Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tennessee Williams Poet's Corner Induction

Free and open to the public. November 5, 2009.

American Poet's Corner: A Week of Celebration

With the induction of Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983) into the American Poets’ Corner, the Cathedral weaves one of America’s greatest playwrights into the fabric of the Arts Bay. Though he is primarily known for his plays and the vivid, raw characters into which he breathed life, Tennessee Williams also composed poetry.

Choral Evensong: Poetry of the Divine and the Mystic
Sunday, November 1, 4 pm
Guest homily offered by Roger Housden, author of many books, including For Lovers of God Everywhere: Poems of the Christian Mystics

An Evening to Commemorate Tennessee Williams
Thursday, November 5, 7 pm
Theatre luminaries, friends of Mr. Williams and people who were inspired by his life work, will take part in this historic celebration. Participants include Eli Wallach & Anne Jackson, Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, John Guare, Olympia Dukakis, John Patrick Shanley, Gregory Mosher, Sylvia Miles, William Jay Smith, Lenya Rideout, Jeremy Lawrence, Wyatt Prunty, David Kaplan, Thomas Keith, Mitch Douglas, and current Cathedral Poet-in-Residence Charles F. Martin. It is expected that additional friends and colleagues of Mr. Williams will also be taking part in the evening.

Choral Evensong: Induction of Tennessee Williams into the American Poets’ Corner
Sunday, November 8, 4 pm

A special Evensong Service to complete the tribute and unveil the stone inscribed with Mr. Williams’ line, “Time is the longest distance between two places,” from The Glass Menagerie. Poets associated with the Poets’ Corner, including Mr. Martin, and current electors and previous Poets-in-Residence will read from their works and offer tribute to Mr. Williams.

All events are free and open to the public


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