Bee a Champ!

Bee a Champ! If you enjoy spelling challenges, we hope you are considering competing in the Knoxville Writers’  Guild Second Annual Spelling Bee on Thursday September 7. Let’s say you are the person in your household whom everyone asks how to spell words that range syllabically from “feral” to “apocryphal” and you deliver the right […]

What Size House?

What Size House? by Caitlin Hamilton Summie On August 26th at 2 pm at the Knoxville Barnes & Noble, fiction writers and KWG members Pamela Schoenewaldt and Caitlin Hamilton Summie will have a lively exchange, moderated by book publicist Rick Summie, about working with their respective houses—and what happened with their marketing. Schoenewaldt most recently […]

Michael K. Smith Examines the Cross-Pollination of “Bees” and Books

The Spelling Bee in American Culture (excerpt) Michael K. Smith I’m Mike Smith, the Director of this year’s Knoxville Writers’ Guild Spelling Bee. I’ve become interested in researching the history of Spelling Bees and in particular the role of Spelling Bees in contemporary American culture. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the Scripps National Spelling […]