For 38 years, TWFest has brought award-winning writers, historians, scholars, journalists, actors, musicians, and cultural experts together to present five days of literary revelry in New Orleans for you.

Thousands of book and theatre lovers come to New Orleans from all over the country and abroad for our writer's craft sessions, literary panels, theatre events, literary walking tours, culinary events, author interviews, and music events. And don’t forget our Stella and Stella Shouting Contest!

Want more details? Check out our last Festival's program book at the link below.


We've dropped prices by 20% on our popular VIP Pass. Get it now for only $480 and save $120. The VIP Pass is the best way to see everything you want at TWF24! Treat yourself to the full fest experience! It also makes a great gift for the literary lover in your life.

And save 25% on our Lit Pass currently on sale now for just $75. This pass admits you to the full literary discussion series to be held Fri - Sun of TWF24, March 22 - 24. The series features over 100 writers and includes the Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference and all of the panel discussions at SASFest.