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Hindman in Paris

October 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for Hindman in Paris, a fundraiser for Hindman Settlement School, hosted by Silas House at the historic Duncan Tavern in Paris, Kentucky.

Event Info

The evening will feature readings by Silas House, Jason Howard, Ada Limón, and Gwyn Hyman Rubio along with music by Brett Ratliff, Silas House, and Jason Howard. For complete bios, click the Bios tab above.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Chef Ouita Michel’s Holly Hill Inn will be served along with a selection of drinks including bourbon punch.


Silas House  is the nationally bestselling author of five novels, as well as a book of creative nonfiction, and three plays. His latest novel, Southernmost, will be published in June 2018. House’s work frequently appears in The New York Times and Salon. He is a former commentator for NPR’s “All Things Considered”. His writing has been published in Oxford AmericanNarrativeBlackbirdNewsday, and many others, as well as in anthologies such as Best Food Writing, 2015 and New Stories From the South, The Year’s Best: 2004. House serves on the fiction faculty at the Spalding MFA in Creative Writing and as the NEH Chair at Berea College. He is the recipient of three honorary doctorates and is the winner of the EB White Award, the Appalachian Book of the Year, the Jesse Stuart Award, the Lee Smith Award, the DAR Spirit of Kentucky Award, and many other honors.

Jason Howard is the award-winning author and co-author of two acclaimed books: A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music and Something’s Rising. His numerous essays, features, reviews and commentary have been widely anthologized and have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Sojourners, Equal Justice Magazine, Paste, The Louisville Review, in the international magazine Revolve, and on NPR. Widely acknowledged as one of the South’s finest music writers, Howard has interviewed musicians spanning all genres including the iconic Yoko Ono, Dwight Yoakam, Patty Griffin, Naomi Judd, Ricky Skaggs, and legendary folksinger Jean Ritchie.  Howard is former senior editor of the national publication Equal Justice Magazine and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Appalachian Heritage magazine. Howard was a finalist for the 2013 Kentucky Literary Award and the 2011 Roosevelt-Ashe Society Outstanding Journalist in Conservation Award. Howard is a graduate of The George Washington University, the University of Kentucky, Vermont College of Fine Arts.  A native of Southeastern Kentucky, he now lives in Berea where he teaches at Berea College.

Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky WreckThis Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer splitting her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California.

Gwyn Hyman Rubio is the New York Times bestselling author of Icy SparksThe Woodsman’s Daughter, and Love and Ordinary Creatures. She is a native of Georgia who has lived in Kentucky for over twenty years. She is a graduate of Florida State University, Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Creative Writing, and was a volunteer for the Peace Corps, serving in Costa Rica and working as a preschool program coordinator and teacher in a village, without running water or electricity, near the Panamanian border. Her novel Icy Sparks was selected by Oprah Winfrey for her popular book club, was highlighted in Time, and  was one of several novels chosen to represent “The Next Wave of Great Literary Voices” in the Discover Great New Writers program.  Rubio lives in Versailles.

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