- The Knoxville Writers' Guild meets the first Thursday of each month at the Laurel Theatre, 16th and Laurel. 7:00 p.m.
- Visitors are welcome.
- $2 donation requested.
Each meeting involves a brief summary of KWG activities followed by a program that includes noted individuals, both local and national, from the writing and publishing fields. Speakers and programs include:
December: Bill Landry, longtime host of WBIR-TV's "Heartland," will speak about his nonfiction book, “Appalachian Tales & Heartland Adventures” (Celtic Cat Publishing). The, 187-page coffee table book idescribes everything from moonshining to the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to a tourist who wanted to ride an elk. Landry hosted the popular series from 1984 until 2009.
January: Contest Winners of the KWG annual 2011 contests will read. For a full list of the winners, click here.
February: Glenn Meade, thriller writer, will talk about his internationally acclaimed novels which include the recent “The Second Messiah,” (Howard Books/ Brentwood/Simon & Schuster) about the possible existence of another messiah. “Snow Wolf” about a supposed CIA-led plot to kill Josef Stalin, and “Resurrection Day” about a terrorist seige on an American city. Meade completed that book three weeks before before 9/11.
March: Christopher Hebert, literary novelist and author of the forthcoming "The Boiling Season," due out in March from HarperCollins, will speak March 1. Hebert, who teaches at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, has spent time in Guatemala and taught in Mexico. "The Boiling Season" is a political novel and psychological study set on a backdrop of beauty and upheaval in Haiti.
April: Poetry. Speakers TBA.