Literary

Hindman at ASA

In early March, staff Rebecka Fugate, Sarah Insalaco, and Melissa Helton attended the annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference. This year ASA was hosted by Western Carolina University in Sylva, North Carolina, and was full of sessions, events, presentations, and performances that connect to Appalachian culture, history, education, art, current events, and more. Melissa Helton lead two …

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Troublesome Rising | Call for Submissions!

Because the writing family of Hindman Settlement School and the community surrounding campus who experienced the July 2022 flood are both so broad, only the smallest gathering of poems, stories, essays, photographs, and experiences could be included in the forthcoming print anthology Troublesome Rising: A Thousand-Year Flood in Eastern Kentucky, due out September 2024 from …

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Our First Winter Burrow

In mid-December we held our first Winter Burrow Literary & Arts Conference, and it was an inspiring and educational weekend. The idea behind Winter Burrow was to create a gathering before many of the December holidays began that could bring together people with interests in Appalachian art, literature, and music as well as educators and scholars …

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House and Gipe to Facilitate Spring Writers Retreats

Troublesome Creek Writers Retreats are a time for folks to gather in community with each other, spend time in conversation with a respected and published facilitator, and work independently on their respective writing projects. Unlike a workshop where there are formal classes, discussion, and critique of pieces, these retreats are loosely structured so that attendees can focus …

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