News and Updates

Events

Warming Up At our First Gather & Grow Event

As frost fills the air and winter descends on us here in Knott County, we at HSS are opening our doors for folks to come …

Events

Video Content to Connect Our Audience Near and Far

If you are reading this, you are likely familiar with Hindman Settlement School’s very successful dyslexia program that has been helping children with learning differences …

Literary

Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative Gathers on Campus

This past weekend, October 21-23, we were delighted to host the 48th annual fall gathering of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC) on campus.  The celebration …

Dyslexia

Susan barton success

I would like to share a letter from a parent that Susan Barton recently posted as it concerns an issue which I have also had …

Literary

First Writer-in-residence

It seems cliché to say that telling our stories is empowering, because we know it is. Folks get up and testify in church. We sit with a therapist to discuss our traumas. We …

Literary

Ironwood

I first came to the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop in 2015. I was from the Great Lakes region of Ohio and had been living in southeast Kentucky for …

Executive Director Updates

Executive Director Update: Spring

I’ve always made it a priority to keep up with current events. I read the newspaper, listen to NPR on the radio, and watch a …

Foodways

Why we garden

Gardening means a lot of different things for folks, but for me, it has always been about connecting to my past and staying grounded in …

Literary

Call For Seeds!

Winter may be settling in, but here at the Hindman Settlement School, we have our eyes set on the marvelous growing season to come! As …

Literary

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 …

Dyslexia

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 …

Literary

Must Reads from Appalachian LGBTQ+ Voices

Serving as the seedbed for the Appalachian literary tradition for over a century, Hindman Settlement School aims to lift up the voices and stories of …

Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight: Patricia Cannon Childs

The continued success of the Hindman Settlement School is dependent on the generous support of donors with a heart for the region and a vested interest in our …

Literary

Restoration Underway at Still Cottage

Last month friends of Hindman from across the state and around the globe joined together on Kentucky Gives Day to support the restoration of the …

Literary

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 …

Donor Spotlight

$30,503 | #KyGives21 Goal Shattered!

In just 24 hours, 143 friends of Hindman Settlement School contributed a total of $30,503 to support two vital projects on our campus. Kentucky Gives …

Archives

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 …

Foodways

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 …

Literary

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 …

News

A Return to Normalcy

After more than a year of atypical screenings for dyslexic characteristics due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we were finally able to resume screening kids in …

News

Common Threads

Five weeks ago, students from Knott and surrounding counties embarked on a challenging journey; to learn how to sew, knit, and quilt…. all via Zoom. …

Farm

Daffodils & New Beginnings

Daffodils hold a special place in my heart. Not only are they beautiful, but to me they represent the beginning of better days. Whenever they …

DAR Spotlight

Launching The Imagination Library of Knott County!

One of the questions I am often asked by DAR friends from across the country is “How can we help support Hindman?” While there are …

Archives

The Settlement School at War

Disclaimer: This letter was written in 1918, therefore it contains dated descriptions and depictions of people of different cultures or backgrounds. The use of these …

Executive Director Updates

Anderson Named Settlement’s Eighth Executive Director

Hindman Settlement School’s Board of Directors welcomes Will Anderson as the next Executive Director, beginning June 1, 2021.  Will Anderson comes to the Settlement with more …