Please join us for
A Virtual Celebration of Writers
April 29, 2021, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Free tickets available now.
Friends of Literacy established the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame in 2004, to honor the contributions of local and regional writers to our culture and history. Hall of Fame categories include lifetime achievement, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, social media, playwriting, songwriting, children's literature, and the jurors' award for outstanding contribution to East Tennessee culture and literacy. Regardless of category, inductees into the Hall of Fame entertain, inspire, and inform us through the written word.
Nominations are accepted each year. An independent panel of judges evaluates nominees based on recognition within the writer’s field, longevity, quality, and volume of work. All nominees must have been born in, currently reside in, or have a body of work related to the East Tennessee region.
Inductees are recognized at a gala awards ceremony.