2019 Awards Gala
Friday, September 20, 6:30 pm, Southern Railway Station
Click "Inductees" to see the writers being recognized this year!
Thanks to our 2019 sponsors: Knoxville News Sentinel, WNOX Radio, 21st Mortgage, Herron-Connell Insurance, KPMG, LHP Capital, Pilot Flying J, John Becker Photography, Pellissippi State Community College, UT English Department, and UT Libraries .
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, beginning in May. 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 in September at a gala awards ceremony.