Hello, Festival Friends!  We hope to see you this year for our 35th annual event March 24-28, 2021.


With its many Writer’s Craft sessions, Literary Discussions, Special Events, Theater presentations, and exciting venues in the French Quarter, the Festival promises to live up to USA Today’s assertion that “the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is one of the best in the country.”

We could not produce this event without our dedicated volunteers; the Festival relies “on the kindness of strangers.”

Volunteer Positions:  We will be seeking volunteers to act as ushers and ticket takers, and to assist our box office staff and information desk. Other positions include messengers, runners, merchandise sales, and party assistants. Do you have food/beverage service experience? Bartending? Need service credits for school? We could use your help!

Benefits for on-site Festival volunteers include one free Literary Discussion Day Pass for each 4 to 5-hour shift, (special events and theatre presentations excluded), and other perks. Shifts and locations are flexible. It is a great opportunity to meet wonderful people while attending New Orleans’ most famous literary festival.

A volunteer orientation (optional) will be held prior to the event. Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter to keep up with Festival events and information. We’ll post a volunteer link where you can sign up closer to the Festival. Questions? Email us at info@tennesseewilliams.net and we’ll be happy to assist you!