Meet Our Poetry Judge, Beth Ann Fennelly

Meet Our Poetry Judge, Beth Ann Fennelly

This year we welcome the current Poet Laureate of Mississippi, Beth Ann Fennelly, as our poetry judge. Fennelly has published three collections of poetry, including Open House, Tender Hooks, and Unmentionables, plus Great With Child, a collection of letters, the acclaimed novel The Tilted World, and most recently, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs, which Electric Literature called “poised, elegant, and...

An Evening of Desire

An Evening of Desire

Join us October 9 for a TWFest benefit performance of music, scenes, and poetry on the themes of love, desire, and passion. This magical evening begins at 6:30 pm with a cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres provided by the NOPSI Hotel. (more…)

Visit our YouTube Channel

Visit our YouTube Channel

Miss the Fest? Or couldn't fit everything into your schedule? Thanks to the New Orleans Educational Telecommunications Consortium, we now have over 20 videos from #TWF18, including literary panels, (more…)

The Keller Family Foundation

The Keller Family Foundation

The Keller Family Foundation is a private charitable foundation based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Foundation awards grants to qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies, primarily in the Greater New Orleans region. The Foundation has a semi-annual awards cycle.

Check out Saints and Sinners

Check out Saints and Sinners

Happy 15th Anniversary to our LGBTQ literary festival, SAINTS AND SINNERS, held in tandem with TWFest. The Festival, held over 3 days each Spring, features panel discussions and master classes around literary topics that provide a forum for authors, editors, and publishers to talk about their work for the...

2017 Master Class Series

2017 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...