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2018 East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame

  • Club Leconte 800 South Gay Street, 27th Floor, Knoxville, TN 37929 (map)
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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

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

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