The 2019 East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame is over, but there's still time to get an autographed book by one of this year's inductees with your gift of $100 or more. Click below to make your donation and select your book.
Check out photos of the 2019 event on the Awards Gala page!
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.