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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