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December 26, 2019 – (Key West, FL). Tennessee Williams Museum to offer monthly first-Sunday curator tours with free entry for locals; annual Tennessee Williams writing contests now open to competitors

The Tennessee Williams Museum, located at 513 Truman Avenue, will offer a series of tours led by Museum Curator Dennis Beaver starting Sunday, January 5 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. The January tour will focus on the premiere of “The Rose Tattoo,” Williams’s classic film based on his Tony Award-winning Broadway play of the same name and which had its Key West debut at the San Carlos Institute on January 19, 1956.

Subsequent Tennessee Williams Museum curator tours will take place Sunday, February 2 and Sunday, March 1, both from 2:00pm – 3:00pmLocals can attend for free as Key West Art & Historical Society provides Monroe County residents with free admission on the first Sunday of each month to the Tennessee Williams Museum along with the three other properties under its stewardship—the Custom House Museum, Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters, and Fort East Martello Museum.

Additionally, Key West Art & Historical Society invites poets and writers to submit original works for the 2020 Poetry and Short Story writing contests – components of the annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration held each March in honor of the great American writer. All poems and stories must reference “The Women of Tennessee Williams,” which can be loosely interpreted. Cost is $20 per submission and is limited to one poem and/or one short story per person. The first-place winner will be awarded $200 and the second-place winner $100 for each contest. Submissions will be accepted through March 8, 2020. For full contest information, guidelines, and a submission link visit KWAHS.ORG and click on ‘tickets.’

The Tennessee Williams Museum on 513 Truman Avenue is open daily for self-guided tours 9:30am-4:30pm. For more information, contact Key West Art & Historical Society at 305-295-6616 or visit WWW.KWAHS.ORG.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.


Tennessee Williams Museum Curator Dennis Beaver, left, will be leading a tour once a month beginning on Sunday, January 5 at the museum located at 513 Truman Avenue. Additionally, Key West Art & Historical Society is now accepting submissions for the annual Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short Story writing contests.