Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: March 22-26, 2017

 

31st Tennessee Williams /New Orleans Literary Festival:
“Time is the longest distance between two places.” - Tennessee Williams

 

The 2017 program includes master classes; scholarly and entertaining discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars conference; breakfast book club; French Quarter literary and LGBT walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and social gatherings.

 

 

 

 

 

New Orleans, Louisiana, February 24, 2017 - The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter (Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130) for its 31st annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. From March 22-26, 2017, attendees will enjoy celebrated award-winning speakers alongside fresh new voices on the literary scene.
 
The five-day event offers a range of diverse speakers and performers, including Dorothy Allison, Bryan Batt, Roy Blount Jr., Patricia Bosworth, Rick Bragg, Jericho Brown, Robert Olen Butler, Dick Cavett, Michael Cerveris, Lisa D’Amour, Amy Dickinson, Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, Winston Groom,  Wally Lamb, Nicholas Mainieri, John Patrick Shanley , Jill St. John, Robert Wagner, and many more.
 
“In a city where indulgence is nothing to feel guilty about and with carnival season ending soon, we are excited to give locals and visitors another chance to celebrate the creative spirit of New Orleans,” says Paul Willis, Executive Director.  “The 31st annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the French Quarter with an array of events connecting literary lovers and stars featuring iconic and emerging voices, a Victorian Séance, a Night in Storyville, a riotous shouting contest, and more.”
 
The 2017 program includes master classes; scholarly and entertaining discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars conference; breakfast book club; French Quarter literary and LGBT walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and social gatherings.
 

Admission/Tickets: VIP Passes are $600; Festival Panel Passes are $100 ($70 for students); a One-Day Pass is $40; theater/special events range from $10-$75; master classes are $25 each or Full Master Class/Panel Pass Series is $225; the Scholars Conference is $20; walking tours are $25. Group rates, available on request, are 20% off for groups of 20 or more. 

 

For more information and a full listing of events, call 504-581-1144 or visit www.tennesseewilliams.net
 
About the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival celebrates the genius of Tennessee Williams, who once called our city his “spiritual home,” and the contemporary artists who are as honest and unflinching in their examination of the human condition as our patron playwright. Founded in 1986 by a group of cultural enthusiasts, the Festival has grown from a small gathering of 500 to a five-day literary and multi-cultural event, which sees 11,000+ seats filled each year. In late March, we toast Williams’ birthday with theater, literary panels, food, and music events featuring luminaries and the brightest new talents in American arts. For more information, visit
www.tennesseewilliams.net or find us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
 

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2016 Festival Photos Available at:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4z5fhoo689mqgmv/AAA7qUs8F1qwIXsdoi0pgJmia?dl=0
 
Author Image Gallery Available at: 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ybxsn2u6h9cx7bf/AAB37E7MLfthgUCHGRcIzR4Ta?dl=0

 


Master Class Series

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival opens with a series of Master Classes by leading authors and publishing industry professionals. All master classes take place at The Historic New Orleans Collection located at 533 Royal Street. Each session is 1 hour and 15 minutes with a lively give-and-take between audience and facilitators. Authors will sign books.

 

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 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Laura Veazey
Email: press@tennesseewilliams.net
Phone: (504) 432-0293

 

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana
Web: www.tennesseewilliams.net

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:
Event Name: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Event Date: March 22-26, 2017
Event Location: French Quarter/Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Admission: VIP Passes are $600; Festival Panel Passes are $100 ($70 for students); a One-Day Pass is $40; theater/special events range from $10-$75; master classes are $25 each or Full Master Class/Panel Pass Series is $225; the Scholars Conference is $20; walking tours are $25. Group rates, available on request, are 20% off for groups of 20 or more.
Web:
www.tennesseewilliams.net
Contact: Laura Veazey, press@tennesseewilliams.net, (504) 432-0293
Description:
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter (Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130) for its 31st annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. From March 22-26, 2017, attendees will enjoy celebrated award-winning speakers alongside fresh new voices on the literary scene. The 2017 program includes master classes; scholarly and entertaining discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars conference; breakfast book club; French Quarter literary and LGBT walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and social gatherings.


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