Tickets to our 2020 Festival will go on sale in January. See below for details about our programming. Questions? Email us at info@tennesseewilliams.net

Writer’s Craft Series

Our Writer’s Craft Series features award-winning writers sharing their experience and expertise. Open to the public, it is perfect for writers of any skill level, as well as literary lovers who want to hear their favorite author speak.

Held on Thursday and Friday of the Festival, these 8 sessions are 75 minutes long. Authors will sign books after their Writer’s Craft session.

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How to attend:

  • All Writer’s Craft sessions are open to the public.
  • Tickets will go on sale in January.
  • Writer’s Craft sessions are $25 each.
  • Writer’s Craft sessions are also included in the Combo Pass and the VIP Pass.

Literary Discussion Series

Our Literary Discussion Series features a wide variety of topics led by writers, publishers, scholars, and other literary professionals. Open to the public and held Friday through Sunday of the Festival, these 25+ discussions are 75 minutes long.

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How to attend:

  • All Literary Discussions are open to the public.
  • Tickets will go on sale in January.
  • Literary Discussion Passes are $100 to attend the full discussion series Friday through Sunday (25+ discussions).
  • Literary Discussion Day Passes are $40 and admit you to a single day’s worth of Literary Discussions (10+ on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).
  • Single Literary Discussion tickets are $10 each and available on site during the Festival or online.
  • Literary Discussions are also included in the Combo Pass and the VIP Pass.

Theater

Our Theater events range from full productions by our partnering theater companies to one-acts, staged readings, theater workshops, and original content and performances.

Already confirmed as part of our Festival weekend:

  • Southern Rep will present Reykjavik by Steve Yockey.
  • The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will present In the Bar of A Tokyo Hotel by Tennessee Williams.
  • Beaubourg Theatre Company will present The End of the Beginning,  a program of two Tennessee Williams’ short plays: The Demolition Downtown and The Chalky White Substance, directed by David Williams.

Check back, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on social media for updates on speakers and topics for our theater events at the 34th Annual Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival March 25-29, 2020.

How to attend:

  • All theater events are open to the public.
  • Tickets will go on sale in January for most theater events.
  • Tickets are sold individually for theater events and prices vary.
  • Tickets to all theater events, including full productions by our partnering theater companies, are included in the VIP Pass.
  • Visit our partnering theater companies’ websites for information on their productions and tickets:
  • Southern Rep Theater   http://www.southernrep.com/
  • The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans https://www.twtheatrenola.com/
  • The Beaubourg Theatre Company https://www.beaub.org/

Special Events

Our special events include some of our most beloved annual programming, such as:

  • Opening Night – held the Wednesday night of the Festival as a kickoff event, usually featuring theater, literary, and/or musical performances.
  • Books and Beignets- book club discussion held on the Saturday morning of the Festival at Muriel’s Jackson Square. This year’s focus is Toni Morrison’s Beloved.
  • Culinary Events – featuring recent cook books and samples at such restaurants as Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House, Tujague’s, and Café Adelaide.
  • Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute Reading, featuring the biggest names of the Festival all on one stage sharing excerpts from Williams’ plays, stories, poetry, letters, and journal entries
  • Drummer and Smoke – music event held on the Sunday of the Festival featuring New Orleans-area musicians in performance at the Palm Court Jazz Café
  • Plus, celebrity interviews, special performances, writing marathon, and our annual Stella Shouting Contest!

Check back, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on social media for updates on speakers and topics for our Special Events at the 34th Annual Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival March 25-29, 2020.

How to attend:

  • All special events are open to the public.
  • Tickets will go on sale in January.
  • Tickets to Special Events are sold individually and prices vary.
  • Special Events are included in the VIP Pass with some possible exceptions. More info soon.

Walking Tours

New Orleans is famous for enticing writers to live and work under its spell. We partner with a variety of tour companies to offer our patrons tours specific to Tennessee Williams, as well as other intriguing topics.

Check back, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on social media for updates on speakers and topics for our Walking Tours at the 34th Annual Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival March 25-29, 2020.

Questions? Email us at info@tennesseewilliams.net or call our office at 504-581-1144.