October 12, 2019 – (Key West, FL).  “The Library” to be theme of 2019 Tennessee Williams Month-Long Birthday Celebration

In recognition of literary icon Tennessee Williams’ patronage and devotion to the Monroe County Library in Key West, Key West Art & Historical Society announces “The Library” as the theme of the 2019 Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, set to run March 6 – April 1 at multiple Key West venues.

Each year a festival of events, including a limited ticket kick-off celebration, plein air painting, poetry and short story writing contests, live readings, lectures and museum tours, film showings, live theater events, and birthday party complete with cake and bubbly, honor the life and accomplishments of Williams, whose rise to stardom began with “The Glass Menagerie,” and continued with “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” and other dramatic masterpieces.

The 2019 celebration marks the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, poet, and artist’s 108thbirthday. A thirty-four year resident of the island, Williams was an avid patron and supporter of the Library in Key West, raising money to build its auditorium and making a rare, thirty-minute recording of a selection of his poetry expressly for them. The largest collection of Tennessee Williams memorabilia available in the world can be visited year-round at the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue in Key West.

Visit KWAHS.ORG for event dates and updates or contactDani Holliday, 305-295-6616 x 114. Sponsored in part by Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 

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“The Library” is to be the theme of the month-long 2019 Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, which launches March 6 and runs through April 1 at multiple Key West venues.