Meet Our Team

Dr. Laura KeiganPresident, CEO, and Secretary – Dr. Laura Keigan

Laura is a recent graduate of Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, where she earned a Ph.D. in nineteenth-century British literature. Her scholarly interests include Shakespeare appropriation and nineteenth-century periodical poetry, but she’s also pretty keen on historical fiction and sci-fi/fantasy. After spending nearly a decade in the Deep South, she’s happy to be back home in Knoxville with her husband and two daughters.




Beth Nelson

Beth is a seasoned  educator at Fulton High School, where she’s taught for 12 years and has served on numerous committees and teams. She holds a master’s degree in English Education from UTK and frequently mentors interns and novice teachers. In 2013-2014, she was selected Health Science Teacher of the Year and one of Fulton’s Teachers of the Year, honors which speak to her professional expertise and passion for helping students.


Treasurer – Celia Hollon

Celia works as a public relations professional, currently focusing on grassroots community initiatives and non-profit development. While she consults with clients from LA to NY, she calls Downtown Knoxville home. She is a lifelong book lover, artist, slight nerd, and travel aficionado.


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  1. Your unable to donate via smartphone you can only donate when you on a computer or on an iPad there’s no donation but that’s easy for me to you know have somebody donate to and I’m trying to raise money for the $250 that’s needed for the Youth Initiative for the you slam my name is Michael Redman and you can reach me via email or call me at 518-605-0446 I’m very interested in helping in any way I can I think the program is awesome and would love to learn more currently I’m trying to raise the rest of the money I fortunate enough to raise $51 this evening thank you for the opportunity it was the best part of doing poetry

    1. Thanks for letting us know about the glitch! Work on getting it fixed. Thank you so much for your support!

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