Historic Rugby Writer’s Series: Sam Venable

Historic Rugby
Event Location: 
Rebecca Johnson Theatre, Historic Rugby Visitor Centre, 5517 Rugby Hwy., State Scenic Hwy 52, Rugby, TN 37733
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Historic Rugby Writer's Series presents Sam Venable, a humor columnist for the Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel. In September 2014, he retired from daily duties at the News Sentinel but continues to write a twice-weekly column for the Features section. Sam is a native of Knoxville.

Sam is a member of the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame (Class of 2009) and Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame (Class of 2014). Winner of more than three dozen state, regional and national writing awards, Sam has been widely published outside the newspaper field. Sam is the author of thirteen books:

In recent years, Sam has become popular as a comedic entertainer. He delivers his bizarre look on a wide variety of topics: everything from how to speak “hillbillyeze,” to the insanity of ever-present warning labels, as well as coping with the nutty life in which we live, and the perils of growing older. Also, he has teamed with three other entertainers—TV personality Bill Landry, singer/storyteller Elizabeth Rose, and hillbilly funnyman Jim Claborn—on the “Talk Is Cheap” comedy tour, playing at venues throughout the region.

Admission to this event is free, For more information, see http://www.historicrugby.org.