2023 East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame
Friday, March 24th, 5:45-9 pm, The Foundry on the Fair Site, Knoxville
Honoring this year's Writers Hall of Fame inductees, with performances by Hall of Fame members
Scott Miller, RB Morris, Alan Gratz, Michael Knight, and Linda Parsons
Friends of Literacy established the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame in 2004 to honor local and regional writers who have created an outstanding body of work. Hall of Fame categories include lifetime achievement, fiction, nonfiction, journalism, poetry, social media, playwriting, songwriting, children's literature, and young adult literature. In 2018, we presented the inaugural jurors' award for outstanding contribution to East Tennessee culture and literacy. In 2021, we added an emerging writer award.
Nominations are accepted from the public 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 the annual Hall of Fame Awards Gala.