TRIBUTE READING: TENNESSEE WILLIAMS AND THE ETERNAL CITY

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.

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.

WHERE SEX AND SIN WERE THE SPECIALITIES: AN EVENING OF STORYVILLE MEMORIES

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…)

2017 Program

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