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February Workshop: The Power of POV with Pamela Schoenewaldt

Posted on: January 11, 2017

The workshop, sponsored by the Knoxville Writers Guild, will be given Saturday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Avenue, Knoxville. The cost is $50, with 40% discount for Guild members and 50% for students. Some scholarships are available.

Looking for a Summer Writer Residency Close to Home?

Posted on: December 29, 2016

The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is now accepting applications for short-term artists' residencies during the summer residency period, during the weeks of May 8th to August 20th, 2017. These residencies are designed to give artists time and space to complete their creative projects in a quiet and productive environment.

Your Words Here

Posted on: November 11, 2016

As a member of the Knoxville Writers' Guild, this blog is your blog. And this blog needs your words. 



November Events at the Guild

Posted on: October 26, 2016

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s November 3 meeting will feature a panel of writing professionals to speak on current freelancing opportunities. They will offer tips on getting work in local and national journalism, magazines, advertising agencies, universities and government. On Saturday, November 5, sci-fi novelist Patricia Gilliam will cover self-publishing topics including how to avoid common scams and vanity presses, factors for preparing for publication, how to invest in a professional product, and networking with the independent author community.

Social Media Made Simple, Not Scary

Posted on: October 19, 2016

by Victoria Raschke


This isn't a Halloween-themed post, but many writers find engaging with social media scary, or at least daunting. If you missed the social media workshop at the KWG fundraiser and author event at Barnes & Noble, here are the highlights.

Knoxville Writers' Guild 2016 Annual Contest Winners and Runners-up

Posted on: October 11, 2016

by Donna Kappa, Contest Chair


We owe much of our success this year to our sponsors. Celtic Cat Publishing sponsored the prize in Short Fiction and Test Prep Experts sponsored two prizes in Young Writers. Thank you very much for their support of writers and the Knoxville Writers Guild Annual Contest.

Observations on the Writing Journey – on the Eve of Publication by Melanie K. Hutsell

Posted on: September 30, 2016

One week from today – from the very moment I am writing these words – the launch of my first novel is scheduled to occur at Union Avenue Books in Knoxville, Tennessee. What a surreal sentence that is to type.

Meet Your Fall 2016 Board Candidates

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Two people are running for two seats in the fall elections in October. Members can only vote at the October 6 meeting!

KWG Author Event and Fundraiser with Barnes & Noble - October 1, 2016

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and purchase a few things for your own to-read pile. Mention KWG at checkout to donate a portion of all your purchases back to the Guild for future projects!

Finding a Room of One's Own Away from It All

Posted on: August 31, 2016

Allison Williams at Brevity suggests a DIY option for low-cost, mini writing retreats. 


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