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Appalachian Heritage Alliance
25 Oct 2013
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Twenty years ago the Appalachian Heritage Alliance hosted our first writers’ workshop at the Hazel Green Academy Life Long Learning Center, a project we established at an old settlement school in Eastern Kentucky. From 1993 till 1998, in addition to a wide variety of amazing art, educational, and cultural events, we had overnight writers’ retreats lead by Kentucky Author, Gurney Norman.

Thanks to funding and support from the Kentucky Arts Council, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the National Endowment for the Arts, we continued to create opportunities for writers, with an emphasis on women writers, to learn, share, and inspire one another. As well as regular writers’ workshops we hosted special series of workshops including “Women Writing with Women Writers,” “Women Wellness Workshops,” and “Appalachian Circuit Writers.” All the events were lead by noted Kentucky authors.

Thanks to funding from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Appalachian Heritage Alliance recently launched the Women Writers’ Web as a means for writers to stay connected between workshops. You can visit the web site directly at www.womenwritersweb.org or through our home web site www.appalachianheritagealliance.org.

On November 2, 2013, Kentucky author Gurney Norman will lead our “Celebrating Twenty Years of Writing” at Cliffview Resort in Wolfe County. In 2014 we will host workshops at Bowen Barn Bed and Breakfast in the Red River Gorge. Everyone is welcomed to attend. To add your name to our writers’ e-mail list for workshop details and for other upcoming events you may e-mail Janine Musser, Director of the Appalachian Heritage Alliance, at arts@mrtc.com or call (606)725-4860 or by mail to Appalachian Heritage Alliance *P.O. Box 1003 * Campton, KY 41301.


The artist or arts organization telling this story was supported in part by a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. KFW is based on the belief that when women and girls advance, so does Kentucky. For more information about the foundation and the social change artmaking being done by the individuals and organizations it supports, visit www.kfw.org." 

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