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 […]
How long have you been a member of the KWG? About a year. What kind of writing do you do? Fiction and poetry. What project are you working on now? I’m working on a story about rural Appalachia, gender identity, queerness, and intergenerational trauma. What is your writing goal? To finish my novel. Awards, prizes, […]
We’re pleased to spotlight Rhea Carmon and her writing life.
We are happy to announce our inaugural, monthly member spotlight — a new KWG feature and member benefit.
This month’s spotlight – Linda Parsons
Q&A with Bonny Millard, leader of 6/16/18 KWG Workshop, “Digging for Gold: Using Life’s Moments for Story Building” KWG: You are a seasoned writer. Do you still attend other writers’ workshops? Why or why not? Millard: Yes, when I have time. I used to attend those weekend two-day conferences, but unfortunately many of them have […]
Turning flat characters into authentically round ones requires several critical considerations. This is a fiction writing skill that Jeannette Brown has studied and applied. Her KWG workshop is Sunday May 19 10:00 am until noon. Jeanette has been writing fiction for decades, and along the way, whether she’s writing or reading fiction, she has discovered […]
Poet Rhea Carman will lead a workshop Saturday, April 14. Recently, she was willing to discuss what her workshop participants can look forward to: KWG: As a poet, one of your themes is contending with pain and utilizing poetry to help deal with pain. How did this become a focus for you? Did you discover […]
Seven p.m. April 12th, come listen to and discuss poetry created by two of our region’s premier poets: Liam Hysjulien and Marilyn Kallet. This program will be part of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild monthly gathering which has been rescheduled to the second Thursday of the month in order to honor Knoxville’s legendary poet Nikki Giovanni […]
This Saturday March 17th, Jesse Graves will lead a narrative poetry workshop, sponsored by the KWG. Our recent interview with Jesse–see below–reveals his expansive mindset on poetry, learning, and East Tennessee. Jesse Graves grew up in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, a community his ancestors settled in the 1780s. He is an Associate Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence […]
Last week, I caught up with our March 8th speaker: NPR regular contributor, Nina Martyris: KWG: In Mumbai, formerly Bombay, you were the books editor for the Times of India and then in 2009 you left to move to Knoxville and begin your career as an international freelance journalist. Why Knoxville? Has working out of […]
Saturday February 17th, writer Caitlin Hamilton Summie will lead a Knoxville Writers’ Guild sponsored workshop: What Works for Short Stories. The following short interview with her provides a glimpse of the possibilities awaiting this weekend’s workshop participants. KWG: You’re leading a KWG workshop on short story writing. As you began developing as a short story writer, […]