Fall Writers Retreat with Ashley Blooms

Troublesome Creek Writers’ Retreats offer a fun and relaxing weekend on the Hindman Settlement School campus during one of our most beautiful seasons. Facilitated by accomplished writers and authors, these retreats are kept small–between 12-15 participants–so that attendees can write in community, without the demands of a structured workshop, but still with the opportunity to participate in facilitated discussions and sessions. Here is an opportunity to write, read, and fellowship, away from the hustle of everyday life.

The retreat begins on the evening of Friday, November 12 and concludes at your leisure on Sunday, November 14. Registration fee includes lodging in of our on-campus cottages (double-occupancy) and meals from Friday evening through Sunday morning. A limited number of private rooms may be available for an additional fee. 

About the Facilitator

Ashley Blooms is the author of Every Bone a Prayer, which was long-listed for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize and which NPR said “bears within its pages striking beauty and strangeness in equal measure.” Her second novel, Where I Can’t Follow, will be published by Sourcebooks in February 2022.

Born and raised in Cutshin, Kentucky, Blooms received her MFA as a John and Renee Grisham Fellow at the University of Mississippi. Her short stories have appeared in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Strange Horizons, among othersHer nonfiction has appeared in the Oxford American. She’s been awarded scholarships from the Clarion Writer’s Workshop and Appalachian Writer’s Workshop, served as fiction editor for the Yalobusha Review, and worked as an editorial intern and first reader for Tor.com.

She currently lives in Kentucky with her partner and dog, where she is at work on a middle grade book.

Registration Form


The retreat facilitated by Ashley Blooms is at capacity. We invite you to join us for a future gathering or for an online course through The Makery at Hindman Settlement School.

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Nov 12 - 14 2021


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