Tennessee Williams Induction
The MSU Riley Entertainment Center in Meridian has created a "Walk of Fame" for famous Mississippi artists. In recent dedication ceremonies Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty and William Faulkner were selected as the first literary figures along with Mississippi musicians Jimmie Rogers and B. B King. Pictured at the ceremonies are (l to r) Mississippi Lt. Governor Phil Bryant; Meridian Mayor Hon. Cheri Barry; Brenda Caradine, Columbus Tennessee Williams Tribute Chair; Marty Stuart, Grammy Recording Artist from Philadelphia , Mississippi; his wife Connie Smith, Country Music Artist; and Betty Lou Jones, Jimmy Rogers Foundation Chair. Caradine holds a replica of the sidewalk tribute which will be placed in the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center after it is restored.
November 2009 Induction in Poets Corner, New York City
Celebration at St John of the Divine for the Induction of TW into the Poet's Corner
LtoR--Anne Jackson, Eli Wallach, Sylvia Miles, Olympia Dukakis, John Guerre, and Vanessa Redgrave
The Choral Evensong procession for the induction of TW at St John of the Divine
L-R--Jef Hall Flavin, Executive Director TW Festival Provincetown MA; Brenda Caradine Chair TWT Columbus MS; and Patrick Falco, Chairman of the Board, Provincetown MA Tennessee Williams Festival . They are pictured at the induction of TW into the the Poets corner at the Cathedral of St John of the Divine