We are excited to partner with the Mississippi Humanities Council to celebrate the Pulitzer Centennial. While Mississippi boasts many Pulitzer Prize winners, such as Eudora Welty for The Optimist’s Daughter and William Faulkner for A Fable and The Reivers, we’re going to focus our attention on the three Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic works from Mississippi: Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart. A Streetcar Named Desire and Crimes of the Heart are available as book club kits.
We know it’s called Mississippi Reads, but it doesn’t hurt that there are movie versions of all three of these works! To find a copy to read or to view, visit your local public library!