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Welcome to our news hub for all things Appalachia. You’ll find a little bit of everything here, from articles about dyslexia and student success stories to gardening tips, folk music and craft tidbits, campus updates, and more.

Celebrating Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton is arguably one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century.... [Read More]

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Teaching Traditional Arts

As autumn slowly brings its changes to our surroundings here on Troublesome Creek, the Traditional... [Read More]

Written By Sam Gleaves

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Announcing Fireside Industries, A New Source for Appalachian Literature

The University Press of Kentucky is this year celebrating its 75th anniversary. In this time, UPK has served the Commonwealth tirelessly, publishing works of scholarship... [Read More]

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Hindman and Bread Loaf

Hindman Settlement School has always been about transformation in the lives of people who call... [Read More]

Written By Brent D. Hutchinson

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Howell Selected as 2018 Egerton Scholar

James Still Writer-In-Residence Rebecca Gayle Howell was selected as the Southern Foodways Alliance’s 2018 John Egerton Scholar,... [Read More]

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Louisville’s Lawrence Weeks to serve as Chef-in-Residence at 2018 Appalachian Writers’ Workshop

Lawrence Weeks dedicated his heart to cooking as a child growing up in a southern creole/cajun household. After culinary school Weeks, seized the opportunity to... [Read More]

Written By Brent D. Hutchinson

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Gleaves to Lead Folk Arts Programs

The Settlement is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Gleaves to lead our folk... [Read More]

Written By Brent D. Hutchinson

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A Home for Appalachian Literature

The first project I initiated upon my being named the James Still Writer-in-Residence was the... [Read More]

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Kentucky Dare to be Square

In late March, an enthusiastic group of dancers, callers, and musicians gathered at Cowan Community... [Read More]

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Hindman & The Dulcimer

The fourth annual Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming is scheduled to take place in historic downtown Hindman,... [Read More]

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Thoughts on the Food & Dance Trail

In December, Brett Ratliff and I gathered with other Appalachian Transition Fellows and host communities... [Read More]

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Enjoying Some Dumplin’s & Dancin’!

On an unseasonably mild winter weekend, in this the early part of December, the bare,... [Read More]

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