Save the Date for the East TN Writers Hall of Fame

Join us on Thursday, October 20, for the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville. This year we are proud to honor five East Tennessee writers for their literary contributions and induct them into the Hall of Fame:

  • Michael Knight -- Fiction
  • Don Williams -- Non-fiction
  • Linda Parsons Marion -- Poetry
  • Katie Allison Granju -- Social Media
  • Jim Dykes -- Lifetime Achievement

We're also honored to have Inky Johnson, former UT football player and author, as our keynote speaker. Johnson suffered a serious injury to his arm in 2006 playing against the Air Force Academy. His new book, Inky: An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance, details how he persevered not just through his poverty-stricken upbringing, but also through the life-threatening injury that ultimately paralyzed his right arm and ended his football career.

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