FKCC will feature “Tennessee Williams in Key West” at its next VIP Series event on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus.

This insightful presentation is an overview of the life of playwright Tennessee Williams during his residency in Key West from 1949 to 1983, years in which he won multiple awards for drama including two Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  For this lecture, FKCC is proud to welcome Dennis Beaver, Founder and Curator of the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit.  All are invited to experience the literary legend in a new local light.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at www.keystix.com or by calling 305-295-7676. Admission is free for students at FKCC and Monroe County schools.

About FKCC’s 2016 VIP Series:

In its third season, the College’s VIP Series builds on the success of its first two years, which drew hundreds to experience opportunities to learn from and be inspired by the visions, ideas, and perspectives of speakers of local, regional, and national prominence.

The 2016 season features presenters and performers spanning timely and relevant topics of popular culture, art, history, and science.  Four evening sessions will be held in the College’s Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus.

Next in the VIP Series Schedule:

“Jaws 2016: How We See Sharks 40 Years Later”
Dr. Patrick Rice, FKCC’s Chief Science and Research Officer

Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

In 1975, the movie blockbuster Jaws tapped into our primordial fear of sharks and resulted in a phobia and backlash against sharks that lasted for decades.  However, over the past 40 years the perception of sharks has changed and the once feared monsters are now being seen as majestic, beautiful creatures that are critical to our ocean’s health.  This presentation will take you on a journey through the evolution and history of sharks, with a special focus on shark sensory biology and how they perceive their watery world.