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2024 East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame
Friday, April 19th, 6-9 pm, The Foundry on the Fair Site, Knoxville
Honoring the 2024 Writers Hall of Fame inductees and honorees, with entertainment by Hall of Fame members Rhea Carmon, Catherine Landis, Jesse Mayshark, Todd Steed, and master of ceremonies Frank Murphy
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 and honorees are recognized at the annual Hall of Fame Awards Gala.