Authors Guild of Tennessee is a group of about fifty professional writers who live in East Tennessee. Many of our stories are set in this area, reflecting either its present-day culture or its history.

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Mission Statement: To support, encourage, and facilitate our members in their writing projects, and to promote their work on social media, at fairs, festivals, book signing events, and in local retail stores.

Randall Carpenter gives a talk at the AGT January Meeting on how to Develop Character, Integrity and Respect in your Life.

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The Featured Genre for the month of February is Humor

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Sun, 27 Jan 2019
| AGT Blog |

Being a Christian in life is sometimes difficult. But if we look at it like the rest of our life, it may be easier than we think. We ac... Read More


By: Sam Bledsoe on Fri, 11 Jan 2019

In July of 2019, there will be a special promotion for Science Fiction enthusiasts. The first week of the month, e-books may be down... Read More

Writing a Wrong

By: Cheryl Peyton on Sun, 06 Jan 2019
| Featured | Essay |

For the past month I’ve been working on renovating my new house alongside a contractor's crew of about eight men who rotate, dependin... Read More

Writing Circles at Authors Guild

By: Cheryl Peyton on Wed, 02 Jan 2019

In reading your responses to my questionnaire, I learned that several of you liked the idea of forming small critique groups in various... Read More

Awards and contests

By: Susan Kite on Wed, 26 Dec 2018
| AGT Blog |

First, I want to thank Bobbi for posting her email about writing contests that are free. I am definitely going to check that one out. ... Read More

Angel on the Highway - By Carroll Helm

By: Sam Bledsoe on Fri, 14 Dec 2018

Angel on the Highway It was a cold Friday evening in February and I was traveling through the Smokey Mountains on Interstate 40 betwee... Read More

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AGT Weekly Radio Show - Sunday Mornings @ 8:35 a.m.

The Authors Page, a production of AGT and WUOT, is a weekly segment airing on Sunday mornings at 8:35 a.m., hosted by AGT member and award-winning author/artist Jody Sims. Each week, Jody shares the back-story of a famous (or sometimes not-so-well known) author who is from Tennessee, or who has written about Tennessee. Encouraging the development of higher literacy is an important component of AGT’s mission. The Authors Page is just one way AGT is able to enhance the reading experience by getting to know authors more personally, discovering details about their books, and often finding inspiration through their challenges or successes.