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NOLA's Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Returns this March

07:00 February 02, 2024
By: Eliana Sarfati-Magill

Celebrating All Things Literary

The Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival will be celebrating its 38th anniversary on March 20-24. The festival honors theater, NOLA culture, literature, and the culmination of them all in playwright Tennessee Williams.

While the main events begin on the 20th, the week will kick off on the 17th with the annual Stella Shouting Contest, paying homage to Williams' famous work A Streetcar Named Desire. The competition fundraises for the New Orleans Family Justice Center each year.

The festival will include a multitude of speakers and events including Pulitzer-winner Michael Cunningham, National Book Award-winner Justin Torres, acclaimed novelist Colm Toibin, and many more. The event will also include other great workshops such as a Writer's Craft series, a Literary Discussion series, literary walking tours, a Books and Beignets book club, and other literature centered sessions.

There will also be a variety of programming centered around Tennessee Williams, including the performance of Jacob Storms' solo play Tennessee Rising: The Dawn of Tennessee Williams on opening night. The event will also have a Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference, tribute readings, and so much more.

The Literary Festival will largely take place in the French Quarter. Tickets are currently on sale with options to buy cheaper tickets to individual events for those interested.

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