Spring and Poetry are in the Air

Seven p.m. April 12th, come listen to and discuss poetry created by two of our region’s premier poets: Liam Hysjulien and Marilyn Kallet.  This program will be part of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild monthly gathering which has been rescheduled to the second Thursday of the month in order to honor Knoxville’s legendary poet Nikki Giovanni […]

KWG 2018 Spelling Bee

Following the success of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild (KWG) Second Spelling Bee, the KWG is happy to announce plans for a third bee, with even more intergenerational and challenging fun. The third Annual Adult Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The competition will be open to ages 15 […]

This Saturday’s Workshop Instructor, Bob Mayer, Has 70 Novels to His Name: The Below Interview Reveals Some of His “Plotting” Tendencies

Bob Mayer has published over 70 books, hitting bestseller lists in the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, with four titles hitting #1 on Kindle’s Science Fiction list. He graduated from West Point, and commanded a Green Beret A-Team. His presentations have engaged audiences in over a thousand organizations in […]

Intriguing Interview with Upcoming KWG Presenter and Novelist, Julia Watts

  I caught up with novelist Julia Watts the other day to get a sense of her notions on her upcoming KWG program (11/2/17).  A really interesting exchange developed on good story beginnings, critiques, and guild programing: DREWS: Can a good book have a bad or even average beginning? WATTS: Absolutely!  Some books are “slow […]

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 […]

KWG programs, workshops and events through 2017

Put these great KWG events on your calendar! KWG offers an acclaimed literary speaker and a writing workshop each month, plus other community-wide events. Here are the Programs, Workshops and Events through December: Programs are open to all, a $2 donation requested. Most workshops are $50 for non-members, $30 for members, $15 for students. Click […]

KWG 2017 Spelling Bee

  A full house enjoyed the Knoxville Writers’ Guild Spelling Bee Sept. 7! Audience members watched the spellers prevail or falter as they tackled the great words of literature! Cash prizes for winners, about 30 gifts donated by merchants and writers, and delicious consolation prizes given by Magpie’s Bakery and Union Ave books added to […]