound. This generative workshop, conducted over three weekly Zoom class periods, will allow us to explore and experiment in writing prose poems and other forms that are constructed using blocks of prose, such as the haibun. The three live class periods will be supplemented with asynchronous readings, lectures, and exercises. Suitable for all writers, these classes can strengthen our skills as a poet, memoirist, and/or storyteller.

Class begins June 1! Learn more and register at bit.ly/3IbjQDR!
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