The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of two of the most important American writers of the 20th century, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, explodes onto the screen In Truman & Tennessee, a masterful collage of archival material, including talk show appearances with Dick Cavett and David Frost, with clips from some of the duo’s memorable movie adaptions: A Streetcar Named Desire,
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and In Cold Blood.
For more information about the film and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Join the discussion on Monday, June 28 at 7:00 PM with Nick Norwood, director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, and Karen Clark, a board member of River River Writers Circle, moderated by writer and filmmaker Juliana Roth. Register for the discussion HERE.
Want to learn more? Check out this selection of books and films
by and about Truman Capote & Tennessee Williams.
Portraits and Observations: the essays of Truman Capote
Too Brief a Treat: the letters of Truman Capote
In Cold Blood
The Early Stories of Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's DVD
Lost Friendships: a memoir of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, & Others
Tennessee Williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh
The Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams
The Collected Plays of Tennessee Williams
Collected Stories of Tennessee Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire DVD
June is Pride Month! We felt it was best to come up with a book list that reflects the current topics being discussed when it comes to LGBTQIA rights and awareness so many of these books reflect transgender and gender nonconforming experiences.
Becoming a Visible Man
Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
Don't Call Us Dead
Fairest: A Memoir
Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children
Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us
Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York
The Last Time I Wore a Dress
Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993
My Husband Betty: Love, Sex and LIfe with a Crossdresser
Neplantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color
The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public Schools
She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
Interested in learning about Juneteenth and what it means? Check out our recommendations below! For additional material and resources check out our Combating Racism Page!
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America
Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery
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