In my investigation for Kentucky Writers, and my support of writer’s organizations across the country, I discovered this beautiful historical site. This appeals to historical interests and offers a unique opportunity, which influences my need to present advantages developing writer’s talents.
Hindman Settlement School was the first and most successful rural social settlement school in America. Established in 1902 by May Stone and Katherine Pettit in Hindman, Kentucky, the school soon became a model center for education, health care and social services.
Earning praise as “the best school in the mountains,” the Settlement School not only transformed the community of Hindman, it contributed significantly to regional progress. The school has played a vital role in preserving and promoting the literary and cultural heritage of southeastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia.
The Hindman Settlement School’s mission is to provide education and service opportunities for people of the mountains, while keeping them mindful of their heritage. While the mission has remained the same, the Settlement’s programs have changed over time to meet the changing needs of the region.
Kentucky's Premier Writers Workshop at Hindman Settlement School:
Plans are under way for the 37th annual Appalachian Writers' Workshop at Hindman Settlement School. Mark your calendar for July 27-August 1, 2014.
The Writers Workshop provides an opportunity for aspiring and accomplished writers to immerse themselves in a community of people who appreciate Appalachian literature and who hail from and/or write about the region.
All activities take place on the historic campus of Hindman Settlement School. Evening readings and dances are open to the general public at no cost.
Visit online here: http://www.hindmansettlement.org/home