Seeds of Imagination: A Legacy of Readers Luncheon to Benefit Imagination Library of Knox Co.
A splendiferous online affair to benefit Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County

Please join the Advisory Board of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County on Thursday September 17 at noon to honor Dr. Nick Geidner for his outstanding work in producing The Library that Dolly Built. 

We are pleased to present a virtual experience with flair. Visit friends at your "table," play Dolly trivia, win prizes, and more! Your ticket price of only $15 will provide books for a child in Knox County for a year.


If you are unable to attend the event, you can still show your support by making a donation.


For more information, contact Danielle Velez,, (865) 215-8784.

Honoring Dr. Nick Geidner 

 Dr. Nick Geidner is a professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at UTK. He teaches advanced reporting, data journalism, and documentary production. Geidner runs the award-winning documentary program, Land Grant Films. Geidner holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he studied political communication. Geidner lives in Knoxville, Tenn. with his wife, Shelby, and two sons, Henry (age 6) and Sammy (age 1), who inspired their Dad to explore this subject. 

Making the Dolly-mentary (soon to be released) involved a student crew who not only learned excellent storytelling techniques and technical skills, but also provided them with a world class opportunity to meet and film Dolly Parton. 

Recognizing our partners

This event was made possible by the Boyd Foundation, Joe & Pat Johnson, Liz Stowers, James & Courtney Choo, Scott & Sarah Griswold, Rachel & Marc Kinney, Doug & Bonny Naugher, The Scott Family, Matt & Kelly Taylor, and our friends at: