Celebrating Heritage, Changing Lives

We are improving lives by addressing critical issues surrounding literacy, food insecurity, and access to traditional arts.

MEETING THE CHANGING NEEDS OF Central Appalachia

HIGH SCHOOL WRITING RESIDENCY

IRONWOOD WRITERS STUDIO:
JUNE 23-28

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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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On this #TeamTuesday, wed like you to meet Debbie, who joined our team in March as the Settlements new Dyslexia Program Office Manager!

Debbie was raised (and still lives) in Topmost, a community here in Knott County. She graduated from Knott County Central High School and earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, KY. Her first exposure to Hindman Settlement School was when her daughter became enrolled in the dyslexia program and attended the full-time dyslexia school on our campus during its final year of operation. 

Her pastimes include spending time with her daughter Emily and getting together with my extended family whenever possible. Join us in welcoming Debbie to the Settlement family!

On this #TeamTuesday, we’d like you to meet Debbie, who joined our team in March as the Settlement’s new Dyslexia Program Office Manager!

Debbie was raised (and still lives) in Topmost, a community here in Knott County. She graduated from Knott County Central High School and earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, KY. Her first exposure to Hindman Settlement School was when her daughter became enrolled in the dyslexia program and attended the full-time dyslexia school on our campus during its final year of operation.

Her pastimes include spending time with her daughter Emily and getting together with my extended family whenever possible. Join us in welcoming Debbie to the Settlement family!
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Congratulations Debbie.

Oh yay! She will be a great asset! Awesome lady n employee!

Congratulations sister!

Congratulations!

Congrats

My sissy is a good one ❤️

Welcome aboard

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It was a packed house for our most recent Grow Appalachia workshop! Over 50 participants showed up, ready to get their hands on plant starts, garden tools, and to sit in on a training led by Chad Conway, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent from Knott County Extension Office. Chad shared insights on plant maintenance, transplanting, summer crops, and managing disease and insect issues. 

With all the essentials, participants are now well-equipped to kickstart their summer crops. Seeing so many people engaging in our program, really expresses that what we are doing here really matters to the folks around us!

Learn more about on our blog at https://bit.ly/3JZKhNI!Image attachment

It was a packed house for our most recent Grow Appalachia workshop! Over 50 participants showed up, ready to get their hands on plant starts, garden tools, and to sit in on a training led by Chad Conway, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent from Knott County Extension Office. Chad shared insights on plant maintenance, transplanting, summer crops, and managing disease and insect issues.

With all the essentials, participants are now well-equipped to kickstart their summer crops. Seeing so many people engaging in our program, really expresses that what we are doing here really matters to the folks around us!

Learn more about on our blog at bit.ly/3JZKhNI!
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How do I get on the notification list of when this is happening?? I also think Appalachian Roots Garden Club members would love to attend. It looks awesome.

Grow Appalachia is such a good program.

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 18th at 5pm, is our next Gather & Grow dinner and concert! It’s free and open to the public...we hope youll join us!

A delicious dinner and dessert will be provided by the Settlement’s hospitality team. It will be followed by a performance from The Eleventh Hour, the duo of singer Carla Reisert and guitarist/singer John Harris!

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 18th at 5pm, is our next Gather & Grow dinner and concert! It’s free and open to the public…we hope you’ll join us!

A delicious dinner and dessert will be provided by the Settlement’s hospitality team. It will be followed by a performance from The Eleventh Hour, the duo of singer Carla Reisert and guitarist/singer John Harris!
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Tiffany Owen, owner of The Dance Gallery in Pikeville, recently made a visit to our weekly Pick & Bow after school music lessons! Tiffany taught our young musicians the basics of hambone, a form of traditional African American body percussion, along with the basics of Appalachian flatfoot dance.

Check out this video of our students dancing along to live music provided by our incredibly talented instructors!
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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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The application deadline for the 2024 Appalachian Writers Workshop is just one week away!

Submit your manuscript by 11:59pm on May 1, 2024 for the opportunity to join our community and study alongside our faculty of award-winning and acclaimed writers. 

Full details are available at Hindman.org/workshop!

The application deadline for the 2024 Appalachian Writers’ Workshop is just one week away!

Submit your manuscript by 11:59pm on May 1, 2024 for the opportunity to join our community and study alongside our faculty of award-winning and acclaimed writers.

Full details are available at Hindman.org/workshop!
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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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