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 […]

Knoxville Writers’ Guild is accepting submissions to fall writing contest

As autumn approaches, the concept of family moves closer to the center of our thoughts and activities. With this in mind, the Knoxville Writers’ Guild is opening its first Autumn Writing Contest with ‘Family’ as the theme. We invite submissions that examine the complex nature of families and our relationships and the bonds that join […]

Three Minutes for Your Guild

Hi Everyone, I just took the KWG new survey, and it took no more than three minutes, and it’s this easy: Website home page When you see the survey illustration click on “Read More” Take 10 question survey. The Guild mostly exists to benefit its membership, and spending these three minutes will help us know […]

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 […]