2022 Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration

Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration Events

In celebration of Tennessee Williams, the Pulitzer-prize winning literary icon that moved to Key West in 1949 and remained a resident for 34 years, Key West Art & Historical Society hosts an annual ‘Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration,’ a month-long series of arts and cultural events that takes place each March at multiple Key West venues.

This yearly festival of events often includes a museum fundraiser, plein air painting, poetry and short story writing contests, lectures, museum tours, film showings, live theater events and a birthday party complete with cake and bubbly to 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.

(Due to COVID-19, the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration will be scaled back in 2022 to maintain safety protocols.)

Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest

In commemorating Tennessee Williams’s 111th Birthday, the 2022 Birthday Celebration includes a poetry contest that is open to everyone.  There is no specific theme for the 2022 Poetry Competition; however, […]

Tennessee Williams Short Story Contest

In commemorating Tennessee Williams’s 111th Birthday, the 2022 Birthday Celebration includes a short story contest that is open to everyone.  There is no specific theme for the 2022 Short Story […]

Tennessee Williams Film | The Night of the Iguana

The Night of the Iguana is a 1964 American drama film directed by John Huston, based on the 1961 play of the same name by Tennessee Williams.  It stars Richard […]

Two by Tennessee @ Waterfront Playhouse

Two by Tennessee: This Property is Condemned and The Lady of Larkspur Lotion Waterfront Playhouse March 13, 2022 | 8pm The Waterfront Playhouse will feature This Property is Condemned, a […]

Tennessee Williams Film | Baby Doll

Baby Doll is a 1956 American dramatic black comedy film directed by Elia Kazan, and starring Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, and Eli Wallach. It was produced by Kazan and Tennessee […]

Curator Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum | The Rose Tattoo

KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum as part of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum […]

Curator Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum

KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum on Tennessee Williams’ 111th Birthday!  Led by Curator, […]

The Poetry and Prose of Tennessee Williams – An Evening with Fringe Theater

The Poetry and Prose of Tennessee Williams – An Evening with Fringe Theater The Poetry and Prose of Tennessee Williams is a collection of provocative poems and excerpts from short […]

Tennessee Williams Birthday Party & Fundraiser

Tennessee Williams turns 111 this March! Join us at the Tennessee Williams Museum (513 Truman Avenue) for champagne and cake on April 1 (a bit belated, but better late than […]

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