Art & Historical Society Hosts Tennessee Williams Writing Contest


The Key West Art & Historical Society invites poets and writers to submit works for the 2022 Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short Story Writing Competitions – components of the upcoming Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration. Williams (pictured) lived in Key West for 34 years. KEY WEST ART AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

As the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration approaches, the Key West Art & Historical Society invites poets and writers to submit original works for the 2022 Poetry and Short Story Writing Contests – Elements of the Celebration annual held each March in honor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning literary icon who moved to Key West in 1949 and remained a resident for 34 years.

While there is no specific theme for the 2022 writing contests, submissions must reference Tennessee Williams in some way. Authors may choose to write a story that references Williams, his family, one of his characters, or one of the actors/actresses who have had a role in his plays or movies. The cost is $10 per submission and is limited to one poem and/or short story per person. The first place winner of each contest will receive $200 while the second place winner will receive $100. Submissions will be accepted until March 13. For complete contest information, guidelines, and a submission link, visit

The Tennessee Williams Museum at 513 Truman Ave. is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday for self-guided tours. Information: 305-295-6616 or ¦


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