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MEETING THE CHANGING NEEDS OF Central Appalachia

Literary & arts magazine

The inaugural issue of untelling includes work from 28 poets, 6 prose writers, and 14 artists from Appalachia and beyond!

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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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Each Tuesday from 4-6pm the Settlement hosts the Knott County Farmers Market in the Lynn F. Young Outdoor Classroom on our campus. Over the past several weeks the market has hosted vendors selling local produce, eggs, jams, and homemade sweets!

We are excited to begin accepting SNAP benefits this week and, with the support of our partners at Kentucky Double Dollars, we are able to double the amount spent from SNAP families and seniors participating in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.*

Come out this week to stock up and support our local growers!

*Certain restrictions apply.
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Our first issue of Untelling, the new literary and arts magazine, is on its way to the printers!

Untelling will come out twice a year, in June and December, and will feature writers, photographers, and artists from across Appalachia and beyond. This inaugural issue, with cover photography from Justin Brown, includes work from 28 poets, 6 prose writers, and 14 artists!

This issue features those who have long been involved in the Hindman writing community and those who are brand new. There are several folks included who this is their first publication credit, all the way to familiar and well-established creators like West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman and local artist of “No Hate in My Holler” fame Lacy Hale.

Take a glimpse inside the issue and subscribe at https://bit.ly/4b3SDz1!

Our first issue of Untelling, the new literary and arts magazine, is on its way to the printers!

Untelling will come out twice a year, in June and December, and will feature writers, photographers, and artists from across Appalachia and beyond. This inaugural issue, with cover photography from Justin Brown, includes work from 28 poets, 6 prose writers, and 14 artists!

This issue features those who have long been involved in the Hindman writing community and those who are brand new. There are several folks included who this is their first publication credit, all the way to familiar and well-established creators like West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman and local artist of “No Hate in My Holler” fame Lacy Hale.

Take a glimpse inside the issue and subscribe at bit.ly/4b3SDz1!
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This cover!!! Perfect. ✨

The cover is gorgeous!

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On this #TeamTuesday wed like for you to meet Kayla, one of our dedicated ReadingCorps members serving students at East Perry Elementary School.

Kayla has been serving in our AmeriCorps program since fall of 2022. Throughout her time, she has completed her Bachelors degree and is now enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching program through University of the Cumberlands. This was fueled, in part, through the Segal Education Award that members receive upon completion of their service terms. 

I hope each one of my students continues their learning path with success and happiness! -Kayla

When not studying or serving, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, and adding pieces to her Rae Dunn collection! 

Serve Kentucky #ConnectandServe

On this #TeamTuesday we’d like for you to meet Kayla, one of our dedicated ReadingCorps members serving students at East Perry Elementary School.

Kayla has been serving in our AmeriCorps program since fall of 2022. Throughout her time, she has completed her Bachelor’s degree and is now enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching program through University of the Cumberlands. This was fueled, in part, through the Segal Education Award that members receive upon completion of their service terms.

"I hope each one of my students continues their learning path with success and happiness!" -Kayla

When not studying or serving, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, and adding pieces to her Rae Dunn collection!

Serve Kentucky #ConnectandServe
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The second week of our summer dyslexia intervention program is underway! 

Thirty students are joining us in-person on our campus and another 27 students are receiving the same intensive instruction remotely from across the state (and even across state lines!). Our virtual students receive one-on-one tutoring in both math and reading. In-person students receive individual instruction for reading, work in pairs for math, and participate in small groups during writing, which has a focus on cursive writing this year.

We look forward to sharing more updates on our program and students as the summer progresses!Image attachment

The second week of our summer dyslexia intervention program is underway!

Thirty students are joining us in-person on our campus and another 27 students are receiving the same intensive instruction remotely from across the state (and even across state lines!). Our virtual students receive one-on-one tutoring in both math and reading. In-person students receive individual instruction for reading, work in pairs for math, and participate in small groups during writing, which has a focus on cursive writing this year.

We look forward to sharing more updates on our program and students as the summer progresses!
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My best expression of gratitude for this program. The students present with incredible challenges for learning and THEN they leave equipped with tools and skills headed for success.

I wished I had known about this program. I have a 7 year old that desperately needs this. Is there anyway she could attend this program even though you're in the 2nd week? PLEASE?

Britt Any

Praise is rolling in for one of our forthcoming titles from Fireside Industries, the Settlements literary partnership with the University Press of Kentucky!

Your heart will raise to the sky a psalm of thanksgiving for this gift of a book, a heart-gripping chronicle of a familys fraught journey through time, travail, faith, and enduring love, on a river of song. ~Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of Colton Gentrys Third Act

Learn more and reserve your copy today at www.hindman.org/fireside!

Praise is rolling in for one of our forthcoming titles from Fireside Industries, the Settlement’s literary partnership with the University Press of Kentucky!

"Your heart will raise to the sky a psalm of thanksgiving for this gift of a book, a heart-gripping chronicle of a family’s fraught journey through time, travail, faith, and enduring love, on a river of song." ~Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of Colton Gentry’s Third Act

Learn more and reserve your copy today at www.hindman.org/fireside!
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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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guess my time has run out. Maybe the next one.

⌛ 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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Now we wait…

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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📢 📢 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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