Events to Interest Guild Members
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Thursday, July 5 : Enjoy KWG's Annual Open Mic Night!
March 23 Members of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild will have an opportunity to read their work at the Guild’s annual open mic night on Thursday, July 5., The event, which will be open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, at the corner of Laurel Avenue and 16th Street in Fort Sanders. A $2 donation is requested at the door. The building is handicapped accessible. Additional parking is available at Redeemer Church of Knoxville, 1642 Highland Ave. Please follow these event rules:
1) You must be a current member of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild. You can join or renew your membership before the readings begin. There will be a sign-up sheet at the door for those taking part. Writers sign up on a first come, first serve basis.
2) What you read should be your own work or that of another KWG member. If it will be the work of another KWG member, you are required to have permission to read his/her work.
3) Your reading time will be three or four minutes maximum, depending on the number of people who sign up. It’s not necessary that your reading last the full amount of time allotted. For example, if you have a one-minute poem and don’t have anything else you’d like to read, that would be fine..
4) What you read should be suitable for a general audience. In other words, please show courtesy to those attending. Think of approaching your reading as something to be shared and appreciated by one-and-all.
Open mike night is one of the most popular KWG meetings of the year. Arrive early to sign up and ensure a great seat.
Guild adds new genres to 2012 Contests!
The Knoxville Writers' Guild sponsors the following annual literary contests with more than $1,200 in prizes for poetry, fiction, and essays. Enter as many of these contests as you like: The newly extended deadline is midnight May 31. Previous contest winners can be viewed on the Contest Winners page and the Career Achievement Awards page for each year..
Poetry, in honor of Libba
Fiction, in honor of Leslie Garrett
Young Writers' Prize in Poetry
One Act Play/ Script
For guidelines and submission information....click here!
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