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East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame

  • Lighthouse Knoxville 6800 Baum Drive Knoxville, TN, 37919 United States (map)

Friends of Literacy will induct five writers into the East TN Writers Hall of Fame on October 19th, 2017 at Lighthouse Knoxville.  Friends of Literacy realizes how important authors’ contributions are to our culture and history, and for the 14th year, we wish to honor those who entertain, inspire, and inform us through the written word. 

THE HONOREES

This year’s inductees are:

 
Lifetime Achievement: Jack Neely, produced 10 books about Knoxville and its history, the most recent of which being The Tennessee Theatre: A Grand Entertainment Palace and established the Knoxville History Project, an educational nonprofit that seeks to research and promote the history of Knoxville  

Lifetime Achievement:
Jack Neely, produced 10 books about Knoxville and its history, the most recent of which being The Tennessee Theatre: A Grand Entertainment Palace and established the Knoxville History Project, an educational nonprofit that seeks to research and promote the history of Knoxville  

Non-fiction: Sherri Gardner Howell, writer for the Knoxville New Sentinel since 1975 and the Rhymes and Reasons column for nearly three decades; she was voted number one in Daily Features and number one among women in a News Sentinel columnist survey

Non-fiction:
Sherri Gardner Howell, writer for the Knoxville New Sentinel since 1975 and the Rhymes and Reasons column for nearly three decades; she was voted number one in Daily Features and number one among women in a News Sentinel columnist survey

Social Media: Jamie Fromberger, social media guru who works as a Social Media Manager for over a dozen Knoxville-area businesses and winner of the ABC Dancing with the Stars Nation Wide “Super Blogger” search for writing

Social Media:
Jamie Fromberger, social media guru who works as a Social Media Manager for over a dozen Knoxville-area businesses and winner of the ABC Dancing with the Stars Nation Wide “Super Blogger” search for writing

 
Fiction: Julia Watts, writer of more than a dozen novels and co-editor Unbroken Circle, an anthology featuring 27 writers from the South, as well as winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award for her book, Secret City , and a Lambda Literary Award for Finding H.F.

Fiction:
Julia Watts, writer of more than a dozen novels and co-editor Unbroken Circle, an anthology featuring 27 writers from the South, as well as winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award for her book, Secret City , and a Lambda Literary Award for Finding H.F.

Poetry: Erin Elizabeth Smith, author of The Fear of Being Found and The Naming of Strays and founder of both Firefly Farms and The Sundress Academy for the Arts, a Knoxville nonprofit organization that serves as a retreat for artists of all outlets

Poetry:
Erin Elizabeth Smith, author of The Fear of Being Found and The Naming of Strays and founder of both Firefly Farms and The Sundress Academy for the Arts, a Knoxville nonprofit organization that serves as a retreat for artists of all outlets


TICKETS

Tickets are $100 and include a three course lunch, time to meet one-on-one with the authors and get books signed.  Table sponsorships are also available for $1,200 and include reserved seating for 10. 

Tickets are available by clicking the "Buy Tickets Here" button below or by calling Friends of Literacy at 865-549-7007.

 

There will be an additional $3 fee for PayPal charges. To avoid the extra charge please call the Friends of Literacy office at 865-549-7007 to reserve your seat.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Click the link below to learn more about Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information or to become a sponsor please contact Madison@friendsofliteracy.org or call 865-549-7007. 


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