Following the success of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild (KWG) First Spelling Bee, the KWG is happy to announce plans for a second bee, with even more intergenerational and challenging fun.

The second Annual Adult Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The competition will be open to ages 15 and up, providing a great opportunity for high school age youth to compete with teachers, parents, and community adults. Words will be drawn from vocabulary used in great literature as well as from other non-technical sources. The Bee will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 201 East Third Avenue. The building is accessible, and free parking is available.

Brandon Hollingsworth will be the pronouncer for this year’s Bee.

Major funding has already been received from the Pilot Flying J Corporation and Testprep Experts. Additional funding will be sought, as well as door prizes for spellers and supporters.  

Competitors will be limited to the first 40 registrations. The entry fee is $10. Participants do not need to be KWG members. There will be cash prizes for first and second place winners, as well as other door prizes. Spectator admission to the event will be a suggested donation of $2.

To register click on “Register” in the Event Registration button on this page.

Rules can be found here.

For more information on the Bee contact Spelling Bee Manager Michael K. Smith of Testprep Experts at  



Bookings are closed for this event.

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