Press Release

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 ( - A stellar group of literary, theater and musical talent will gather in the historic French Quarter for the 29th annual 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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