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14th Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute & Tour of Victorian Homes on September 6-13, 2015 in Columbus, Mississippi

14th Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute & Tour of Victorian Homes
September 6-13, 2015
in Columbus, Mississippi
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THE SOUTHERN LITERARY TRAIL connects southern places in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi that inspired great American writers to create classic fiction and plays. The inspiration continues. Every two years, the Trail's organizers host Trailfest, the only tri-state literary festival in the United States with free events, theatrical performances and heritage tours. Trailfest returns in 2015.


The Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes
returns for a 14th year in Columbus, Mississippi, from
September 6 to 13, 2015.

The Southern Literary Trail is an enthusiastic supporter of the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes returning for its 14th year in the playwright's birthplace of Columbus, Mississippi. Play performances, tours, culinary events and "Suddenly Last Summer" at Mississippi University for Women highlight the week-long celebration. Broadway actor Joel Vig encores his acclaimed show "Truman Talks Tennessee" that he debuted at the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival in March 2015 to a packed house in the historic Hotel Monteleone and rave reviews. Vig stars as Truman Capote, who recalls his friend Tennessee posthumously.

A library table talk will focus upon the women in the career of Tennessee Williams, and Breakfast with the Scholars features Dr. Kenneth Holditch, a frequent Trail speaker and friend of the playwright's. An elegant noon luncheon at Lee Home with music by the Suzuki Strings Ensemble will provide a soothing retreat from the Stella Shouting Contest on the streets of Columbus and the talented voices of Poetry Out Loud at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. This Tribute annually prepares a calendar of attractions for everyone. Link to the Tribute brochure for full information and ticket orders. Also, call 662-328-2787.

  
F. Scott Fitzgerald - His Montgomery, Al., home with wife Zelda is a Trail destination. (Portrait by Maralyn Wilson)GALLERY OF WRITERS

Birmingham, Alabama, artist Maralyn Wilson has created encaustic portraits of the Trail's writers that capture both their mystery and their "luminosity." From here, view the series and navigate pentimento.

Photo at Right: F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose Montgomery, Al., home with wife Zelda is a Trail destination. (Portrait by Maralyn Wilson)

 
ALBUMS FROM PAST EVENTS:

Interviews and Tours (Pictured: Joel Vig)   2007 Hellman Wyler Festival   John Davis Plays Blind Tom,  February 2015   Tennessee Williams: The Alabama Tribute, March 2015
Interviews and Tours plus the Lillian E. Smith Symposium 2015   2007 Hellman Wyler Festival   John Davis Plays Blind Tom,  February 2015   Tennessee Williams:
The Alabama Tribute,
March 2015
             
"Exposures and Reflections,"  An Exhibit of Eudora Welty's Photographs   Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival 2015   Zelda Fitzgerald's Paperdoll Paintings at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2011  
"Exposures and Reflections," An Exhibit of Eudora Welty's Photographs   Tennessee Williams/
New Orleans Literary Festival 2015
  Zelda Fitzgerald's Paperdoll Paintings at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2011   50th anniversary of the film "To Kill a Mockingbird"
(Photo courtesy of Monroe County Heritage Museums)
              
              
    Encyclopedia of Alabama     
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MISSISSIPPI
   
Clarksdale: Tennessee Williams
   
Columbus: Tennessee Williams
Eudora Welty
   
Como: Stark Young
   
Greenville: Walker Percy
Shelby Foote
   
Jackson: Eudora Welty
Richard Wright
Margaret W. Alexander
   
Natchez: Richard Wright
   
New Albany: Borden Deal
William Faulkner
   
Oxford: William Faulkner
 
ALABAMA
   
Demopolis: Lillian Hellman
   
Hartselle: William Bradford Huie
   
Mobile: Eugene Walter
William March
Albert Murray
   
Monroeville: Truman Capote
Harper Lee
   
Montgomery: Zelda S. Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald
   
Tuskegee: Ralph Ellison
Albert Murray
 
GEORGIA
   
Atlanta: Margaret Mitchell
Joel Chandler Harris
   
Blairsville: Byron Herbert Reece
   
Clayton: Lillian Smith
   
Columbus: Carson McCullers
   
Milledgeville: Flannery O’Connor
Alice Walker
   
Moreland: Erskine Caldwell
   
Savannah: Flannery O’Connor