Our Mission

We live in a society where people from older and younger generations are often kept separate, and yet strong ties between these groups are central to healthy communities. Generations Literary Alliance directly addresses this issue by using literary arts experiences to bring together older and younger generations, facilitating opportunities for shared intellectual and creative growth. Our programs provide the in-depth, meaningful interaction between generations that is currently lacking in our society, and participation mutually benefits people from both age groups, positively impacting our community as a result.

Our Team

President, CEO, and Treasurer – Laura M. Keigan, Phd

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.

Secretary – 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.

Additional Board Members

Briggite McCray

Shannon Reynolds


Johnathan “Courageous” Clark – Knox Generation instructor

Taria Person – Knox Generation instructor

Ed Sullivan – LifeWords instructor