Tennessee Williams' Key West Walking Tour
When: March 8, 2023 10:00 AM
Where: Waterfront Playhouse, 407 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040
The Key West Art & Historical Society is offering a unique walking tour of Tennessee Williams' Key West. Led by the Tennessee Williams Museum curator Dennis Beaver, this tour will take guests through the various iconic sites connected to the iconic playwright. Tour highlights include visiting the theaters, bars, hangouts and the clapboard home on Duncan Street that Williams considered to be his "true home". This tour will start at the Waterfront Playhouse at 10:00 a.m. and will finish at the Tennessee Williams Museum at 11:30 a.m. All guests should dress appropriately for an outdoor walk and are encouraged to bring along a hat and bottle of water. The cost for the tour is between $30.00 and $35.00.
This event is part of the 'Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration'.
Each March, Key West Art & Historical Society hosts the 'Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration', an annual month-long series of arts and cultural events. This festival celebrates the life and accomplishments of Pulitzer-prize winning literary icon Tennessee Williams, who moved to Key West in 1949 and remained a resident for 34 years. Events include fundraisers, plein air painting, poetry and short story writing contests, lectures, museum tours, film showings, live theater events and a birthday party. The celebration is an opportunity to honor the legacy of Williams and his famous works such as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest
In celebration of Tennessee Williams' 112th Birthday, the Key West Art & Historical Society is holding a Poetry Writing Contest. Entries must be 30 lines or less and must reference Williams in some way. Prizes include a $200 First Place prize and publication on the Society's website, as well as a $100 Second Place prize. Submissions are due by March 11th, 2023, and the winners will be announced on March 26th at a special Birthday Party at the Tennessee Williams Museum.
Tennessee Williams Short Story Contest
Open to everyone, the contest requires submissions to be between 1,500 to 4,000 words and must in some way reference Tennessee Williams. Prizes of $200 for first place and $100 for second place, along with publication on the Society's website, will be awarded. Submissions are open until March 11, 2023, with winners announced at a special Birthday Party at the Tennessee Williams Museum on March 26, 2023.
Tennessee Williams Films shown at Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton Street:
- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
6-March from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
13-March from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- This Property is Condemned
20-March from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM