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East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame

  • Club LeConte 800 South Gay Street, 27th Floor Knoxville, TN 37929 (map)
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The 15th Annual East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame Awards Gala will be on October 5, 6:30 pm, at Club LeConte.

The event includes dinner and a cash bar, as well as time to meet the authors and have them sign their work. Tickets are $100. 

Inductees who will be present to meet guests and sign their work include Doris Gove (children’s literature), Charles Dodd White (fiction), Wayne Bledsoe (nonfiction), Brian Griffin (poetry), and Scott Miller (songwriting).

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Doris Gove, Children’s Literature
Charles Dodd White, Fiction
Wayne Bledsoe, Nonfiction
Linda Parris-Bailey, Playwriting
Brian Griffin, Poetry
Scott Miller, Songwriting
Cormac McCarthy, Lifetime Achievement
John Rice Irwin, Outstanding Contribution to East Tennessee Culture and Literacy

Six East Tennessee writers from previous eras are being inducted posthumously:
Frances Hodgson Burnett, Fiction
Don Whitehead, Nonfiction
Joseph Wood Krutch, Nonfiction
Paul Y. Anderson, Nonfiction
Arthur Q. Smith, Songwriting
Harry McClintock, Songwriting


If your business would like to be an awards gala sponsor, please click the link below to learn how.

To learn more about the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame, please click below. 

Later Event: October 8
Food with Friends