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Clarksdale to host Tennessee Williams Festival

Oct. 11, 2002

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Clarksdale, Mississippi, one of two Mississippi towns in which playwright Tennessee Williams lived as a child, will once again host a festival in his honor. The Tenth Annual Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival is scheduled for October 17-19, with most events taking place at the Clarksdale Station, next door to the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale.

Festivities include screenings of films about Williams and based on his plays, live performances and readings of his plays, and scholarly lectures and discussions of Williams’ works.

Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, with fees starting at $10.00 to cover admission to presentations, porch plays, workshops, and drama competition. Some events, such as a reception at Belle Clark Mansion and a dinner at Uncle Henry’s, cost extra and require reservations by Oct. 15.

For more information, contact the Clarksdale Chamber of Commerce at (662) 627-7337, or visit their web site at for a complete schedule of events and links to additional information.

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