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 […]

Best Apps for Writers

Looking for some tech to organize your notes and thoughts? The New York Times recently listed some favorite mobile apps for the writing life. • Storyist is a full-featured writing app that provides easy formatting for manuscripts, screenplays, and novels. It can also help you keep and organize notes about characters, plot points, and scene […]

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 […]

Enjoy our new website!

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild has a new website! We hope you will visit often and enjoy it. Designed to be user-friendly for news-hungry writers, it will be a good way to stay in touch with what KWG offers — interesting speakers and programs, informative workshops, and a range of community-wide events, like our Second Annual […]

David Drews to head KWG publicity, web content

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild is pleased to introduce David Neil Drews, its new publicist and web content coordinator. Filmmaking, fiction writing and marketing for musicians and concerts are among his skills. A graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with degrees in Finance, English Literature, and English Education, Drews has a career background in […]

Your Words Here

As a member of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild, this blog is your blog. And this blog needs your words. What words does it need? Tell members about your new book. Share your insights on the writing life. Flog a class or workshop you are teaching. Share a post from your blog. Share the quirky writer […]