Southampton Windmill Literary Landmark Dedication Ceremony

The historic and iconic windmill on the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University has won designation as a Literary Landmark from United for Libraries, a division of the  American Library Association. Landmark status was granted to the windmill based on playwright Tennessee Williams having lived there during the summer of 1957 while he was writing his experimental play, The Day on Which a Man Dies, in response to the death of his friend Jackson Pollock the summer before.

In recognition of the landmark designation, a dedication ceremony will be held on July 13  at the windmill with a reading of a new one-act play, At Stanley’s Place, by MFA in Creative Writing and Literature faculty member Frederic Tuten. The Stanley of the title is Stanley Kowalski from the Williams classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. In addition to the characters of Stanley and Blanche DuBois from that play, men and women from other major American plays populate the cast of At Stanley’s Place.

Play reading is at 3:45 pm. Windmill dedication is at 5:15 pm. 
Stony Brook Southampton  (View Map)
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968
United States
Phone: (631) 632-8000

Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
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