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APPALACHIAN WRITERS' WORKSHOP: JULY 23-28

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It is clear that Caroline has developed a new love of reading and writing, and has even proudly spoken of her drastically improved testing scores in reading, spelling, and writing through school. She shows up for her sessions smiling and ready to work. I am excited to see her continued progress this spring!

Read more about Carolines success in our virtual tutoring program in todays blog: https://bit.ly/3wmiBMs.

"It is clear that Caroline has developed a new love of reading and writing, and has even proudly spoken of her drastically improved testing scores in reading, spelling, and writing through school. She shows up for her sessions smiling and ready to work. I am excited to see her continued progress this spring!"

Read more about Caroline’s success in our virtual tutoring program in today’s blog: bit.ly/3wmiBMs.
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Leading one of our two novel sessions at the 2023 Workshop is the award-winning writer, poet, and playwright Angela Jackson-Brown. 

Jackson-Brown is the author of Drinking From a Bitter Cup, House Repairs, When Stars Rain Down, and The Light Always Breaks. Her novels have received starred reviews from the Library Journal and glowing reviews from Alabama Public Library, Buzzfeed, Parade Magazine, and Women’s Weekly, just to name a few. When Stars Rain Down was named a finalist for the 2021 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction and shortlisted for the 2022 Indiana Authors Award. She is an Associate Professor in the creative writing program at Indiana University in Bloomington and also teaches in the graduate program at the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. She is a graduate of Troy University, Auburn University and the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University. 

The application period for the Appalachian Writers Workshop 2023 is from February 1st to May 1st. Be sure to apply at Hindman.org!

#AppalachianWritersWorkshop #AWW23 #HindmanSettlementSchool

Leading one of our two novel sessions at the 2023 Workshop is the award-winning writer, poet, and playwright Angela Jackson-Brown.

Jackson-Brown is the author of Drinking From a Bitter Cup, House Repairs, When Stars Rain Down, and The Light Always Breaks. Her novels have received starred reviews from the Library Journal and glowing reviews from Alabama Public Library, Buzzfeed, Parade Magazine, and Women’s Weekly, just to name a few. When Stars Rain Down was named a finalist for the 2021 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction and shortlisted for the 2022 Indiana Authors Award. She is an Associate Professor in the creative writing program at Indiana University in Bloomington and also teaches in the graduate program at the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. She is a graduate of Troy University, Auburn University and the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University.

The application period for the Appalachian Writer’s Workshop 2023 is from February 1st to May 1st. Be sure to apply at Hindman.org!

#AppalachianWritersWorkshop #AWW23 #HindmanSettlementSchool
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Yaaaaaayyyy!!!!

In less than one week, the entire faculty for this summers Appalachian Writers Workshop, to be held July 23-28, will be released and applications will begin being accepted! With that in mind, this #ThrowbackThursday takes us back to a Workshop from the early 2000s. Writers Alice Adams, Silas House, and Jane Hicks pause for a photo between sessions outside the May Stone Building (now known as the Mullins Center) on campus.

Writers from across the region are encouraged to apply and join us for this years gathering at the Forks of Troublesome Creek! Details available on February 1 at Hindman.org/workshop!

In less than one week, the entire faculty for this summer’s Appalachian Writers’ Workshop, to be held July 23-28, will be released and applications will begin being accepted! With that in mind, this #ThrowbackThursday takes us back to a Workshop from the early 2000’s. Writers Alice Adams, Silas House, and Jane Hicks pause for a photo between sessions outside the May Stone Building (now known as the Mullins Center) on campus.

Writers from across the region are encouraged to apply and join us for this year’s gathering at the Forks of Troublesome Creek! Details available on February 1 at Hindman.org/workshop!
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Will you have anything for middle grade writers?

Silas!

In less than one week, the entire faculty for this summers Appalachian Writers Workshop, to be held July 23-28, will be released and applications will begin being accepted! With that in mind, this #ThrowbackThursday takes us back to a Workshop from the early 2000s. Writers Alice Adams, Silas House, and Jane Hicks pause for a photo between sessions outside the May Stone Building (now known as the Mullins Center) on campus.

Writers from across the region are encouraged to apply and join us for this years gathering at the Forks of Troublesome Creek! Details available on February 1 at Hindman.org/workshop!

In less than one week, the entire faculty for this summer’s Appalachian Writers’ Workshop, to be held July 23-28, will be released and applications will begin being accepted! With that in mind, this #ThrowbackThursday takes us back to a Workshop from the early 2000’s. Writers Alice Adams, Silas House, and Jane Hicks pause for a photo between sessions outside the May Stone Building (now known as the Mullins Center) on campus.

Writers from across the region are encouraged to apply and join us for this year’s gathering at the Forks of Troublesome Creek! Details available on February 1 at Hindman.org/workshop!
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Were hiring for the Knott County Farmers Market Manager! This role is responsible for the promotion and operations of our local market this season.

Depending upon the successful applicants schedule, the position can be either full or part-time. The Settlement offers competitive compensation, education assistance/loan forgiveness, and employer-provided medical, dental, and vision insurance. 

Full details at Hindman.org/careers!

We’re hiring for the Knott County Farmers Market Manager! This role is responsible for the promotion and operations of our local market this season.

Depending upon the successful applicant’s schedule, the position can be either full or part-time. The Settlement offers competitive compensation, education assistance/loan forgiveness, and employer-provided medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Full details at Hindman.org/careers!
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I wish I lived closer.

TJ Collins you wanna farm? 😊

Doug Van Gundy joins the faculty of the 46th annual Appalachian Writers Workshop to facilitate one of two poetry workshops for participants. 

Van Gundy directs the low-residency MFA writing program at West Virginia Wesleyan College. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in many publications, including Poetry, The Guardian, and The Oxford American. He is co-editor of the anthology Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Contemporary Writing from West Virginia and the author of a collection of poems, A Life Above Water and two chapbooks, The October Poems and Pictures & Poems, a collaboration with photographer Matt Eich.

The application period for the Appalachian Writers Workshop 2023 is from February 1st to May 1st. Be sure to apply at Hindman.org!

#AppalachianWritersWorkshop #AWW23 #HindmanSettlementSchool

Doug Van Gundy joins the faculty of the 46th annual Appalachian Writers’ Workshop to facilitate one of two poetry workshops for participants.

Van Gundy directs the low-residency MFA writing program at West Virginia Wesleyan College. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in many publications, including Poetry, The Guardian, and The Oxford American. He is co-editor of the anthology Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Contemporary Writing from West Virginia and the author of a collection of poems, A Life Above Water and two chapbooks, The October Poems and Pictures & Poems, a collaboration with photographer Matt Eich.

The application period for the Appalachian Writer’s Workshop 2023 is from February 1st to May 1st. Be sure to apply at Hindman.org!

#AppalachianWritersWorkshop #AWW23 #HindmanSettlementSchool
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Awesome! I’m so sad that I won’t be there this year.

To have to choose between poetry with Doug or poetry with Marianne? Good lord, y’all!

I'm so sad that I can't write poetry…

A spirit of hope was in the air at the first Gather & Grow event of 2023! As community members joined us at the Settlement they were encouraged to share their hopes and aspirations for the new year on a banner and were able to enjoy an abundance of fellowship, food, and music!

Be sure to save the date for our next community dinner and concert on February 18!Image attachmentImage attachment

A spirit of hope was in the air at the first Gather & Grow event of 2023! As community members joined us at the Settlement they were encouraged to share their hopes and aspirations for the new year on a banner and were able to enjoy an abundance of fellowship, food, and music!

Be sure to save the date for our next community dinner and concert on February 18!
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Neema Avashia, the widely celebrated author of Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place (WVU Press) and former attendee of the Workshop, is joining our faculty to lead the creative non-fiction section. 

Avashia was born and raised in southern West Virginia to parents who immigrated to the United States. She has been a middle school teacher in the Boston Public Schools since 2003. Her book, Another Appalachia, examines both the roots and the resonance of Avashias identity as a queer desi Appalachian woman, while encouraging readers to envision more complex versions of both Appalachia and the nation as a whole. Her essays have appeared in the Bitter Southerner, Catapult, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere. 

The application period for the Appalachian Writers Workshop 2023 is from February 1st to May 1st. Be sure to apply at Hindman.org!

#AppalachianWritersWorkshop #AWW23 #HindmanSettlementSchool

Neema Avashia, the widely celebrated author of Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place (WVU Press) and former attendee of the Workshop, is joining our faculty to lead the creative non-fiction section.

Avashia was born and raised in southern West Virginia to parents who immigrated to the United States. She has been a middle school teacher in the Boston Public Schools since 2003. Her book, Another Appalachia, examines both the roots and the resonance of Avashia’s identity as a queer desi Appalachian woman, while encouraging readers to envision more complex versions of both Appalachia and the nation as a whole. Her essays have appeared in the Bitter Southerner, Catapult, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere.

The application period for the Appalachian Writer’s Workshop 2023 is from February 1st to May 1st. Be sure to apply at Hindman.org!

#appalachianwritersworkshop #aww23 #HindmanSettlementSchool
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