Our Annual Auction Is Open For Bidding!

"Menagerie of Holiday Gifts," our online auction, is open November 20 - December 2 with 100+ items, including dining, hotel stays, spa treatments, artwork, home decor, museum memberships, event tickets, book bundles, and shopping trips, plus some unique items for the literary-minded. Do your holiday shopping with us!

A New Orleans affair for readers, writers, & theatre lovers!

For 37 years, TWFest has brought award-winning writers, poets,  historians, scholars, journalists, actors, musicians, and cultural experts together to present five days of literary revelry in the lush Bohemia of New Orleans. Join us in 2024!

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

Want more details? Check out our last Festival program book by clicking the button and watch our 2023 Festival Highlight Reel below.


We've dropped price on our popular VIP Pass. Get it now for only $550 through December 31. 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.

Have you resolved to make 2024 the year you take yourself seriously as a writer? Let TWFest help you start off right!

Saturday, January 13, 2024 - all sessions virtual! 10 am - 5:30 pm

Start your writing year right with an inspiring day of resolution-setting. Live virtual sessions on freewriting, establishing healthy writing habits and habitats, submitting your work, and querying agents will give you the tools to meet your writing goals. And it comes with the flavor and mystique of New Orleans’ long literary history.

Agents, editors, and writers will be with us to offer their best advice so you can have the best writing year of your life!