Join us to honor the region's finest authors at the 11th annual East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame


Thursday, October 23, 2014

11:30 a.m. at the Lighthouse Knoxville
Tickets $100 / Table sponsorships $1200
Includes three-course lunch and time to meet the authors and have books signed


Friends of Literacy realizes how important authors’ contributions are to our culture and history, and for the 11th year, we wish to honor those who entertain, inspire, and inform us through the written word.  This year’s inductees are Lifetime Achievement: Vince Vawter author of Newberry Honor Book Paperboy, Fiction: Bob Leggett was already an established poet before beginning his successful fiction career, Non-fiction: David Haley Lauver renowned freelance writer as well as a published songwriter, Poetry: Charles Wright, the 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winner, and Social Media: Frank Murphy has been voted one of “East Tennessee’s Best” blog for four consecutive years.

In celebration of our 11th annual East TN Writers Hall of Fame, we will recognize several of our inspirational and successful students.  

To purchase tickets to this special event, click the button below to buy tickets via PayPal. Please note a $3 transaction fee is added to each ticket purchased online. To order tickets by phone, or to sponsor a table, please call the Friends of Literacy office at 865-549-7007. Please RSVP by October 17th.

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One in 10 adults in Knox County lacks a GED or high school diploma and one in 12 adults are unable to read or write above a sixth grade level.  Friends of Literacy supports the delivery of free high quality literacy and adult education classes in Knox County for adults who are inadequately educated for the challenges of daily life. Working in partnership with area adult education providers, our goal is to help provide free basic adult education classes so that our students become better workers, parents, and citizens.  Funds raised at the event support this goal. If you or someone you know is need of GED classes or Adult reading classes services, please call 865-549-7007