2016 Quill Award Winner announced!

 

               Ron Powers   Born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1941, Mr. Powers has always had a fascination for his hometown and another famous man who lived there: Mark Twain.  Several of Powers' books are about the famous Missourian and the town from which they both hailed. Ron Powers worked as a TV and radio critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and was the first tv critic to win the highly-respected Pulitzer Prize.   In 2000, the book he co-wrote with James Bradley, Flags of our Fathers, was #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.  Mr. Powers has also won the Colby Award (for Flags of Our Fathers) and an Emmy for his work on CBS Sunday Morning.

               Ron Powers

 

Born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1941, Mr. Powers has always had a fascination for his hometown and another famous man who lived there: Mark Twain.  Several of Powers' books are about the famous Missourian and the town from which they both hailed.

Ron Powers worked as a TV and radio critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and was the first tv critic to win the highly-respected Pulitzer Prize.  

In 2000, the book he co-wrote with James Bradley, Flags of our Fathers, was #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. 

Mr. Powers has also won the Colby Award (for Flags of Our Fathers) and an Emmy for his work on CBS Sunday Morning.

2016 Quill Gala

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Highland Springs Country Club
5400 S. Highland Springs Boulevard
Springfield, Missouri

Evening Schedule
6:00 p.m. – Silent Auction and Cocktail Hour
7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. – Induction of Ron Powers into the Writers Hall of Fame

All proceeds benefit the Student Scholarship Fund
Tickets available by calling Kathy McQueen at 417-368-1231 or order online at

http://bpt.me/2503885

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Quill Award inductees:

Randall Chowning and Larry Lee

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Each year the Writers Hall of Fame selects a distinguished writer with ties to Missouri to receive its highest honor, the Quill Award.

This year the distinction goes to two accomplished songwriters: Randle Chowning and Larry Lee.  They met as young men and helped found a band that put Springfield on the map.  As part of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Chowning and Lee helped propel the group to international success before moving on to many other noteworthy projects.  They continue to write and perform together as Beyond Reach.

The Quill Award serves as a reminder of the importance of writing and encourages young people to develop their own joy for the art.  Included in the evening will be live and silent auctions, offering a wonderful variety of items you can bid on to raise money for the Writers Hall of Fame scholarship fund for young writers!