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It’s been almost two months since we launched our redesigned website and while the feedback has been mostly positive we realized there are still a number of things we need to work on. One of the biggest areas of concern is an inability to login. We did our best to migrate all the user information […]

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 […]

Member spotlight: Rhea Carmon

Rhea Carmon: Poet, Performer, Mentor & KWG Member Stunning performance poet, math teacher, mentor, and mother, new KWG member Rhea Carmon is making an outsized contribution to the lives, the arts, the souls and the academic futures of Knoxville youth, and is at the forefront of women’s slam and performance art in our community. Consider: […]

Member spotlight: keifel a. agostini

Keifel started his writing career with bad poems and satire for self-published zine in 1995 before moving on to feature writing and television reviews for two of the daily newspapers in Trinidad and Tobago. Since the early 2000s keifel has maintained a blog where he occasionally writes short-form essays filled with run-on sentences. He was […]

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 […]

Novelist, Julia Watts: Ways to Write Great Beginnings and Ways to Use the Good, Bad, & Ugly from Critiques

At 7:00pm on November 2, veteran novelist, Julia Watts, will share her methods for creating story beginnings that invite the reader to keep reading. She will also discuss how she handles both negative and positive feedback during her writing process. Ms. Watts is the author of over a dozen novels, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning […]

Writers Beware & Be Informed: How to Navigate the Worlds of Copyright and Libel

Who: Intellectual property attorney Mark P. Crockett presents and leads Q&A; this program is open to the public with suggested $2 donation for the Knoxville Writers Guild When: Thursday October 5 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. Where:  Central United Methodist Church, Knoxville TN What we don’t know about libel and copyright could cost us money, time, […]