The Knoxville Writers’ Guild will host its popular holiday Open Mic and Potluck on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Members and anyone curious about KWG are encouraged to attend and to bring a covered dish or snack to share.

The event, which will be open to the public, will be in the Fellowship Hall of the church, 201 E. Third Ave. This handicapped accessible building offers plentiful free parking. A $2 donation at the door is suggested.

This is a wonderful event to meet other writers, buy and sell books, and enjoy holiday food with friends!

Guidelines for readers include:

1) You must be a current member of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild to read or sell books, although anyone may come to listen, mix and mingle. You can join or renew your membership before the readings begin. To establish speaker order, there will be a sign-up sheet at the door for those taking part.

2) What you read should be your own work or another guild members’. 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 to four minutes maximum, depending on the number of people who sign up.

4) What you read should be suitable for a general audience.

Members who wish to sell books will be given table space.


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 can be found at: