2018 East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

2018 East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame

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Friends of Literacy is currently seeking nominations for induction into the East Tennessee Writer’s Hall of Fame. FOL realizes how important an author’s contributions are to our culture and history and for the 15th year, we wish to honor those who entertain, inspire, and inform us through the written word. Nominations are being sought for eight categories: lifetime achievement, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, social media, song writing, drama, and children's literature. An independent panel of judges will evaluate the nominees based on recognition within the writer’s field, longevity, quality, and volume of work. All nominees must have either 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  nomination form and submit to Friends of Literacy by July 9th. Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the 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, James Agee, Sam Venable, Wilma Dykeman, Cynthia Moxley, Jim Dykes and Jack Neely. For a complete list, visit our website http://friendsofliteracy.org/hall-of-fame-inductees/.

More information on ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon.

 

Photo: "Books HD" by Abhi Sharma is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Bachelor Auction
Mar
2
6:30 PM18:30

Bachelor Auction

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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Create a Handmade Glass Ornament
Dec
7
to Dec 14

Create a Handmade Glass Ornament

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! 

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Create a Handmade Glass Pumpkin
Nov
9
4:00 PM16:00

Create a Handmade Glass Pumpkin

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 $55 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! 

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2017 East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame
Oct
19
11:30 AM11:30

2017 East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame

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.

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