Four novelists discuss getting their work into the world and sustaining their creative energy through the long commitment of novel writing. C. Morgan Babst made a critical mark with her post-Katrina novel, The Floating World. Jennifer Haigh’s fifth novel, Heat and Light, was named a Best Book of 2016 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR. Gaines Prize-winner Ladee Hubbard is the author of The Talented Ribkins, inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’s “The Talented Tenth.” Facilitated by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, whose novel, We Cast a Shadow, will be published in 2019.

  FRI 3/23 2:30 PM

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  Tickets for a single Literary Discussions can be purchased for $10 in the box office (Orleans Room on the mezzanine level of the Hotel Monteleone) on site during the Festival.

Best value is a LITERARY DISCUSSION PASS, which covers all literary discussions Friday-Sunday.

  Hotel Monteleone Queen Anne Ballroom