A number of UT’s Creative Writing faculty read at events this summer to support Friends of Literacy. 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.”
In June, poets Marilyn Kallet, Arthur Smith, and Marcel Brouwers were featured readers at the Friend’s of Literacy fundraiser “Reader’s Night Out,” along with other local writers including Carole Ann Borges, Emily Stroud, and Pamela Schoenewaldt. The annual event, held at Union Ave Books, gives participants the opportunity to “mix and mingle” with local authors while supporting the Friends of Literacy organization.
In July, fiction writer, Michael Knight was the featured reader at Friends of Literacy’s “Books and Burgers” fundraising event held at the Orangery restaurant, which donates $5 for every burger sold to Friends of Literacy.