Make your own blown glass pumpkin! Join Friends of Literacy at Marble City Glassworks to learn how to blow your own blown glass pumpkin. Just $60 for this unique hands on experience and $30 will be donated to Friends of Literacy. 30 minute time slots begin at 4:00 pm. Space is limited so click HERE to register now!
Friends of Literacy is currently seeking nominations for the East Tennessee Writer’s Hall of Fame. We realize how important the written word is to our culture and history. For the 15th year, Friends of Literacy honors those who entertain, inspire, and inform us through their writing. Nominations are being accepted in eight categories: lifetime achievement, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, social media, songwriting, drama, and children's literature. An independent panel of judges will evaluate nominees based on recognition within the field, longevity, quality, and volume of work. All nominees must have been born in, currently reside in, or have a body of work related to the East Tennessee region.
If you would like to nominate a writer, please complete the form and submit to Friends of Literacy by July 9th. Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Club LeConte in Knoxville, TN. Past Hall of Fame inductees include Cormac McCarthy, Mary Bozeman Hodges, Nikki Giovanni, Marilyn Kallet, Jon Jefferson, Ina Hughs, Carson Brewer, Sam Venable, Wilma Dykeman, Cynthia Moxley, Jim Dykes and Jack Neely.
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Tickets are on sale now for the 8th annual Bachelor Auction! This year it will take place on the evening of Friday, March 2nd at the Mill & Mine in downtown Knoxville. Click here to learn more. This is an event you will not want to miss!
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Make your own blown glass ornament! Join Friends of Literacy at Marble City Glassworks to learn how to blow your own blown glass ornament. Just $50 for this unique hands on experience and $25 will be donated back to Friends of Literacy. 30 minute time slots begin at 4:00 pm. Space is limited so click image or call 865-549-7007 to reserve your time slot now!
The 14th Annual East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame to benefit Friends of Literacy will be held on October 19th 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at the Lighthouse Knoxville. During the event, Friends of Literacy will induct five writers into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, and Social Media. Click image to learn more.