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Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Sunday, March 29, 2015


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Sixteen venues in or in close proximity to New Orleans' historic French Quarter, including The Historic New Orleans Collection, Williams Research Center, Hotel Monteleone, The Old Ursuline Convent, Jackson Square, Palm Court Jazz Café, Muriel's Jackson Square Restaurant, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, Antoine's Restaurant, Hermann-Grima House, Beauregard-Keyes House, Dickie Brennan's Tableau, Ashé Powerhouse Theatre, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Café Istanbul, and Arnaud's Jazz Bistro

Admission Fees

A Festival Panel Pass is $75 ($60 for students); a One-Day Pass is $30; theater/special events range from $10-$100; master classes are $25; the Scholars Conference is $20; walking tours are $25. Group rates - 20% off for five or more - on request.


The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, a five-day fête celebrating its eponymous playwright, his works and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home,” features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars conference; short fiction, poetry and one-act play competitions; a breakfast book club; French Quarter literary walking tours; a book fair; special evening event and social gatherings; and even a “Stella-r” shouting contest in playful homage to the bellowing mates in A Streetcar Named Desire. The March 25-29, 2015 event marks the 29th annual gathering. It also marks the first year TW/NOLF will run concurrently with its sister organization, Saints and Sinners, an annual LGBT literary conference.

Contact Information

504-581-1144 or 800-990-3378 (FEST) #TWF15


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