Brier Assembly

What’s it like—being born again?
It’s going back to what you were before
without losing what you’ve since become.
                                                         Jim Wayne Miller
                                                         excerpt from The Brier Sermon

For nearly half a century, Hindman Settlement School has gathered writers from across Appalachia at the Forks of Troublesome Creek to foster a close-knit literary community. While historic, the Settlement’s aging campus is in need of revitalization to meet the changing needs of the region and our school. A nod to the Brier, these necessary renovations will allow a renewed Settlement to move forward in its mission of service to central Appalachia without losing our rich cultural heritage.

By becoming a member of the Brier Assembly, writers can support the rebirth of the Settlement’s facilities and ensure the institution’s ability to cultivate the next generation of Appalachian writers while leaving a legacy on this historic campus and receiving exclusive recognition opportunities!

Benefits & Recognition
Membership in the Brier Assembly is open to aspiring and published authors. Members, dependent upon selected level, receive exclusive benefits including a leather journal and a wood pen handcrafted out of wood from campus. In addition, members will be recognized on signage to be installed in the forthcoming Reading Room of the Gathering Place and have the optional opportunity to place copies of their work in the Reading Room collections as a permanent legacy at Hindman Settlement School.*

Several membership levels are available and can be fulfilled with convenient, affordable quarterly or monthly installments.

To join, simply fill out the form below. To setup installments in lieu of a single, one-time gift, select the Recurring Gift box in the form below.

You may also click here to download a paper form and return it, along with a check, to Hindman Settlement School | PO Box 844 | Hindman, KY 41822.