Coahoma Community College Releases Schedule for 30th Annual Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival 

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Richard Ford, to speak on Friday afternoon.
Academy & Emmy Award-winning producer, Milton Justice, to speak on Friday evening.  Justice will also Direct abridged version of The Glass Menagerie on Saturday afternoon.

CLARKSDALE, MS -- Coahoma Community College releases schedule for the 30th Annual MS Delta Tennessee Williams Festival (MDTWF), which will be held in Clarksdale on October 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2022. Make your plans now to attend.

This year's festival will include a tour through Clarksdale's historic district and other downtown areas; a MDTW festival reunion and a look at festivals past; a movie screening of the acclaimed 1958 film Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on the lawn of the Cutrer Mansion; academic presentations from scholars from around the country including Williams Scholar, Dr. Kenneth Holditch; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Richard Ford; Award-winning author, W. Ralph Eubanks; Moorman Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Dr. Andrew Haley; Award-winning Highway 61 Radio Host, Writer and Researcher, Scott Barretta; Williams Historian and Director of the Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum, Karen Kohlhaas; and Academy-award winning producer, Milton Justice; as well as performances by both professional and community actors; a High School Student Drama Competition; Cultural workshops with talks by Delta Ambassadors; our signature Porch Plays in the historic district; and fun social gatherings with food and music as well.

We are also thrilled to announce that Academy and Emmy Award-winning producer and former professor at the Stella Adler Academy and also the Stella Adler Conservatory, Milton Justice will direct an abridged production of A Glass Menagerie on Saturday afternoon in Clarksdale on the porch of the historic Governor's Mansion located at 41 John Street. 

Organizers are also working on a fun, family-friendly Community Fair to be held at the Cutrer Mansion on Thursday from 11 AM to 4 PM. More details coming soon.

Mark your calendar now and bring the family too. It's going to be a great cultural event for the whole family. Please feel free to share with others!

The MS Delta Tennessee Williams Festival is free and open to the public. Its continued success depends on sponsors, grants, and donations. We give special thanks to the following sponsors: Coahoma Community College, the MS Humanities Council, the MS Arts Commission, the Coahoma County Tourism Commission/Visit Clarksdale, and Visit Mississippi. For more information or if you would like to make a donation, please contact Jen Waller at or at 662-645-3555.