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Plans underway for Williams' 100th birthday


Special to The Dispatch



The planning committee for the Tennessee Williams 100th Birthday Celebration in Columbus met Nov. 18 at the Tennessee Williams Home Museum and Welcome Center with the Robinson and Associates Advertising Agency to plan national promotion of celebration events March 24-27, 2011, to honor two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tennessee Williams, born March 26, 1911, in Columbus.  


The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau has designated 2011 as "The Year of Tennessee." The March event will include a big band concert, plays, scholars discussions, unveiling of a historic marker, library display of Williams memorabilia and a birthday party/book signing at the Welcome Center for the public on March 26. 


The celebration has received a $15,000 anonymous gift for events to the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation of the CVB. For more information, visit the CVB website at, or call 662-328-0222.



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