For Immediate Release
Event Date: March 25-29, 2015
Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival Unveils
Most Ambitious Program to Date
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New Orleans, Louisiana, January 9, 2015
(McKenzieNewsService.com) - A stellar group of literary, theater
and musical talent will gather in the historic French Quarter for the 29th
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival,
March 25-29, 2015. The event takes place at several French Quarter venues
in New Orleans.
The five-day fête honors the legendary
Tennessee Williams, his works, and literary life in the adopted city he called
his “spiritual home” and features two days of master classes for writers and
readers; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists on a wide
variety of topics; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a
scholars' conference; a breakfast book club; walking tours; a book fair; special
evening events and social gatherings.
To set the stage, visit this clip from the March 2014 event:
A sample day might include a panel discussion on famous New Orleans kidnapping
cases; a production of “The Hotel Plays,” a slate of Williams one-acts set in
hotels and boarding houses that will take audience members from room to room at
the historic Hermann-Grima House; a celebrity interview; one of two food events
celebrating new books on Afro-vegan and classic Creole cuisine with tastings and
spicy author commentary; a literary walking tour; and a musical tribute to the
late Amédé Ardoin, one of the fathers of Zydeco.
Festival-goers won’t want to miss the riotous closing ceremony, the Stanley and
Stella Shouting Contest, in playful homage to the bellowing mates in
A Streetcar Named Desire.
Admission: $10-$100. Group rates are 20% for groups of five or more.
For more information, call 504-581-1144 or visit
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Media Contact: Ellen Johnson
Phone: (504) 283-3227
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Tennessee Williams/new Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette St #540, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113