The Makery

THE MAKERY AT HINDMAN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL IS AN IMMERSIVE ONLINE STUDIO FOR APPALACHIAN CREATIVES DESIGNED TO NURTURE YOUR IMAGINATION IN A NEIGHBORLY, SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY, OFFERING THREE-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSES, AS WELL AS ON-DEMAND VIDEO CONTENT IN WRITING, TRADITIONAL ARTS, AND FOODWAYS FROM APPALACHIAN SCHOLARS, ARTISTS, AND FARMERS

Literary

Traditional Arts

Foodways

Upcoming Courses

$50

Just A Few Miles South – Recipes with Ouita Michael

Join Chef Ouita Michel as she takes you through a crash course on how to cook traditional Kentucky recipes from her book Just a Few Miles South. In this course, Ouita will take you step-by-step through her recipes including: Whitesburg Soup Beans, Skillet Cornbread, Hot Water Cornbread, Hoecakes, Spoonbread, and even how to take care of your cast iron skillets! 

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Writing Wonder: A Look at Writing Joy in Difficult Times

It's no doubt that the world of late--with fires and a pandemic and floods and political upheavals--is a difficult one. This course will look at some writers who write joy in all its complexities via the natural world, the spiritual world, and via the transformative power of language itself. We will compose and discuss drafts of our own essays about wonder.

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$250

The Voice of the Poem: A Generative Workshop

In this course, we’ll tackle how best to invite your readers into your poems through practices that help you find your “particular music unlike any other,” whether you are writing in your own voice (first person) or in the voice of someone/something other than yourself (persona poem).

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$250

Building a Writing Life: How and Where to Start

This class is designed for new and emerging writers who want to discover the basics for building a writing life. By studying methods taught in many creative writing programs, participants will learn how to build routines that make writing a daily practice

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Free

The Birds of Opulence: An Evening Discussion

Join Marianne Worthington for a Kentucky Reads book club discussion of Crystal Wilkinson’s, The Birds of Opulence on Thursday October 7th, 2021 at 7:00 PM. This will be a virtual event hosted by The Makery at Hindman Settlement School in partnership with the Kentucky Humanities Council. Registration includes a free copy of The Birds of Opulence!

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