2020 SASFest Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

2020 SASFest Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

The 2020 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival and  Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival Both Cancelled  The 2020 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival slated for March 25-29, 2020 has been cancelled. The Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival, set for the same weekend, has also been cancelled. For...

Festival Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

Festival Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

The 2020 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival and  Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival Both Cancelled  The 2020 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival slated for March 25-29, 2020 has been cancelled. The Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival, set for the same weekend, has also been cancelled. For...

2020 Festival Schedule

2020 Festival Schedule

LITERARY AND SPECIAL EVENTS SEE SECTIONS BELOW FOR THEATER EVENTS, SCHOLARS CONFERENCE, WALKING TOURS, AND MUSIC EVENTS. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 Opening Night:  VIEUX CARRÉ BAROQUE CIRCUS 7:15 PM Cash Bar and Mingling with Performers; 8 – 9:15 PM Performance Our opening night spectacular is a dazzling theatrical performance that transports us into Carnivals’ past...

Meet Our Very Short Fiction Judge

Meet Our Very Short Fiction Judge

This year’s Very Short Fiction Contest Judge is the author Jac Jemc. Jemc’s debut novel, My Only Wife, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. Booklist Booklist noted the “wit and punch” of the stories in her first collection of stories, A Different Bed Every Time. Her...

Meet Our Poetry Judge 2020

Meet Our Poetry Judge 2020

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 novelThe Tilted World, and most recently, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs,which Electric Literature called “poised, elegant, and full...

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...