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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spelling Bee Rules

The Bee is open to anyone ages 18 or older. The Bee is intended to be a fun, informal fundraiser for the Knoxville Writer’s Guild. Contestants do not have to be a member of the Knoxville Writer’s Guild to participate in the Bee. All words listed in the Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, may […]