Sunday Salon Series

JOIN US! We’ve partnered with Beauregard-Keyes House for a Sunday Salon Series featuring some of our favorite writers. Participants will read the author’s latest book and come together online as a group for discussion, inspiration, and even some opportunities to explore their own creative side. We had a great first 3-part session with author C. Morgan Babst. Announcement of our next author and session dates coming soon!

Thanks to our program book advertisers for partnering with us to produce our beautiful 2020 program book! CLICK HERE to see their ads and visit their websites.

2020 TWFest Reading Guide: Even though we had to cancel TWF20, you can still read our participants’ novels, short stories, memoirs, biographies, poems, essays, and plays. Check out our 2020 Festival Reading Guide and enjoy the works of our 2020 roster. For all your book-shopping needs, we encourage you to visit our official Festival Bookseller at Garden District Book Shop located at 2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 or online at Want to see it? CLICK HERE FOR GUIDE

2020 Festival Cancelled Due to Coronavirus. CLICK HERE to read the full statement. Save the date for 2021, March 24-28!

What is TWFest?

We are a five-day literary arts festival held every spring right around March 26, the birthday of our patron saint and inspiration, playwright Tennessee Williams. Our Festival is perfect for readers, writers, theater lovers, and anyone who loves New Orleans’ magical culture.

Events include writing workshops and master classes by acclaimed writers, enlightening and entertaining literary panel discussions, theater events,  book fair, Tennessee Williams Tribute Reading, Tennessee Williams scholars conference,  literary walking tours, music events, Books & Beignets book club, culinary and cocktail events, interviews with legendary writers and actors, and much more!

Now in our 34th year, TWFest brings together over 100 contemporary writers, scholars, actors, musicians, and other artists for five days of literary revelry  in the lush Bohemian world of New Orleans.

For a taste of the Fest, view our most recent program book by clicking on the cover image.

Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival is March 26-28, 2021. A program of TWNOLF, SASFest includes panels, readings, workshops, and special events. Visit for full program information.



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