Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes to be held in Columbus

Downriver from Itawamba County, the Seventh Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes will be held in Columbus September 4-7. The three-day event will feature a number of Williams’ works, as well as lectures by some of his friends, scholars and historians. Columbus is the birthplace of the poet, author and playwright.

Parties, lectures, movies, exhibits and tours will all be a part of the tribute. Headlining the event will be Emmy Award winning actor Richard Thomas starring in two separate productions relating to Tennessee Williams.

Information about the social functions scheduled and other events during the festival may be found at the tribute’s website or by calling 1-800-327-2686.

The Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour is coordinated by the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes Volunteer Committee and sponsored by The Billups-Garth Foundation, The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mississippi University for Women, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Columbus Arts Council, Columbus Historic Foundation, Main Street Columbus, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Mississippi Humanities Council as well as funds and donations from area citizens and arts patrons.

Tennessee Williams photograph (World Telegram & Sun photo by O. Fernandez) courtesy of The Library of Congress (reproduction number LC-USZ62-128957)

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