Awards Gala 2002
Part of the Knoxville Writers' Guild mission is "to promote writing and creativity in the wider community through education, publication, and sponsorship of writing-related events." This year, we have added another goal: to begin a tradition of honoring local writers whose career achievements deserve the recognition of the wider community that is the Knoxville metropolitan area and our region as a whole.
As the idea for this award began to take shape, the KWG board of directors voted unanimously to make Knoxville author and journalist Carson Brewer the annual award's first recipient.
Brewer began his career with the Knoxville News-Sentinel in 1945, immediately following completion of his Army duties during WWII. While reporting virtually every sort of news published by the paper, he (with his journalist wife, Alberta Trulock Brewer), wrote the folk history Valley So Wild (1975) chronicling life in the Little Tennessee River region. Brewer also authored A Wonderment of Mountains: The Great Smokies (1981) and his Hiking in The Great Smokies (1962), which has sold more than 150,000 copies in 15 printings.
In columns and feature articles, Brewer helped bring the Dogwood Arts Festival, the Smoky Mountains and many other facets of our area to life for three generations of News-Sentinel readers. Officially retired from the paper since 1985, Brewer continues to write a column that appears two Sundays in each month. He also has gone on to write four more books celebrating and documenting our region.
Please join KWG in applauding writer Carson Brewer for the myriad achievements of his career.
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Thank you note from Carson and Alberta Brewer:
Dear Knoxville Writers