Tennessee Williams Birthday Party

When: March 26, 2024 5:00 PM

Where: Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040

The Tennessee Williams Museum celebrates the 113th birthday of renowned playwright Tennessee Williams with an array of events in March 2024. The main attraction, a birthday party at the museum on March 26 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, is open to all and features champagne, cake, and the announcement of winners in both the short story and poetry contests. These contests, integral to the celebration, invite submissions that reference Williams or his works, offering cash prizes for the top entries. Additionally, the museum curates special events such as:

  • Tennessee Williams 2024 Short Story Contest: Running from January 7 to March 10, 2024, this contest encourages authors to explore themes related to Williams, his characters, or actors from his plays and films.
  • Tennessee Williams 2024 Poetry Contest: Similar in structure to the short story contest, this competition fosters poetic expressions about Williams and his influential legacy.
  • Curator Tour of 'The Rose Tattoo': On March 1, 2024, Museum Curator Dennis Beaver leads a detailed tour at the Tennessee Williams Museum, focusing on the filming of 'The Rose Tattoo' in Key West.
  • Tennessee Williams' Key West Walking Tour: Scheduled for March 19, 2024, this walking tour, led by Dennis Beaver, explores Key West locations significant to Williams and his writing.

These events, part of the annual 'Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration' hosted by the Key West Art & Historical Society, honor the Pulitzer-prize winning author's contributions to literature and his 34-year residence in Key West. The festival includes a variety of activities such as fundraisers, plein air painting, lectures, museum tours, and film showings, all celebrating Williams' esteemed works like 'The Glass Menagerie', 'A Streetcar Named Desire', and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'. More details about the full schedule of events can be found at the Key West Art & Historical Society website.