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For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: March 19-23, 2014

 

Cats, Iguanas and a Menagerie of Talent Slated for the 28th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, March 19-23, 2014

 

A participant in the annual Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest, in playful homage to the battling mates in Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire." Photo by Earl Perry.

 

New Orleans, Louisiana  (December 16, 2013) - A stellar group of literary, theater and musical talent will gather in the historic French Quarter for the 2014 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, March 19-23.  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 from all over the country; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars' conference; a breakfast book club; walking tours; a book fair; special evening events and parties.


A sample day might include a panel discussion on Southern humor, a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a one-woman show about Vivien Leigh, food events celebrating new books on local cuisine with tastings and a copy of the book to take home, a literary walking tour, and a music performance featuring acclaimed clarinetists Michael White and Tom Sancton.


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.


Prices vary. Group rates are 20% for groups of five or more.


For more information, call 504-581-1144 or visit www.tennesseewilliams.net.

 

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New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, 70113

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Cats, Iguanas and a Menagerie of Talent Slated for the 28th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, March 19-23, 2014

New Orleans, Louisiana - A stellar group of literary, theater and musical talent will gather in the historic French Quarter for the 2014 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, March 19-23.  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 from all over the country; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars' conference; a breakfast book club; walking tours; a book fair; special evening events and parties. 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. Prices vary. Group rates are 20% for groups of five or more. For more information, call 504-581-1144 or visit www.tennesseewilliams.net.

 

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