For our Tennessee Williams tribute reading in 2017, the program features the creative connection between Williams and his time spent in Italy. In his Memoirs, Tennessee wrote “As soon as I crossed the Italian border my health and life seemed to be magically restored. There was the sun and there were the smiling Italians.” Tennessee spent a great deal of the next decade in Rome. It is here where he worked on many of his greatest works including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Rose Tattoo, and Baby Doll.
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.
Join us for a look inside the scandalous history and culture of the Red Light District that flourished in New Orleans from 1897-1917, that famed neighborhood that fixed the city firmly in the national consciousness as a place of licentious pleasure. One hundred years after its closure, it still illuminates New Orleans’s complex personality. (more…)
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IN CELEBRATION OF WRITERS Update: Dorothy Allison will not appear at this event. Nick Mainieri will present the Fiction Contest Winner.