Knoxville Writers meet January 5

New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer will talk about changes in the publishing industry at the 7 p.m., Jan. 5, 2016 meeting of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild. The public is invited to the program, which will be at the Fellowship Hall of Knoxville’s Central United Methodist Church, 201 East Third Avenue. Enter at the back, where parking is free and plentiful. Admission is a suggested $2. The building is handicapped accessible.

Mayer, author of more than 70 books including the #1 bestselling series Area 51, Atlantis, and the Green Berets, will help authors navigate through the latest information on various forms of publishing options.

“Publishing is changing exponentially, and today’s writer must be aware of these changes in order to succeed. This workshop is designed to help authors navigate through the latest information on various forms of publishing options,” he said.

He will talk about traditional, ePublishing, Print on Demand, self-publishing, vanity, and more. “We will cover the advantages and disadvantages all these venues to help you, the writer, decide what’s the best choice for you and your work,” he said.

Mayer is a graduate of West Point and a former Green Beret (including commanding an A-Team). Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world (usually not the tourist spots), he now lives peacefully with his wife and two Labs. His web site is www.bobmayer.com.


Knox Library Book Sale is June 25-28

Knox County Public Library’s 2016 Annual Used Book Sale will be held June 25–28, 2016 at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.

Thousands of beautiful used books will be on sale to benefit the Knox County Public Library. From Members Only Day on June 25 through Bag Sale Day on June 28, this year’s sale offers great book bargains for everyone.

Knoxville residents can support Friends of the Knox County Public Library in 2016 by registering a Kroger Plus Card and choosing Friends as the recipient.

Participants earn points for the library with every purchase that will be converted into dollars of support for Friends. Participants still receive Kroger Plus Card discounts just like before, and benefit the library at the same time.

Follow these easy steps to link your card to Friends: Register your card online—create an account, then enter your email, favorite store, and Kroger Plus Card number. At the bottom of your Account Summary, click Enroll under Community Rewards, and either enter our Kroger Non Profit number (65466) or just search for Friends of the Knox County Public Library.

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Knoxville Writers host holiday meetup

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Members of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild writing groups will share their works and hold a mix and mingle potluck for the 2015 December monthly program. Both current members and those simply curious about joining the guild are encouraged to attend and to bring a covered dish.

The event, which will be open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3 at Central United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 201 E. Third Ave. CUMC is a new venue for monthly KWG programs, and attendees should enter off of the large parking lot behind the church. A $2 donation is requested at the door. The building is handicapped accessible.

About the new venue, KWG president, Donna Kapa, said, “The church can host our general meetings as well as our workshops in a variety of comfortable, hospitable and affordable rooms.”

More than 15 writing groups are currently part of the KWG, with genres including poetry, playwriting, literary fiction, crime and mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, prompt writing and creative non-fiction. The guild also features two groups specifically designed for teen writers. A representative from most groups will be available, and writers are encouraged to bring copies of their books to sell in anticipation of the holidays. Sales tables will also be provided for those KWG members not currently part of one of the groups.

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild exists to facilitate a broad and inclusive community for area writers, provide a forum for information, support and sharing among writers, help members improve and market their writing skills and promote writing and creativity. Additional information about KWG can be found at www.KnoxvilleWritersGuild.org.


Knoxville Writers Guild invite new members

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Members of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild writing groups will share their works and hold a mix and mingle potluck for December’s monthly program. The event, which will be open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at the Laurel Theater, at the corner of Laurel Avenue and 16th Streets (in Fort Sanders).

Both current members and those simply curious about joining the guild are encouraged to attend and to bring a covered dish. 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.

More than 15 writing groups are currently part of the KWG, with genres including poetry, playwriting, literary fiction, crime and mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, prompt writing and creative non-fiction. The guild also features two groups specifically designed for teen writers. A representative from most groups will be available, and writers are encouraged to bring copies of their books to sell in anticipation of the holidays. Sales tables will also be provided for those KWG members not currently part of one of the groups.

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild exists to facilitate a broad and inclusive community for area writers, provide a forum for information, support and sharing among writers, help members improve and market their writing skills and promote writing and creativity.

Additional information about KWG can be found at www.KnoxvilleWritersGuild.org.


Knoxville writers host July open mic night

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – 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 3, 2014. 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.

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