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Announcing the Jeff Daniel Marion Scholarship for Appalachian Writers

The world lost a well-respected writer, teacher, and Appalachian son, on July 29, 2021. In memory of this wonderful soul, Jeff Daniel Marion, Linda Parsons established the Jeff Daniel Marion Scholarship for Appalachian Writers at Hindman Settlement School. Danny taught creative writing at Carson-Newman College from 1969 until he retired in 2002, receiving numerous awards and …

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Summer School Prepares Students For New School Year!

Our 40th Summer Tutoring Program wrapped up on July 16th. For 2021, we offered a mixed format with 15 students participating in-person on our campus and 33 students participating virtually. ReadingCorps members, who throughout the year work with our students across 17 school-based reading labs through an innovative partnership between the Settlement, local school districts, and the …

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Fireside Industries Wins Two IPPY Awards

Fireside Industries, the literary imprint of Hindman Settlement School in partnership with the University Press of Kentucky, is pleased to announce two recent titles have received recognition through Independent Publisher Book Awards, commonly known as IPPYs. Silver Award for Regional Non-Fiction: For The Hog Killing, 1979 (Berry) Tanya Berry reveals intimate, expressive moments: the teams …

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World War I Heroes

In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, I thought it would be nice to recognize the Hindman Settlement School’s history of service members and highlight the sacrifices made during the early years of the 20th century. The first photo pulled from the archives depicts three young men, who volunteered to fight for the freedom of this …

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Foodways Farewell

I sit here, staring across campus and am overwhelmed by the monumental work that has happened here at the forks of Troublesome Creek. The foundation laid in the early years has built an institution that has focused on the community and remained relevant throughout its longstanding history. My time here, has been short, but impactful …

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Restoring the James Still Cottage | #KyGives

One of the Settlement’s projects for Kentucky Gives Day 2021 is to restore the historic James Still cottage on our campus in order to preserve the legacy of our longtime writer-in-residence and the man who brought about a renaissance for Appalachian literature during his prolific career. When complete, the restoration will preserve this historic structure, …

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