Sam Venable has written for the Knoxville News Sentinel since 1970, first as outdoors editor and since 1985 as a
columnist specializing in humor. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and author of 14 books. His most
recent book is “The Joke’s on YOU! All I Did Was Empty My Files.”
Sam is a member of the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame and Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame.
Winner of more than three dozen state, regional and national writing awards, Sam has been widely published outside the newspaper field.
March 5, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm