Fall Writers Retreat with Wesley Browne

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–approximately 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 3 and concludes at your leisure on Sunday, November 5th. Registration fee includes lodging in one of our on-campus cottages (double-occupancy) and meals from three meals (dinner on Friday and lunch/dinner on Saturday).

About the Facilitator

Wesley Browne‘s 2020 debut novel HILLBILLY HUSTLE was named one of Merriam-Webster’s 17 recommended pandemic reads. His stories, essays, and excerpts have been published or are forthcoming in Appalachian Review, Appalachian Journal, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Cutleaf Journal, Still: The Journal, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and the annual Bouchercon Anthology of crime and mystery stories. He is a past recipient of the Gurney Norman Prose Prize and a Kentucky Press Association Award for his newspaper columns. He is represented by Alice Speilburg of Speilburg Literary. He founded and hosts Pages & Pints Reading Series at Apollo Pizza in Richmond, Kentucky. He lives with his wife and two sons in Madison County, Kentucky.

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We also have scheduled a second facilitator, poet Danni Quintos, for the same weekend. View the details here. 

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Nov 03 - 05 2023


All Day




Hindman Settlement


Josh Mullins