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Friends of Literacy Fundraising Event Features Poets Kallet, Smith, & Brouwers

This year’s “Readers Night Out”  is Thursday, June 13th, from 6-8pm, at Union Ave. Books, and features poets Marilyn Kallet, Arthur Smith, and Marcel Brouwers as well as other local writers including Carole Ann Borges and Emily Stroud.  The event is a fundraiser for Knoxville’s Friends of Literacy program. Friends of Literacy is a volunteer program whose mission is to “support the delivery of free, high-quality literacy and adult education programs for adults in Knox County who are inadequately educated to meet the challenges of daily life.”

The event gives participants the opportunity to “mix and mingle” with local authors while supporting the Friends of Literacy organization.  Union Ave Books is located in downtown Knoxville at 517 Union Avenue.

Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door, with proceeds benefiting Friends of Literacy. Tickets can be purchased online atwww.friendsofliteracy.org or by calling 865-549-7007.

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