2016 Quill Award Winner announced!
2016 Quill Gala
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Highland Springs Country Club
5400 S. Highland Springs Boulevard
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
2015 Quill Award inductees:
Randall Chowning and Larry Lee
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!