Paul J. Willis, Executive Director

Executive Director Paul Willis has over 20 years of experience in non-profit management. He has a B.S. degree in Psychology and an M.S. degree in Communication. He started his administrative work in 1992 as the co-director for the Holos Foundation in Minneapolis. The Foundation operated an alternative high school program for at-risk youth. Willis has been the executive director for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival since 2004. He is the founder of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival (established in 2003), and has edited various anthologies, including the award-winning Love Bourbon Street with his partner Greg Herren. Photo by Ride Hamilton.