Jumpstart your writing with the New Orleans Writing Marathon! Hosted by Marathon founder Richard Louth, participants write their way across the French Quarter in cafes, pubs, bookstores, and anywhere a small group of writers can sit, write, and share their work. It’s all about writing in the moment, writing for the joy of it, and finding inspiration in one’s place. Writers gather for a brief overview of the Writing Marathon process before setting out in small groups to write and enjoy the city’s food, spirits, and atmosphere until noon or beyond. Participants write on anything they want in any form they wish—memoir, fiction, reflection, essay, poetry, or quick descriptive impressions—and share their writing with each other without criticism. For more information, please visit: and for questions, contact Richard Louth at

Writing Marathons will begin at 9 AM Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom. Free and open to the public.

Writing Marathon Readings: Participants in any of the three Writing Marathons are invited to read their writing at a celebration on Sunday, March 25, at 2:30 PM in the Hotel Monteleone, Gallier Room. Free and open to the public.

  THU 3/22 9:00 AMSAT 3/24 9:00 AMSUN 3/25 9:00 AM

  Access included in these ticket packages:

  Hotel Monteleone Queen Anne Ballroom

Participants include: