As a nonprofit organization, we depend on the kindness of friends like you to make our festival and other programs possible. Portions of your membership are tax-deductible and start as low as $50 a year!
Our members enjoy fabulous perks! Free Festival passes, opportunities to mingle with the literati at VIP events, Festival merchandise, party invitations and public recognition, to name a few. We look forward to welcoming you into our family of Friends!
There are two ways you can become a member and contribute to the Festival.
  1. Become a member online.
  2. Become a member by phone. Call 504-581-1144 to speak with a staff member.
We’re flexible! Make a one-time gift or set up a monthly gift, whatever fits your budget.

Member Levels and Benefits:

Baby Doll:
$50

  • Recognition on website and in program
  • 10% Discount at Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop

Serafina Delle Rose:
$200

  • Recognition on website and in program
  • 10% Discount at Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
  • Discounted Festival Parking (through Premium Parking)
  • 1 Festival panel pass ($100 value)
  • Fall Preview Party, November 9, 2016: Invitation for 2
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 24, 2017:  Invitation for 2
  • 1 Festival Tote Bag

Gentleman Caller:
$500

  • Recognition on website and in program
  • 10% Discount at Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
  • 1 Festival Tote Bag
  • Discounted Festival Parking (through Premium Parking)
  • 2 Festival panel passes ($200 value)
  • Fall Preview Party, November 9, 2016: Invitation for 2
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 24, 2017:  Invitation for 2
  • Admittance to the exclusive Festival VIP Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone

Maggie the Cat:
$1000

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  • Recognition on website and in program
  • 10% Discount at Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
  • 10% Discount at Garden District Books
  • 1 Festival Tote Bag
  • Discounted Festival Parking (through Premium Parking)
  • 2 for 1 admission to Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
  • 1 Festival VIP Pass ($600 value)
  • Fall Preview Party, November 9, 2016: Invitation for 2
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 24, 2017:  Invitation for 2
  • Admittance to the exclusive Festival VIP Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone

Big Daddy:
$2500

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  • Recognition on website and in program
  • Signage with logo at sponsored panel
  • Opportunity to introduce sponsored panel
  • 2 reserved front row seats at sponsored panel
  • 10% Discount at Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
  • 10% Discount at Garden District Books
  • Discounted Festival Parking (through Premium Parking)
  • 2 for 1 admission to Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
  • 2 Festival Tote Bags
  • 2 Festival VIP Passes ($1200 value)
  • Fall Preview Party, November 9, 2016: Invitation for 4
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 24, 2017:  Invitation for 4
  • Admittance to the exclusive Festival VIP Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone

2017 Members:

Baby Doll

Lisa Abel

Tiki Axelrod

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop

Shauna Rae Carpenter

Melissa Perrett Cook

Elizabeth Dubus

Barbara Ewell

Deborah Fagan

Jane Ferguson

Joel Fredell

Lawrence Henry Gobble

Eric Johnson

John Kelly

Jackie and Bill Koenig

Frederick Lee Lawson

Sarah and Zachary Lazar

Doris and Richard Louth

Mary N. Mitchell

Linda Nix

Nell Nolan

Shirley Quement

Brad Richard

Dr. and Mrs. Charles R. Smith

Kim Vaz-Deville

Peggy Wilson

Serafina Delle Rose

Lynn Adams

Hon. Maria Arroyo (Ret.)

Caroline and Wayne Blank

Janara Bornstein

Julie Breitmeyer

Janis and Richard Britson

Barbara Jo Brothers

Daniel Clayton

Lisa D’Amour

Maureen and William Detweiler

Martha Edmonds

Ione Elioff

Mary Ramsey Evans

Rubye Noble Evans

Serafina Del Rose

Eleanor Farnsworth

Wanda Garner

Carol Gelderman

Janice and Lane Grijns

Rebecca Hale

George Hero

Steve Hirst

Louise Hoffman

Marilyn Huddell

Helene Inayetian

David Johnson

Ellen Johnson and Ronald Swartz

Diana Jones

Patricia Krebs

Errol and Peggy Scott Laborde

Priscilla and John Lawrence

Michael Ledet

Cyrus Lohfink

Arlene and Larry Manguno

Mark Manguno

Bev and Butch Marshall

Ti Martin

Pat Mason

Albert McMeen

Laura McNeal

Janet Melancon

Constance and Brian Nelson

Sandra Nickel

Cynthia Nobles

Stuart Noel and Joseph Bishop

Lurana O’Malley

Nancy and Stanley Pond

Hal Reed

Helene and Al Rufty

Calvin Drew Sanders

Steve Smith

Richard Stewart

Ruby and Jerry Tremont

Ashbrooke Tullis

Theresa Westerfield

Sara Woodard

Gentleman Caller

Elgart Aster and Paul Swerdlove

Mamie Gasperecz

Wendy Griswold

Page Harris

Lura Harrison

Mary and Charles Harvell

Karissa Kary

Mary Myrick Langlois

James Rowland, Ed.D.

Terry Verigan

John Wade

Barbara Wingo

Maggie the Cat

Mary Anderson

Judy and Allain Andry

Rick Barton

Marshall Bennett

Erin Alexander Bolles

Patricia Brady

Albert Carey

Margaret Dziedzic

Susie Hoskins

Ruth Koffman

Brobson Lutz

The Motch Family Foundation

Patricia Murphy

Kathy and Edmund Schrenk

Big Daddy Panel Sponsors

Backspace Bar & Kitchen

Katharine Carrigan

Janet Daley Duval and Amelia Koch

Helen and George Ingram

Paige Royer and Kerry Clayton

Festival Donors

Alys Arden

Ellen and Mac Ball

Elizabeth Barron

Leslie Castay

Kathy Finn

Patricia Friedmann

Nicholas Mainieri

Arlene and Larry Manguno

Bev Marshall

J. M. Redmann

Michael Tisserand